Above - Elizabeth, Stylist for Westfield, Judge, and ohh so getting it right.
Racing and fashions have always gone hand in hand. Fashion statements get bigger every year along with the prizes for Fashions on the Field. There are numbers of opportunities to stretch your fashion prowess at City Pacific Doomben.
So What do I wear?
A day at the races is one of the few opportunities left to get really dressed up – and you may be rewarded for your efforts! During the Sky Racing Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival we have a major prize valued at over $5,000 in the Hardy Brothers Jewellers 'Fashions on the Field' competition.
Hat vs Fascinator:
Wide-brimmed hats with floral and accessories look fabulous, while feathers, veiling and flowers in a head piece are extremely chic. Head wear is essential for a day at the races, how often do you get to wear a hat anyway?
Accessorise! Accessorise! Accessorise!
Jewellery is the perfect way to finish off any outfit. In fashion at the moment the beaded, shoulder-brushing earrings and shortly strung necklaces with a pendant – just make sure your jewellery compliments your outfit. A necklace can sometimes ruin a great neckline.
Dress for the season:
While the days may be bathed in glorious sunshine, as the sun sets it can get a little chilly. Bring a shawl/poncho/pashmena to wrap around your shoulders.
An Essential item of every fabulous outfit is a handbag for your lip gloss/lip stick, compact, wallet, phone, keys etc. The major accessory for the day at the races is a racebook and, for the truly fashion-conscious, jewelled baby binoculars!
Make sure you top off your outfit with an amazing pair of heels! However remember that stilettos sink in City Pacific Doomben's well-manicured lawns and your choice of footwear must be comfortable enough to dance in to our live entertainment for the day.
Thank you to Caroline at BTC for her article. Read more about Doomben races on www.doomben.com