Racing Fashion Trends 2013 are like any other fashion and they come and go. Craig Braybrook winning 'Designer Award of Fashions on the Field 2012' has made one thing certain besides his immaculate finish on garment the peplum will be with us for another year. As I say, be aware when spending on pricey peplum items that this is a trend and it will fade although allot of international designers are still loving this trend. Of course I am sure they were inspired by the wonderful Craig Braybrook.
As well as the peplum, the print is something to look out for, keep the print happy and don't over fuss the print as it will just take away from your hat.
I do love simplicity of a great colour that suits you, it is apparent when people know their colours well as they shine. Basically keep warm colours together and cool colours. It can be difficult to mix warm and cools. Keep lines well detailed for your shape. Invest in great fabric and know your shape well. Even though Emerald is Pantone Colour of the year, tread carefully, it is a difficult colour to wear so maybe incorporate it in your look with a royal blue or tone.
Looking at finalists, winners of fashions on the field in the past 6 months, I must admit they have been often sourced from Netaporter. This does not mean you have to spend a fortune on your outfit as some of the examples I have given start at around 135GBP, given that the Australian Dollar is so strong right now. Aussies are cleaning up on their overseas garments.
Michalenko by Appointment has been making big moves in the Racing Fashion World with Amanda Macor final ling 3 times in the label with Louise Struber last year coming Australian Runner Up in 2011. I am really partial to this brand as I personally wear it and it is a great value item with great prices. A big addition is it is Australian Own and Made.
If you cannot afford to head to the designer stores, I will give you one hint of advice, KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid!
A beautiful outfit with well made Millinery with complimenting shoes and bag are perfect. When you start to bring in umbrellas and accessories these days you are complicating the look. With Racing Fashion think of Michelle Obama or Gwenyth Paltrow. Always classic simplistic lines. Myself I love something a bit different. This is when I either purchase an outstanding hat that I want to match the outfit with or I head to a couture designer to help bring my look to life. My looks are really what you would call elaborate, but it is my personality on my sleeve. Bernadette Pimeta Couture is a brilliant couture Racing Fashion designer that I highly recommend.
When I talk about Racing Fashion in general as well this is not always just an example in Fashions on the Field. Many Fashion on the Field entrants never see the horses and likewise many of the die hard Racing public have no interest in the Fashions on the Field. One thing is always present and that is every lady heading to the track want to look and more importantly feel fantastic.
I really love the clubs that are embracing the 40 and fabulous side as it can be difficult to compete with the younger ladies of 20 and 30 something.
In allot of cases the younger model looking girls do very well and they have the figure for the outfits, I do not want this to deter anyone for heading to the Fashions on the Field. This is a competition for everyone to enjoy. I love watching Fashions on the Field, but more importantly I love being at the races and having a chance to dress up. It is no more and no less. I think everyone who gets up looks fantastic and the confidence is key. If you feel like a winner you are!
Many competitors have wanted the title of being 'Queen or Princess' of this world, but it is still the thrill of a bunch of ladies who love racing, fashion and hats. Take the competition out of the equation and decide to enter on a whim, or if you are regularly a competitor, take a seat and watch for a day. Showcase your fashion and love of Racing Fashion for no other reason that you look and feel great. I am really wanting to see new faces and of course I am sure you will be welcomed warmly.
Great Gatsby will still keep strong influences of the 20s with also Squizzy about to air in Australia, so keep 20s in mind and Drop Waist Lines will be coming into fashion shortly. This is for the slender body and not curvaceous. Ladies with curves, now is the time to be strutting your stuff because the peplum was originally to help enhance the curves of ladies who were lacking in this department. Remember the key is your body and your fashion, not what the cover of a magazine is telling you. Neon is now only for Road Workers and Night Safety.