Warwick Cup racegoer Trudy Grant chooses a look at Classic Dimensions.
Warwick Cup racegoer Trudy Grant chooses a look at Classic Dimensions.

Fashion stakes for Cup day

IS there such thing as a fashion faux pas or someone who has gutsy fashion instinct leaving the house in clothing which some think should be left to wither in the dark abyss of one’s closet?

This is the question the four Warwick Cup Fashions on the Field judges will contemplate as they wander Allman Park looking for winners to share in the $5000 prize pool.

These women with an eye for detail include Linda Mantova (former Warwick Cup fashion’s winner and writer), Larissa Hetherington (Classic Dimensions stylist), Lisa Frappell (finalist in south-east Queensland fashion competitions) and last year’s cup fashion winner Sian Bloor.

“Warwick Turf Club is excited to introduce three new categories for Fashions on the Field for this year’s annual Cup race day,” Mrs Frappell said. “Classic ladies’ race wear, contemporary ladies’ race wear and couples’ race wear will all be highly contested, with more than $5000 in prizes up for grabs.

“All ladies – providing they are wearing a hat or fascinator – are eligible to enter, and men are to wear a jacket and tie to be eligible in the couples’ race-wear section.

“Glamour, style and key accessories are some important facets to include in your outfit for the day, and keep in mind to dress for the day and season. This year marks 150 years of this prestigious Cup, and combined with spring weather will produce beautiful race-day outfits trackside.”

Robyn Fraser from Classic Dimensions said women were keeping in mind bare shoulders when choosing a spring frock and easy-to-wear fabrics which keep looking fresh throughout the day.

“Allman Park has a tendency to be a bit windy. Wraps with dresses are proving popular,” Mrs Fraser said.

Presence on Palmerin’s Kathryn Barnes said bright colourful jewels were the key to stand out from a crowd, but warned of tired feet from too-high heels.

“Spring into spring with statement pieces and bright jewellery,” she said.

“Often we see ladies trotting down the street barefoot with their heels in hand, so we have Spare Soles which are flats folded in a little case which opens to a larger bag to fit the uncomfortable heels.”

Fashion finals
To be eligible:

  • Men must wear a jacket and a tie
  • Ladies must wear a hat or fascinator
  • 150th Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup, October 9

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