Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

March 2009, Issue 40
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

The Summer Campaign
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Mona’s enjoying her upside down life
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Flexibility, mobility and wellbeing
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Well done Sam
Read more >>

New Businesses Image

New Businesses

70 years later, family business still suits
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Boom, boom, bust and out -
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

She’s the boss, and I like it!
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Energy vulnerable vertical villages?
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Cladding, short-stays and rooming
Read more >>

Fashion - October 2011

28 Sep 2011

Fashion - October  2011 Image

Dress up for the races

By Nicola St John

Spring Racing Carnival seems to bring the inadequate dresser out in all of us.

Ladies are seen en masse clutching their heels in one hand, glass of champers in the other leaving nothing to stop the windy gusts and flimsy short dress combo. The feathers begin to look limp, sequins lose their sparkle and you end up looking like a disheveled peacock rather than a dignified female on the field.

Some advice for the gents. Don’t wear the same suit you wore to your graduation, your job interview, a funeral or to work that day. There are more options for you. A boxy black or navy suit with an outlandish tie is not race wear. That’s what 16-year-old-boys wear to their school formals.

The races are a rare occasion to dress up during the day that isn’t for a wedding and to show that hats are not just for the royals. It should be seen as an opportunity, rather than a web of potential pitfalls.

For those gents daring enough, head wear is not just for the ladies. As well as protecting you from the sun, a panama hat teamed with a linen suit, brogues and well-placed handkerchief will have you feeling a bit jaunty.

Ladies do have things a bit tougher. How to master stilettos in soft grass, wear a suitable concoction of flowers, feathers and flimsy head wear without looking like an adorned cocktail and how to simultaneously manage a race guide, glass of bubbly and clutch bag can be difficult.

Perhaps we can all try to study the form, gamble less, drink better champagne and try and look decidedly good doing it. But that sounds all a bit too serious, doesn’t it?

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

Comments

  • Jordan at 5:30pm on 02/12/11

    SO glad to see this article here. If only people realized that wearing a hat doesn’t have to be a gimmick. I can only speak for myself as an adult male, but a hat worn right in the summertime with linen is CLASSY. Some trends never change.

Page 1 of 1

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.

Docklands is Beautiful