Trend of the week: Ladies Day look

It’s race season and stakes are high. Do you have that Ladies Day winning look?


The summer race calendar is in full swing which can only mean one thing – Ladies Day. High hats, high fashion and a bet-worthy grand prize make joining the parade ring worth a flutter. If you think you’ve got what it takes to take turf glory, then get the inside track on how to win that coveted title.


● Dress appropriately for the weather. Irish summers demand a light coat or brolly.

● Accessories hold equal sway with your outfit. Choose wisely.

● Classic styles are always winners on Ladies Day. Think Grace Kelly or Kate Middleton for style cues.

● Too many busy patterns can upset the overall appearance of your look. Pick one as the main focus and work from that.

● Forgo the fake tan. Use a tinted moisturiser and build it up for a more natural and even glow.

● Keep it simple. If you choose a statement hat, ensure the rest of your outfit says ‘notice-me’ for the right reasons.


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