Fillies ready to frock up

SPRING racing… a time for elegant frocks, the casual bet, fashions on the field and let’s not forget the Equmen Gift.

With the annual Girls Day Out at the Goulburn And District Race Club tomorrow, the Post investigated what’s hot in the spring fashion stakes.

A staple among spring racing fashion is anything and everything floral, and bright coloured combinations are walking out of the store, according to Target stylist, Marion Rogers, who predicts a field of pastels and popcolour, with the classic ‘black and white’ also a popular choice among racegoers.

Fitted and flared styles such as the popular peplum dress are also tipped to be a massive feature in the Fashions on the Field.

When it comes to accessorising, it’s all about finding a balance.

“If your dress is busy, keep the accessories soft and flowing,” Ms Rogers said, advising that adorning heavy jewellery and coloured accessories should be kept to black and white styles.

For those last minute shoppers who can’t decide between donning a hat or fascinator (the age-old debate), Ms Rogers suggests making your dress the focal point, and working your accessories to match.

“We still have a wide range of dresses available in a variety of styles and colours,” she said.

“The important thing is to look good and enjoy the day… if you are looking last minute Target can definitely assist in finding you the perfect outfit.”

With Weatherzone predicting a top of 19 degrees, chances of rain, humidity and a breeze throughout the day, maintaining those luscious locks is a feat in itself.

If your hair is prone to frizz in wet weather, it’s best to keep it controlled with a simple up-do. Loose braids, ponytails and buns – whether it be a top-knot or nape brushing – are all practical options that look great teamed with both fascinators and hats alike.

To tackle the cool change, Ms Rogers recommends rocking a cropped cardigan to tackle the weather. A well fitted coat or blazer can also substitute as classic, alternate options.

“I’d recommend taking enclosed flat shoes as well, as the grounds may get boggy,” she said.

 Gates open at 10am, entry is $15. First 200 girls through the gate get a pink ‘goodie bag’.

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