When it comes to Ladies Day at The Galway Races competition is fierce. However it's no reason to completely disregard form over fashion.
Remember when you feel comfortable, you're more confident. In turn your personalty shines thru. Which is 'X factor' that the judges look for!
With that in mind, here are our 8 style tips for stealing the show at the Galway Races.
1. Choose a Dress You're Comfortable in
Be comfortable, physically as well as psychologically. Don’t squeeze yourself into something just like the gúna whatshername wore to Ascot and then find you can’t breathe properly. And for your psychological welfare don’t go for something that makes you feel like you’re playing the part of someone you’re not.
2. Leave The Killer Heals At Home
It’s going to be a long day so be a bit kind to yourself as regards footwear. Killer heels are fine but make sure it’s not you they’re killing!
3. Be Adventurous With Colour
Speaking of colour (and I generally do all day long) think about being a bit adventurous with the colour of your accessories. Yellow against purple or royal blue. Fuchsia and orange…yum! Navy and turquoise or Kelly green.
4. Colour Over Layers, Frills & Add-Ons
You might fancy wearing something eyecatching….but maybe let the colour do the talking. Simple lines in a strong colour will always be more striking and at the end of the day way more sophisticated than layers, frills and add-ons.
5. Consider Your Skin Tone
Most importantly don’t choose a colour just because it’s ‘In’. It may not suit your skin tone; it may be so far away from what you’d normally choose that you’ll never wear it again and that’s just a shame.
6. Wrap Up
At the risk of sounding like the mammy, make sure to bring a wrap for when the temperature dips. Goosepimples were never a good look! Take a bit of trouble putting it on, settle it on the point of your shoulder, then either tuck it in by your elbows or tie it in a loosely draped knot.
7. Don't Feel Too Self-Conscious About Wearing A Fascinator
And so to fascinators. It’s up to you how exuberant you want to be. Remember you’re going to be among lots of other gals strutting their stuff so you won’t feel as out of place as you might when you’re trying it on instore or at home.
8. Go For a Headband Fascinator
The world seems to be divided among those who have no problem wearing a fascinator on a hairband and those who’d rather have their fingernails pulled out than countenance a hairband. All I’m saying is that on a windy day in Galway I know which style I’d go for!
Drop into us for Personalised Style Advice!
If you're heading to the races and need some sound style advice. Drop into us on Chatham Street, Dublin 2. We spend our day helping and advising ladies on their style for up and coming weddings, graduations events and more. So we'll be more than happy to help you with an any advice you may need.