Although its inception was centred around equine rivalry, for as far back as human memory can reach, horse racing has been connected almost inextricably with fashion.
And, while fierce competition is a key feature on the track when it comes to our very own Cup and Show Week in Christchurch, fierce competition is a feature too when it comes the style stakes.
We’ve been keeping a sartorial eye on this year’s large-scale racing events in preparation for our own impending race season. We’ve been seeing rich tones, great textures and a touch of layering coming through this season.
Hand printed florals, lush lace work and exceptional tailoring in on-trend pinks and blushes have all made the cut this year. We’re seeing an increasing number of headbands in lieu of elaborate fascinators and hats.
Colourful prints and graphic patterns are guaranteed to elevate any look, but don’t underestimate the appeal of simple elegance. There’s always room for classic pieces.
From sleek, tailored dresses to fabulous footwear, we’ve rounded up a range of racewear accessories that will guarantee you a style win