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Best in Boutiques: How to Dress for the Races

Race season is well truly upon us and as ladies day in Galway looms in the distance it is time to examine some race day style.
It can be extremely difficult to know what to wear at races as you have to factor in the temperamental Irish weather and how dressy is too dressy.
We have some amazing fashion tips straight from the horses mouth as six of Ireland’s top boutiques have given us their ideal looks and fashion do’s and don’t s.

Red Never Goes Out of Style…. Posche Malahide

posche malahide
This dress is called the “neo dress” and retails for €159. This dress is in the classic and timeless midi shape with a deep V front and back.
My main ‘Don’t’ for racing style is don’t play it safe with your outfit!! Go for something fabulous and unusual especially on ladies day. If you can’t wear a showstopper at the races then when can you?

Brighten up your Look- Blush Cork

blush yellow dress
This stunning Lauren Bernal stunning vibrant yellow dress is €399. The dipped hemline to the back  is to die for.€399.
This Spanish label is perfect for that special occasion and is sure to be a winner at Cheltenham.  Add the fascinator to finish off the outfit.
Main tip: Ladies its all about bold colours this season, so don’t be afraid to embrace.

Clean and Classic Look- PIA Galway

pia model
This PIU PIU two piece is new collection from Italy, a very classic and Victoria Beckham style look.
It is priced at €320 for the 2 pieces. The piece is simple with clean lines, no bare shoulder’s and a comes to a classy yet sexy length
Tip: Keep it clean and classic, less is more and remember accessories are crucial to finish a look if you want to be a contender for best dressed!

Make to Order- Chichi Boutique

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All headpieces available to hire for €25 while custom made Headpieces available to buy.

Dresses are all €190, including this midi length dress.
The top tip is “Ladies! Don’t forget to wear your bling clean heel stoppers to protect your fab shoes available here only €8”

Be Elegant and Classy- Devilish Designs By Gina

devilish designs
WOW this black Lattice top full circle dress is really elegant and classy.
Dress €110, Gloves €10
“Do think of the weather and dress accordingly ,match your umbrella to your outfit ! Don’t be afraid of a bold headpiece as it can pull a whole outfit together.”

Draw Attention- Freya Ennis

This dress is €235 and from the brand Stop Staring would be ideal for the races. It us very appropriate as it stands out so much it definitely draws attention…
Top tips…Dress to suit your body… when you wear the dress make sure you feel fab and giddy up after that!

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