The Moree Picnic Races is synonymous with cutting edge style, so naturally its Fashions on the Field competition has captured the attention of fashionistas across the state ahead of the event this Saturday 16 May. Coveted prizes include diamonds from bespoke gem specialist The Diamond Hunter, flights from Fly Corporate and generous packages from Beauty Matters.

President of The Moree Picnic Races Sally Glynn said Fashions on the Field was one of the highlights of the event. “There was is always a beautiful cross section of designers on display and past judges, which range from designer Bridget Mclaughlin to television star Toni Pearen, have consistently found Moree race-goers fashion forward and enthusiastically embracing of fashion trends,” Sally said.

Local retail owner Toy Barwick of Bramhall and Miles has some wise words of advice to give Moree’s autumn racegoers the seasonal edge. “There is definitely an element of decorum recommended for picnic racing fashions, with anything too tight, revealing, strapless or mid-drift baring to be avoided.Lengths should be not too short, with trousers and jumpsuits acceptable, as long as they are full length,” said Toy.

Toy advised that a headpiece is always required for the Fashions on the Field competition, with felt and leather hat preferred over straw. Heeled ankle boots or pumps are a must for Autumn racing, with open toes a definite no no. Stockings and gloves also add a charming element to any outfit. “Keep in mind the races are a daytime event, so be wary of materials and shapes that are evening like, such as metallic, sequined or high shine textures. For men we’re looking for accessories such as a hat, pocket handkerchief, beautiful watches, cufflinks or sunglasses. Polished shoes and a matching belt also go a long way, and you just can’t go past a well fitted suit – not too baggy, not too long and not too tight.”

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