Fashion for Newmarket’s Future Champions Day

It’s a step back in time for Newmarket’s Dubai Future Champions Day look as the ’70s inspired style is still racing ahead in the 2015 fashion stakes.

Firm Fashion Favourites: Smooth Suede, Forever Fringing, Shaggy Fur, Wide brim hats & Folk Tales.

Nod to the ’70s

Giving a nod to the cool wide brim hats of the ’70s is Sharper Millinery’s Waldorf hat. In canary yellow hand blocked wool felt, everyone will be singing your (style) praises. The brim is in Donegal Irish tweed woven with hints of red, blue and green to give the illusion of a stripe running through it. Finished with a contrast black velvet ribbon around the brim and crown.

Price £255.


One style that epitomises the romantic side of the ’70s was the Folk trend with its rich colours, ethnic prints, natural fabrics and embroidery. The loose silhouette of the folk style midi dress is flattering for most body shapes due to its empire line cut – especially great for concealing larger hips or tummies.

East Clothing’s Samode Print dress adds a touch of Eastern promise with an Indian inspired hand block print in rich autumnal shades. Fabric 100% cotton.

Price £129.

Hidden Layers

Depending on the weather, wear a lightweight and close fitting polo neck underneath the midi dress to keep warm. A popular look in the ’70s, the polo neck was a must-have staple piece and great for layering. With so many colours in the dress print you have a wide range of colour combinations to choose from. Here we’ve chosen M&S Best of British polo neck in orange.

Price £35.

Smooth Suede

Suede was THE fabric of the ’70s. Trimmed with shaggy faux fur and in a bright earthy tan tone, this Mongolian fur trim suede coat by South and available from Very gives a Boho Chic vibe to the outfit.

Price £180.

Blue Suede Boots

Keep the suede touch with a pair of chunky heeled boots. Dune’s Stephanie knee high boots are available in black, burgundy and teal (a vibrant shade to complement the more earthy tone of the tan coat).

Price £245.

Fringe Benefits

Last but not least is the must-have (both now and in the ’70s) fringe cross body bag in suede. Popular choices of colours then and now are the neutral shades of brown, tan, black and beige, but Roger Vivier’s Prismark suede bag shakes up those neutral tassels with brighter multi coloured fringed layers of maroon, blue, orange and pink.

Price £1,850.


Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen's fashion advice at: For personal shopping and styling services you can reach her via frumpy to funky on contact@frumpytofunky

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