What to Wear to York Ebor: As York Racecourse’s oldest, richest and most famous race, Ebor Festival puts on a show with style! Step up to the challenge and show off your summer fashion flair.

Our Firm Fashion Trend Favourites: Flamenco Influence, off the shoulder & graphic stripes.

August is one of UK’s hottest months so why not raise the temperature even higher with a touch of the sizzling Flamenco Influence.

On the catwalk, designers grasped this style by the Matador horns with a dramatic abundance of ruffles, long split skirts, lace and a colour palette of black and red. Off the catwalk this look is in danger of falling into the fancy dress trap, so here less is more. Combined with a structured silhouette, a ruffled asymmetric neckline will give a tailored dress a subtle sexy Latin vibe. Choose the on trend graphic stripe print to add a contemporary twist to the outfit.

Oasis’ multi stripe ruffle dress sharpens the look with a splash of citrus lemon. Available from House of Fraser and Oasis stores. Price was £110, now £60.

Sweep up your hair and adorn with a rose fascinator. Red is the obvious choice for the Flamenco Influence, but yellow is also a favourite colour of Spain – representing a fiery spirit, generosity and love.

The Asya fascinator makes a strong statement with a row of canary yellow roses trimmed with a halo of pale yellow feathers. Available from Hat by Cressida via Etsy, price £124.46.

Be inspired by the flamenco dance shoe and choose a block heel, ankle strap and a round toe for your footwear. Perfect for those precise and fast footwork dance steps and ideal for a full day at the races. Vince Camuto’s ankle strap sandal in navy suede nods to the Spanish style. Also available in red or black. Price was £145, now £95 at House of Fraser.

Enhance the Latin feel with a touch of lace. We’ve chosen Accessorize’s Lace overlay hard case clutch in navy. Price £32.

Large statement earrings are a must for this look. Dower and Hall’s Nomad drop earring brings a contemporary feel to the Flamenco style earring with its hammered finish. Although a statement earring, the simplicity allows the rose fascinator to bloom. In 18ct gold vermeil on sterling silver. Price £290.

Complete the Flamenco Influence with bangles or for a modern twist, one statement cuff. Dower & Hall‘s triple bar cuff complements the stripe print of the dress whilst giving the illusion of multiple bangles. In 18ct rose gold vermeil on handmade sterling with a hammered finish. Price £515.

Karen Grace

Karen Grace

Fashion & Beauty Editor at www.EclipseMagazine.co.uk
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.

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