What to wear to St Leger 2016: Doncaster’s St Leger Festival sees the end of the summer racing Classics and may be your last chance in 2016 to strike a pose in that summer dress.
Our Firm Fashion Trend Favourites: Lace Overlay, chokers, bomber jackets
The Lace dress is always a fashion winner for the races, and this season it has replaced its classic look for a fresh sexy style. Lace overlay skirts are paired with a much shorter slip/lining underneath allowing those shapely pins to be glimpsed through a veil of pretty lace.
Black may seem an odd colour to wear for an end-of-summer race, but in semi-sheer lace and teamed with a tan, this classic colour will add a touch of elegance to your summer look.
Monochrome is a sure bet at the races and will give that little black dress the wow factor. Creating that wow factor is the black and white Mint Humbug headpiece from milliner Sally Sharper’s Sweet Shop Collection. The straw disc is stitched in certain strategic places to form a sculptural piece. Nestled in the centre is a white silk organza rose and to the side a contrasting black silk rose. The edge of the brim is trimmed with black guipure lace ribbon whilst three black corkscrew quills create more height and drama to the headpiece. Price £150.
Complementing the lace dress and headpiece is a pair of high heeled sandals in a swirl caged design from Sargossa. But these are no ordinary high heels as they have been designed with both style and comfort in mind. Created using medical-grade shock absorbing foam, the insole lines the sole and heels to give the wearer ultimate comfort without compromising on fashion. Price £235, the shoes are available in sizes 2 –9.
The choker necklace was all the rage in the ’90s and is having a mini revival this season. Wide chokers will shorten the neck so are best worn with off the shoulder tops or a deep V necklines where more flesh is on show.
Fashion note: we think the velvet choker is going to be the ultimate necklace for Christmas.
New Look’s 2-pack white and black pearl chokers can be worn separately or together. Worn together (as pictured) adds to the monochrome look. Price £5.99.
The Bomber Jacket has soared to new fashion heights this summer and appears to be continuing on its fashion flight path for the autumn/winter season too. No longer merely a casual jacket to be just worn with jeans, the bomber has been transformed into a glamorous accessory for the evening. Fabrics range from the conservative leather and nylon to the more feminine satins and lace. Embroidery and quirky appliqués have joined ranks with the more serious military badges, and brights with the neutrals.
For our edit we have chosen Miss Selfridge’s shrunken bomber jacket which will emphasise the waist of the dress.
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