Bunbury fashionistas frock up for Melbourne Cup

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Fashions on the Field winner Boden Edwards, runner-up Stephanie Harwood, winner Ainslie Jackson and second runner-up Jo Bovell.
Camera IconFashions on the Field winner Boden Edwards, runner-up Stephanie Harwood, winner Ainslie Jackson and second runner-up Jo Bovell. Credit: South Western Times/Bunbury Herald

Ainslie Jackson’s purple themed ensemble and over-sized straw hat caught the eye of the judges at the 2018 Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field competition at the Bunbury Turf Club today.

Ms Jackson accessorised the vibrant tea-length, bell-sleeved dress with statement gold earrings and Valentino Rockstud pumps to win the tight contest.

It was not her first foray into Fashions on the Field, after winning the South West Regional Heat at Bunbury Ladies Day in 2016.

Fashions on the Field winner Ainslie jackson.
Camera IconFashions on the Field winner Ainslie jackson. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

Stephanie Harwood claimed second place in a high-necked sky blue trumpet-style dress, which featured an oversized violet bow.

Ms Harwood completed the look with dainty white gloves and ruffled, wrap-around nude stilettos.

Runner-up Stephanie Harwood.
Camera IconRunner-up Stephanie Harwood. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

Third place was bestowed on this year’s Country Cups Fashions on the Field South West Heat winner Jo Bovell, who wore a classic deep magenta silk gown with billowing Juliet sleeves.

Ms Bovell opted for a sculptured dusty rose fascinator adorned with blooms, continuing the floral theme with a matching embellished clutch.

Third place holder Jo Bovell.
Camera IconThird place holder Jo Bovell. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

Boden Edwards impressed in the men’s competition, with a textured ivory jacket over a floral print shirt.

Mr Edwards matched his grey-blue pants with his patterned pocket square and completed his overall look with tan lace-up shoes and a matching belt.

Pick up a copy of Thursday’s South Western Times for a full wrap-up and picture spread.

Men's competition winner Boden Edwards.
Camera IconMen's competition winner Boden Edwards. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South Western Times

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