Fashions return for Cup meet

South Western Times

Clean, fresh and polished looks are on trend at this year’s Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre’s Fashions on the Field at Sunday’s Bunbury Cup.

The popular race day competition is expected to be coloured by floral accents, bright pastel palettes as well as classic black and white tones.

Coordinators Dee Mayne and CM Management owner Tamara Dimov said this year heralded a feminine floral tone for women and crisp colours for men.

“It’s all about ladies being feminine with floaty dresses, floral ruffles and jumpsuits – I expect to see some bright yellows, pinks and red but also some pastel and floral colours,” Ms Dimov said.

“This classic feminine elegance is also on trend in make-up with winged eye-liner, soft eyes, flawless skin and glossy lipsticks in red and berry.

“For men, it’s powder blue suits with tan belts and shoes or the darker blue suits and crisp white shirts but don’t be afraid to add a colourful shirt or tie for something different.”

Ms Mayne said elegance and attention to detail especially in regards to the condition of accessories would be marked highly.

As for fascinators and headpieces, outfits were set to be adorned by turbans, wide-brimmed hats and crowns in leather, metallics or lace, according to Ms Dimov.

“If your dress is full-on, keep the head-wear simple and hair sleek, also go traditional sleek with hair if you have a big statement headpiece,” she said.

Although keeping on trend had always been expected, Ms Dimov said it was also important to be comfortable.

“People need to dress for what suits them and in their own style not just for what’s in fashion,” she said.

Bigger and better this year, Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre’s Fashions on the Field will be held at two different locations.

The winner of the Bunbury heat will compete at Ascot Racecourse in December with other regional finalists.

The competitors will be in the running to win a prize pool trip to Ascot in London along with many other prizes from Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre and local businesses like Vivid Smiles, Salon Sugar and The Flower Place.

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