It's time to get race-day ready as Auckland Cup Week is nearly upon us. Show them your style at the fashion competitions, BMW New Zealand's Derby Day's Fashions in the Field and Barfoot & Thompson's Auckland Cup Day's Viva Prix de Fashion.
Finding something to wear can sometimes be a dilemma but with a bit of know-how, it's easy to come up with a stand-out look.
An incredible piece of headwear should always be your first consideration. Wow them with Natalie's Chan's d'Orsay hat. The large bow adds a wonderfully dramatic touch.
Cut a bold figure in the Dikrysa dress by Hugo Boss, an eye-catching, monochrome tailored dress.
1 Hugo Boss Dikrysa dress $959
2 One Shoulder bodysuit $119.90
Frill Hem midi skirt
Carrie Cutout clutch $69.90
All from Seed Heritage
3 Lift Maxi dress in tangerine
Slick heels in nude
All from Moochi
4 Max Midi Drape dress
5 Ted Baker Harmel dress $469
6 Adrian Hailwood Sequin Mercury in sea foam
Black is always stylish. Add flair with Seed Heritage's One Shoulder Bodysuit and Frill Hem Midi Skirt. Team with a must-have floppy hat to channel the 70s.
Auckland Cup Day is all about colour. Dress to impress in Moochi's Lift maxi dress. Add a belt to cinch in the waist and co-ordinate with elegant accessories.
Navy never dates. Keep it effortlessly chic with Max's Midi Drape dress. The soft, draped style creates a more feminine look and the neutral base allows you to go all out on accessories.
Ted Baker's Harmel midi dress features a flirty full skirt for true ladylike style.
Also coming up on the racing calendar is Alexandra Park Racing's Fashion at the Oaks, a glamorous evening of racing and fashion from New Zealand's top designers. Adrian Hailwood's sizzling sequin Mercury dress is a perfect dress for any soiree. Add a luxe headband or fascinator for extra glam appeal.
Must-have racing accessories:
Turn heads with SRK Millinery's Annette hat ($236) while Guglielmo Rotta's Allure sandal is a sexy, strappy sandal made for any racing meet - $390.
Embrace Derby Day chic with Cue's Graphic chain bag ($215) and add a splash of colour with Karen Murrell's Rymba Rhythm lipstick - $29.95.
Make your base immaculately flawless with YSL's Touche Eclat Blur Perfector. $92
If hats aren't your thing, opt for a sparkly headband such as Mimco's Head Over Heels Halo. $249
Belinda Green's Billy hat ($250) adds class and sophistication. And of course, it's all about the details. Delicate stud earrings from Forever New finish your look - $14.99.
So go trackside to experience the style and glamour of racing. It's the perfect excuse to dress up and show off.
hugoboss.com, seedheritage.com, maxshop.com,
available in store at selected Westfield Centres.
Guglielmo Rotta shoes available from Scarpa
Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics available from selected department stores, Farmers and pharmacies.