First past the post in the style stakes
THE going was most certainly good in the style stakes at Dingle Races as up to 60 ladies turned up the fashion barometer.
With so many amazing outfits to choose from, judge Elaine Kennedy and her assistants, Dolores Begley and Mary Murphy, had their hands full in choosing the Best Dressed Lady competition, which was sponsored by Elaine Kennedy Photography, Mad Hatters Boutique, Strands of Dingle, Brian de Staic Jewellers and Sheehy's Florists.
After much deliberation, Aisling O'Sullivan's monochrome ensemble made the final cut. Aisling has been having a run of luck at Dingle Races - the Lispole lady revealed that she had met her boyfriend at last year's meeting.
"Aisling's outfit stood out. The contrast of black and white isn't always the safest option but she also accessorised to perfection with beautiful lace gloves and little touches. She really pulled the whole look together," said Elaine.
The Best Dressed Mother & Daughter, sponsored by La Boheme Boutique with bouquet by Sheehy's Florists, went to the supremely stylish Leanne O'Brien from Muiríoch and her two beautiful daughters.
A new addition this year was the presentation of the 'Best Dressed Gent' prize – sponsored by Crean's, Strand House, Centra and the Dingle Creperie - which was won by a deserving Ritchie Quaid who was resplendent in a pink shirt, grey sports jacket and a dickie-bow.
Indeed there were many stylish gents at the meet, so much so that a runner-up prize (sponsored by Crean's) was also awarded to races veteran Timmy Kelliher who is always exquisitely suited and booted; his vintage style setting the marker for young pretenders to the throne!