Saturday 25 January 2020

Be first past the post on ladies day

Roxanne Parker

Q: I'm going to The Irish Grand National in Fairyhouse on Easter Monday and there is a best dressed ladies day event on; do you have any suggestions on what I should wear?

A: This year Irish Grand National Day at Fairyhouse are holding a speed dating event trying to break the record for Europe's biggest speed dating event. In honour of this the theme for the best dressed event is red so dressing as a scarlet lady is a must if you want to catch the eye of judges Rosanna Davidson and Brendan Courtney and win prizes worth €8,000 from Carton House and a Lancome hamper for €500.

Try a long sleeved dress such as this fiery number by Paul & Joe from Seagreen Boutique, Monkstown, which will keep goosebumps at bay. Team with Buffalo's chic closed toe courts -- the weather is too chilly for sandals plus the heel height on these courts is manageable -- remember you are going to be on your feet all day and there is nothing stylish about looking uncomfortable! Finish off with some unusual costume jewellery such as these fresh water pearl hoops by Irish jewellery designer Vivien Walsh.

A smart tailored black coat will keep the look smart, stylish and warm!

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