The 2011 Spring Racing Carnival is finally here, and is the perfect time to show off your legs and make a statement as you strut your stuff on the field!
Stockings are essential for completing and polishing your race wear outfit, and is a must have if you are entering Fashions on the Field.
Your selection of colour, style and denier should be dictated by the style dress you choose to wear. We’ve predicted some of the key looks for 2011 racing season, and suggested some hosiery combinations below:
Ladylike chic with a vintage twist:
Think dresses and full skirts with elongated hemlines and cinched in waists teamed with pretty blouses and cropped fitted jackets:
Louis Vuitton A/W10
This look can also work well with classic micronet tights as featured on the Paul Smith A/W10 runway:
Feminine pleats are predicted to be a huge trend this racing season. Try to opt for fabrics like crepe and silk tulle for a Feminine and floaty look:
Left: Oscar de la Renta SS 11; Right: Erdem SS 11
Vera Wang, Fall 11
Classic subtle styles like our Clara tights work well with these feminine looks:
Classic black and white:
Racing season is simply not complete without stylish black and white outfits for Derby Day. Model, Rebecca Twigley, finishes her Derby Day look with classic black micronets tights:
We recommend teaming up a simple black and white outfit like this:
with some statement tights like Geo Art:
And finally, some tips for looking HOT on the field:
1. Ensure your dress/skirt is an appropriate length i.e. just above or below the knee, and no shorter than mid-thigh.
2. Dress for the daytime not for the nightclub. Avoid wearing anything strapless, sheer, micro mini or super tight.
3. Pay special attention to detail with your shoes, bag and accessories.
4. Dress for the weather. If it’s cold and raining, take a jacket and wear thicker tights.
5. Avoid showing too much skin. It’s okay to show a little cleavage, but make sure you don’t flash miles of leg at the same time.
6. Whatever you do, DO NOT take off your shoes! Try to reduce the risk of sore feet by opting for a lower heel or a wedge heel, and invest in some Party Feet.