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Fashion on the field… what to wear to the races

BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 15 JUN 2011 15:59 COMPETITIONSCOMMENTS

Fashion on the field

Fashion on the field

Designer at Debenhams Jeff Banks, and Milliner Yvette Jelfs will be hosting a special style search at York Races from 17 – 20 August 2011.

We are inviting race-goers to hit the catwalk in front of a panel of judges including some of our renowned Designers at Debenhams. There will be 3 Heats each day, and the winner of each will receive £150 Debenhams Shopping Spree and a bottle of champagne. The daily winner will be invited back to the catwalk on Saturday 20 August for the Final.

The Debenhams Fashion on the Field winner will receive…

  • A fabulous holiday
  • A bottle of champagne
  • £500 Debenhams Shopping Spree with a Personal Shopper
  • Plus more…

If you register before 15 July, Debenhams will send you an exclusive voucher to put towards your outfit for Fashion on the Field! As an extra treat, Debenhams Card Holders get a 10% discount on Hospitality, County Stand, Grandstand and Paddock tickets.

Debenhams stores in Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool will be organizing coach trips to York Ebor too so what are you waiting for? If you  you have style and want to be our winner, all you need to do is register now, for FREE.

For tips on what to wear, read on…

Fashion on the Field

Working out what to wear to the races can be difficult – but not if you come to Debenhams.

Our customers love our occasionwear because we’ve got plenty of choice to fit and flatter all figures. We’ve been looking at all the pictures from Ascot and wishing we were there. If you’re off to Ascot or a day at the races try our fashion tips…

Glam races style… go all out glam in Star by Julien Macdonald. The figure-hugging and body-shaping styles look great teamed with some high heels. Orange is our hot-hue for summer and Betty Jackson.Black also has some striking orange dresses which would be perfect for grandstand.

Vintage races style… 50s prom style dresses are an on-trend option this season. They’re a great choice because they are generally belted at the waist and flared over the bottom and thighs, cutting a fabulously feminine silhouette. The new RI Roksanda Ilincic prom dresses are so pretty too and will definitely stand out (plus, check for a special discount on selected lines for a limited time).

Hats and fascinators for the races… top it all off with a statement hat or fascinator. The races are the one place where bigger is better. If you are petite, you can get away with a taller style hat. If you have a round face, opt for a hat or fascinator with angles and wear tilted on the head.The latest trend for colour clashing headwear and dresses is a great look too.

Get more dress code tips for women

Jeff Banks’s tailoring advice for men

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