Gladstone stores have hot new looks for the track
THE Gladstone Turf Club will dazzle with colour today as keen punters flock to this year's Gladstone Cup.
The biggest race day for Gladstone will see ladies and gents put their best fashion foot forward.
Many will follow classic and traditional racewear looks while others may be a bit more experimental with bright colours, prints and even jumpsuits.
Although technically it's still winter, being in central Queensland we can get away with following trends suitable for spring.
If you have not yet chosen your complete outfit for the event, don't stress.
Local stores Saltt Clothing, Fantasy Rags and Divine Avenue have a range of dresses, pantsuits, clutches and fascinators all fit for the Cup.
Fantasy Rags owner Kerrie Lacey said they stocked a large range of coloured fascinators and clutches.
"Because it's coming in to spring/summer I think colour is always beautiful and there is plenty of that around," she said.
Races fashion is about co-ordinating your dress to match the fascinator, clutch, shoes and accessories.
Saltt Clothing owner Lynette Morgan loves the mid-length style. They are also stocking bigger fascinators by labels Olga Berg and Morgan and Taylor.
Amber McLeod from Divine Avenue looks forward to seeing the trends on the field and expects lots of bright colours and vibrant prints.
For those who have not yet decided their frock for the day, here are our hot tips:
Don't be afraid to experiment. Race wear fashion allows you to step out in something you may not normally wear.
The races are a day event, so try to keep away from heavy makeup.
Whatever you wear, wear it with confidence and a smile.
Choose heels that are easy to walk in.
There is nothing worse than walking down the sloped concrete and grass in 10cm-high stilettos (especially after a few beverages).