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Leave lasting impression at Easter races with chic styling

Gladstone stores Divine Avenue and Cavaliers Menswear and Suit Hire have outfits perfect for the races. Charisse Jones and Josh Hughes showcase styles on offer.
Gladstone stores Divine Avenue and Cavaliers Menswear and Suit Hire have outfits perfect for the races. Charisse Jones and Josh Hughes showcase styles on offer. Brenda Strong

HAT or fascinator? Classic or modern styling?

There are many things to consider for an appearance at what has become one of Gladstone's premier social events of the year.

If you're struggling to find the perfect outfit for the Easter Saturday Race Day, then a last minute visit to Divine Avenue or Cavaliers Menswear may be the first order of the day.

Both Gladstone stores have a range of outfits fit for autumn racing that will help you leave a lasting impression for all the right reasons.

There's even a chance to win some great prizes if you are chosen for Gladstone Turf Club's Fashion in the Field competition.

Categories include best dressed female (18 plus years), runner up and third place; best dressed male (18 plus years); and best millinery.

For women, winter florals pared back with feminine tailoring, luxe silhouettes in leading share red and butter-soft leather detailing on modern lines is all in.

Divine Avenue store manager Sam Taylor said the important thing was to be comfortable so you can have a good time all day.

"We're loving shift dresses and playsuits in-store at the moment," she said.

Felt hats are a seasonable choice for autumn racing and Divine Avenue has a number of colours in-store at the moment.

"At least you can wear it again," she said.

As for male entrants, classic suits are the order of the day.

The in colour is shades of blue, including playful printed shirts.

Cavaliers Menswear has cool-weather tailored options in-store as well as colourful accessories to brighten up an outfit for the bolder man.

FASHION IN THE FIELD TIPS

Here are a few tips and trends from the Gladstone Turf Club for the 2014 autumn racing fashion season:

  • While strapless dresses are great for summer and spring racing seasons Autumn calls for a bit more coverage so think cap sleeves;
  • Heavier fabrics lend themselves well to this season keeping in mind we are in Central Queensland. Lace, crepe, brocade and even wool are finding their way into the 2014 autumn race wear fashions;
  • Colour is another thing to look at your bright and multi colours are great for summer and spring but Autumn starts to see the colours tone down a little and block colours becoming more popular;
  • Don't forget to accessories to suit you outfit. Wrist length gloves are big for autumn teamed with a cute clutch and closed in heels, peep toes heals and even little boots are right on trend.

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