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Special Occasion or Event Dressing

You’re going to a special event and you don’t have the time or know how of what to wear.

It could be a last minute invitation or you’ve left organising your outfit to the last moment.

My Top Five Tips to be Ready for any Occasion


Double-check the dress code for the event or occasion.  Ask the host or do your own research to avoid a fashion faux pas.

Race Style  At Flemington or Randwick follow the fashion rules of ladylike fashion with no short skirts or too much flesh. Men wear a quality tailored suit and tie.


Plan your outfit for the venue, time and season. Consider if it’s fine dining, function centre or outdoors. If the environment is relaxed wear smart casual clothes that are fresh, current and stylish.

Race Style  Be daytime appropriate and plan for the weather. Ladies take a jacket to throw over your shoulders. Never take your shoes off unless you have a smart pair of flats to replace them.


Simple sophistication works every time. Dress according to your own authentic style.  What stands out is attention to detail for an immaculate look.

Race Survival Tip  Ladies to prevent your eye makeup smudging set your pencil eyeliner with a powder. Choose a matching colour eye shadow and press it into your eyeliner with an angled brush.


A special occasion demands a seamless top to toe solution.

Race Hats  Pair a sculptured headpiece with a structured dress. Likewise with a feminine dress team with veiled headwear.

To look on trend wear a big bold hat and keep it in proportion to your size and height and forget the feather fascinator.  If your event is Smart Casual buy a Fedora or Panama which you can wear time after time.


Hire a dress, suit or hat to save time and money.

If you’re quick you can hire a hat for Melbourne Cup from  Embellish Atelier-Couture Millinery who has the gorgeous original hats featured in this blog.  Catherine will be in store at 128 Victoria St, Rozelle on Friday Oct 30 from 10-4 or Saturday 31 Oct and Monday 1 Nov from 10.30-2.30 and you can call her on 0416 182 486.

Hair and Beauty – Have a blow wave and your makeup done by a professional.

Styling Advice – I offer virtual styling on Skype and Facetime for a second opinion or a shopping purchase. Call Robin on 0419 468 272 

Good Luck

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