One of the pitfalls I find of making my own clothes is feeling a bit ‘our of it’ when it comes to knowing what’s in fashion.
Though I don’t see me self as a style guru, I still like to have a look around to see what colours and styles on on the high street and copy some looks that I think would flatter me. If I’m not careful I could end up looking like an 80’s throwback!
So when I went to the Ladies Day at York races yesterday my eyes were out on stalks! Such amazing colours, styles and hats. There was even a catwalk should you fancy your chances at winning the best dressed!
If you’re attending a big event soon you might want to see just what’s out there, so I’ve taken lots of pics to share with you.
Fascinator borrowed from my mum! I know now that a need a bigger one for the wedding in September
This is as close as I got to a horse!
Sway back adjustment??
Wish I could have taken a better photo – this was a black jumpsuit with a border print from the knee down.
Love this jumpsuit. It reminds me of the Holly Jumpsuit from the back with culottes style trousers.
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Ooops! Hope that’s the wine that’s caused the puddle!!
I noticed some groups or ladies looked to be coordinated, wonder if it was accidental?
2 ladies checking to see if they had been short listed for the best dressed.
There was even a stand selling hats.
Another group of coordinated ladies.
Do you recognise the fabric on the right? I’m sure I’ve seen it online – maybe on Truro fabric or Minerva? My fellow sewers might even know this lady! It did look studding in the sunshine – I’m thinking another skort!
The blue dress really wowed me! I wish I dared have stopped her and take a photo of the front too.
Clever use of a zip. I think the hardest thing copying this look would be sourcing a suitable zip.
No pattern matching her,or is there? They could have intentionally mismatched it as the thick wide stripes match the opposite colours in the skirt.
This was simple but stunning in ‘real life’.
Definitely need something bigger on my head next time, especially as I have such a tall hubby!
Are we worrying necessarily about matching stripes?? I bet this lady hasn’t even noticed. Or is it intentional?
Absolutely love these 2 ‘hats’ – my favourite of the day!
Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that at a big ‘do” like the races, anything goes! It doesn’t matter if your spotty and stripes don’t match. And it doesn’t matter if you need a sway back adjustment.
The main thing to remember is Shapewear! It doesn’t matter how stunning your frock is or how well it fits if your showing off the shape of your knickers of belly button underneath! I’ve a contraption from M&S that incorporates a strapless bra, then continues right down towards my knees. Theres a gusset sewn in. It’s skin colour. If I ever had an accident and had to go to hospital I’d die of embarrassment! But it takes an inch or everywhere and smoothes out my clothes.