Welcome to your ultimate style guide guaranteed to help you find the perfect look for the newly named Gold Coast Cup, one of the feature events in Queensland’s racing season held at the beautiful Aquis Gold Coast Turf Club.

Thinking about what to wear to a race day event can sometimes prove to be a little trickier than first imagined, especially if you are considering entering a judged category where your outfit will be critiqued.

To help ease the stress and answer that age old question ‘what do I wear?’ we have teamed up with the guys over at Gold Coast Turf Club (GCTC) to help bring you effortless style options and detailing tips that you can easily emulate at the upcoming event.

So whether you’re a guest, loyal member or fashion of the field enthusiast we’ll break down the perfect look for you with our featured headwear styles, stunning detailing and outfit options handpicked to suit the top GCC awarded style categories.

 Before we begin, the three key things to remember when dressing for the Gold Coast Cup is to make your outfit all about gold, elegance and style!

THE GOLDEN CANARY (WOMEN)

THE AIM: Incorporate some gold into your outfit!

What better way to celebrate the Gold Coast than with a hint of Gold. This category reflects the overall spirit of the Gold Coast Cup. Try a head to toe golden goddess inspired look or perhaps try a slightly more subdued approach with some elegant gold accents. This look screams luxe so don’t be afraid to turn it up and dazzle on the field with your extra glamorous outfit. How much gold you decide to add to your look is completely up to you and for a contemporary twist make gold the focal point as seen in the examples below.

THE DETAILS 

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THE ELEMENTS GOLDEN GODDESS

TRENDS: RICH SILKS, ELEGANT EMBROIDERY, GEOMETRIC LACE, GOLD FOIL PRINT FABRICS.

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OUR TOP GOLDEN RACEWEAR PICKS

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REVOLUTIONARY ATTIRE (MEN & WOMEN) 

THE AIM: Celebrate a new twist on race wear!

This category pays homage to the Harley-Davidson® brand and celebrates a new twist on racewear. To fit this race day theme try incorporating leather aspects to your outfit or opt for interestingly textured leather accessory elements! Contrast the harshness of the leather texture with luxuriously rich velvet fabrics or perhaps punt on some pleated ruffle hem detailing! For a modern twist, stick to silhouettes that are beautifully tailored to the figure and offer an architectural shape in structure.

THE DETAILS

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THE ELEMENTS MODERN TWIST

TRENDS: RUFFLED MAGIC, THE TAILORED DRESS, ALLURING VELVET, ARCHITECTURALLY STRUCTURED, EYELET DETAILING.

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OUR TOP MODERN RACEWEAR PICKS

LOVE BIRDS (COUPLES)

THE AIM: Reflect the spirit of race day!

Couples who dress together, slay together! This category is for the all couples who love to dress in sync and best reflect the spirit of race day in their outfit choice. Think of it as racewear styling for the season rather than racewear that aims to make a bold statement or impact. The exploration of matching elements are encouraged amongst couples as well as the use of similar colours, patterns or textures within their dress code both as an individual and as a collaborative unit! Opt for stylish and upmarket attire that fits in with your overall concept design and dress coordination.

THE DETAILS

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THE ELEMENTS ROMANTIC FLORALS

TRENDS: WHIMSICAL FLORALS, CLASSICAL LACE, LASER CUT PANELLING, WARM HUES, FITTED SILHOUETTES.

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OUR TOP ROMANTIC RACEWEAR PICKS

 

OUR TOP TIP ROUND UP

When entering a competition category make sure your outfit is all about:

  1. Originality and good coordination.
  2. No visible cleavage.
  3. Good use of colour and style.
  4. No exposed under garments.
  5. A standard hemline.
  6. No playsuits/jumpsuits/pantsuits.
  7. No midriffs or cutouts.
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For all dress regulations please visit the GCTC website.

For more easy to achieve race day tips read our Autumn Racing Style Guide 2018 blog post!

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