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Going to Galway Races? These 5 modern looks will get you noticed


by Marie Kelly
29th Jul 2019
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You need to stand out from the crowd at the Galway Races. IMAGE Fashion Director Marie Kelly suggests 5 modern looks perfect for Ballybrit, Galway.


This gorgeous black mini dress will take you anywhere during any season. I love the slightly Victoriana feel of the neckline; it balances the short skirt beautifully.

Shoulders are a big focus point for AW19, so this dress will take you seamlessly through Christmas. For the races, pair it with metallic sandals, a clutch bag and a fuchsia pink lip.

Pull your hair back into a sleek ponytail for a thoroughly contemporary look.

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Gathered satin mini dress, Rotate Birger Christensen, €162 (was €270) at net-a-porter.com

A jumpsuit is a sophisticated alternative to a dress, and again, this is a piece that will work for any number of occasions, from the races to a work dinner (simply throw a blazer over it for a more business-like look). Navy is a great alternative to black as it’s more flattering to pale skin tones.

It can be paired with subdued neutrals or given depth with something stronger like neon or tangerine.

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Dark blue viscose jumpsuit, €364 at self-portrait-studio.com

Stripes are an easy, and sometimes more modern, way of incorporating pattern into your outfit. This gorgeous Michael Kors dress has a pleated skirt that reveals black and white stripes beneath when you walk.

You’ll feel and look fabulous every time you move.

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Striped crepe maxi dress, Michael Michael Kors, €350 at net-a-porter.com

This dress from uterque.com is simply divine. You’ve got to be careful when you wear white that you don’t wind up looking like a bride, so be sure to accessorise this piece with statement jewellery rather than fine. I love the model’s bold lip, and whatever you do, stay away from an updo or it really will look like it’s your big day.

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Dress with neck detail, €229 at uterque.com

 


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