100 Best Dressed: how to look the part

NO CLEAR fashion trend has emerged this spring carnival, so fashion expert Kirrily Parry says it is all about dressing to your comfort and taste at the Ballarat Cup.

Ms Parry expects some tough competition in the fashion stakes on Sunday, especially with expensively styled metropolitan contenders out in force.

But Ms Parry said anyone and any style could come up trumps at Dowling Forest.

"Last year was all about colour blocking, it dominated everything, but this year there hasn't been a clear trend," Ms Parry said.

"Sorbet colours like bright pastels are 'in', there have been some peplums on dresses and some really detailed outfits and digital prints but nothing really stands out.

"This is good. The judges are not really looking for anything in particular.

"Wear something you feel comfortable in, dress for your body shape and something suiting the weather."

For the guys, pastels are also popular, but Ms Parry says the key is to match pocket squares, hat bands, ties while finding an edge to set you apart.

Read more of Ms Parry's fashion advice at www.countryracing.com.au/blog/tag/kirrily

Stockland 100 Best Dressed

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This year, a $1000 gift voucher from Stockland Wendouree will go to the winner of The Courier's Ballarat Cup 100 Best Dressed.

Keep an eye out for The Courier photographer during Sunday's event and have your photo taken for the competition.

Follow all the action on Ballarat Cup Day via Twitter #ballaratcup

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