Guineas Festival fashion


First off the starting post for the British Champions Series is the QIPCO Guineas Festival on 2nd–3rd May 2015.

For the first Classic of the British Flat season, the dress code in the Premier Enclosure is smart occasion wear. No fancy dress, sportswear or swimwear.

Firm Fashion Favourites in the Fashion Race:  Pretty In Pink; Aquamarine, Strawberry Ice, Kitten heels, Feathers, Kimonos

We’re all in a flutter with the feather trimmed lace dress by Made in Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue and available from Lipstick Boutique.

In the palest of pinks, the strapless pencil style dress is softened with a rose patterned lace overlay.  The lace gives a demure illusion with its high halter neckline but a quick turnaround shows a cheeky keyhole back.

Price £75.

Kimono style jackets hit the scene last summer and are still in the lead for a light cover-up. Here are two options.

Emilio Pucci cropped jacket with kimono style sleeves combines a clean silhouette with a dash of glamour as crystal floral embellishments adorn the simple neckline. In Strawberry Ice, a delicious shade of pink and one of the top 10 colours on trend for SS15. You’ll be sure to be feeling ‘in the pink’ when wearing this cool and refreshing shade.

Price £1,575.

Available from My Theresa online boutique:

Also providing an elegant and clean silhouette but with a more affordable price tag is the light pink satin kimono jacket from Debenhams Principles by Ben de Lisi.

Price £60.

Both jackets have cropped sleeves, ideal for bangles and statement watches. Ensuring you won’t be late for the races, wear the dusty rose pink Juicy Couture Pedigree Watch.

Features include: a rose gold plated case with crystal set bezel, diamond dust track with roman markers, a second hand with a romantic pink heart tip and a silicone strap for a sporty flair.

Available via Amazon for £119.

Racing against the more powerful trends of the ’70s platforms and gladiator sandals, watch out for the outsider Kitten Heel which is stealthily purring its way on to the fashion scene.

The kitten heel is both chic and comfortable – perfect for a long day at the races, but showing her sharp claws is the Valentino’s Rockstud leather pumps featuring signature stud detailing.

In aquamarine – THE top colour for spring 2015. A cool watery shade of blue which complements the light pink hues of our outfit. Also available in pale pink if you wish to go all out for one colour.

Price £360.

Returning back to pink, accessorise with the Vivienne Westwood Divina clutch bag in rose faux leather. From the online boutique

Price £195.

Although not compulsory, most ladies wear a hat in the Premier Enclosure. In shell pink, the demure Lily pillbox hat by Beverley Edmonson comes out of its ‘shell’ with a dramatic line of silk Dupion lilies. Each petal is backed on to a wire so can be arranged to suit your style and add a touch of individuality.

Price £275.

Made to order and also available to buy online via



Karen Grace is the Fashion & Beauty Editor for

She studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at:

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