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Dressing for the races with French Rendez-Vous

With Melbourne Cup literally on our doorstep, we commissioned in French Rendez-Vous stylist, Beate De Camp, to give us the tips to looking chicer than chic this Melbourne Cup.

The Dress

The Melbourne Cup outfit is about elegance and sophistication and should be outstanding and stylish. Show a little bit of cleavage but not too much and leave your mini skirt at home, embrace the knee or midi length. Need a last minute fix? This Innamorato dress at French Rendez-vous is plain and simple in cut, yet elegant and feminine. To create a ‘wow’ effect add a stunning headpiece and touches of gold to make this a hit at your Melbourne Cup event.

The Pants

Who says you have to wear a dress or skirt to Melbourne Cup?  If pants are more your thing, then make sure the style is sleek, elegant, and high waisted.  Silk is a must.  Team the pants with a cropped top and a wide brim hate, and remember – confidence is key.  Think Amal Clooney’s post wedding outfit… How could you go wrong?!

The Bag

Match the colour of your bag to either your shoes or your headpiece.  If you’re wearing a colourful outfit, keep your bag simple.  For a plain outfit, your bag should make a statement to complement your stunning headpiece.  It is all about balance.  

Sometimes less is more and your Melbourne Cup jewellery should be less. Let your outfit and headpiece have their moment and keep your jewellery simple and elegant. From fine rings, bracelets to necklaces and earrings, you can find it all at French Rendez-vous. Hoop earrings are perfect for a lady like look completing your outfit in a subtle way.  Every woman should own a pair.

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November 3, 2014