Just one of the many attractions of the Birdsville Races – don’t miss your opportunity to pose on stage at the Fashions on the Field in 2021.  A fun event for the whole family and the chance to win some amazing prizes.

Saturday 10 April

Registration from 12 noon

Including pre-registrations for Saturday until 4pm (recommended).

Best Dressed Novelty

  • Style and originality.
  • Attention to detail and appropriateness of outfit.
  • Consideration of the outfit being humorous but tasteful – no nudity allowed.

Sunday 11 April

Registration from 11am to 1pm
Heats commence at 1:15pm
Finals commence at 2.30pm
(the conclusion of Race 4)
Please note that entrants may pre-register for Saturday Fashions on the Field between 12noon and 4pm on Friday (recommended)

Best Dressed Lady (Over 18)

  • Style and Originality.
  • Appropriateness of outfit for a day at the races. (Keeping in mind the spring racing season and colour will be key).
  • Fashion with an edge – a ‘Stand-alone’ look!
  • Attention to detail of hat, bag, jewellery, shoes.
  • Appropriate headwear is essential. Traditionally, straw and floral are summer millinery fabrics, felt is not.
  • Consider an outfit that is timeless and elegantly coordinated.
  • Hosiery is not essential (especially if the weather is hot) however it is considered a finishing touch.
  • Exposed shoulders and cleavage are not true Ladies Racewear.
  • Underwear showing or as part of an outfit is not correct race attire.
  • Impeccable grooming and deportment.

Best Millinery Award (Ladies Over 18)

  • Style and design of the millinery. Elements including originality, concept of the design theme and wearability.
  • Quality and workmanship of the millinery. Elements including technique, line and trim.
  • Appropriateness of the millinery for the races, the individual and the outfit.
  • All entrants must have appropriate racewear to complement their headwear.

Best Dressed Gentleman (Over 18)

  • Style and Originality.
  • Appropriateness of outfit for a day at the races.
  • Attention to detail of accessories, such as cufflinks, lapel flower, hat, and handkerchief should be considered.
  • Jacket optional, tie essential.
  • Style and Originality.

Best Dressed Family (or Couple Over 18)

  • Style and Originality.
  • Appropriateness of outfit for a day at the races.
  • We are not looking for matching outfits i.e. same coloured tie as the girls dress/hat. We are looking for a family or couple that compliment each other in a subtle manner and present as a well groomed, elegant, fashionable pair.

Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman in the Trackside Marquee (Saturday)

  • Ladies: Refer to criteria for best dressed Lady.
  • Gentleman: Refer to criteria for Best dressed Gentleman.

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