Fashion, flair and lots of fun

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A group of racegoers gather before a Fashions on the Field competition.
Camera IconA group of racegoers gather before a Fashions on the Field competition. Credit: Robert Dougherty

In the midst of all the trackside action, the fabulous and colourful fashions are set to take the spotlight on Broome Cup Day.

During the 2019 Broome racing season, nine Fashions on the Field events have been held to showcase the style of local and visiting fashionistas.

Broome Turf Club committee member Melanie Virgo said Fashions on the Field was all about highlighting different aspects of the community.

“(Fashions on the Field) gives the people of Broome a good excuse to get all dressed up and show it off,” she said.

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“There aren’t too many opportunities for people to really go all out in terms of their style so having nine days in the year to do so has been fantastic.

“It has been a synonymous part of the racing season for a number of years and it is very well supported by the community.

“There are always fantastic prizes on offer, donated by local businesses, and you get to show off the fantastic work by local seamstresses, milliners and make-up artists.”

While Fashions on the Field is typically reserved for the women, men and children had their very own chance to strut their stuff on the catwalk with special events held on Family Day and Tradies’ Day respectively.

This year, Willie Creek Pearls will be donating the prizes for the Broome Cup Fashions on the Field.

First prize will be an 18-carat white-gold Australian South Sea cultured pearl and diamond pendant valued at more than $2600, second prize will be a $500 voucher and third prize will be a Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour voucher for two people.

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