Style begins at the core. It is a lifestyle. The way you dress, your attitude, and the way you present yourself to the rest of the world begins at the core, your core. Style can no longer rely entirely on designer labels, in this era where personal tastes and accepted behavior encompass an ever-broadening spectrum. So how does one stand out? The Deighton Cup is an exciting event for Vancouver that celebrates the fun side of glamour and style. It evokes fond memories of times gone by, and creates new memories for the future to come. The Style Stakes at the Deighton Cup represents one of the true fashion events of western Canada. Here are a few simple guidelines to help you successfully compete in this year’s Style Stakes. First, put yourself in the right frame of mind. Think old Hollywood, in the 1940’s and 1950’s where elegance and glamour reigned. Then consider the Royal Ascot where actual dress rules still apply, many for good reason. https://www.ascot.co.uk/royal-ascot-style-guide#style-video Dresses to be cut just at the knee or just a little above the knee. No go-go dancing here ladies, this is an elegant event not a disco. Dresses with a wider strap, not spaghetti straps, halter tops or tank tops dresses, no matter how hot it is… If the weather is cooler then bring a light jacket or a pashmina to complement your dress, not another jean jacket Pants are suitable but need to complement the rest of the outfit. A hat or headpiece is a must. If you choose simply a headpiece, the, suggested size of your base is about 4 inches. Worn in any manner you wish Comfort, comfort, comfort. If you are not used to wearing 4 inch heels then don’t torture your feet to look ravishing for a day. Pain is never attractive. Next, wear colors that compliment your skin tone and you hair color. If you aren’t sure, ask a friend, or better yet a stranger. Choose dresses that compliment your body type, not the body of the model in the advertisement. Finally, choose a headpiece that suits your clothing and your face shape. This is where Maria Curcic Millinery can give you that award winning edge. With over 25 years of millinery experience and a wide selection of styles and materials to choose from, I can find or design the right hat for you. Still unsure? Watch the wonderful documentary “Advanced Style”. Get in the mood for a great day at the races. See you there!