Logies look is first past the post
THE St Patrick's Day Races is all about fashion to Naomi Bond.
The Cooper's Fashions shop assistant has been styling female racegoers for the first big race of the season tomorrow at Callaghan Park.
"Women are making classier and dressier choices to start the race season with this year,'' she said.
"It's all about feminine styles nipped in at the waist to accentuate the female figure.
"Think 50s styles and the 70s style with halter necks. "Like Bec Cartwright in her Logies dress.''
The most popular colour was chocolate with green.
Also, fascinators were the top choice ahead of hats.
"Women over 50 are opting for the tailored skirt-suits.''
Men are taking a more casual approach to the first big local race of the season according to Trends For Men shop superviser Amy Garner.
"So far they are not going all out,'' she said.
"Whatever goes, even jeans.''
Ms Garner said long sleeved collared shirts with dress pants and no tie was a safe choice.
"Compared to last year, the men are being tame and there are no trends.''
Racegoers could win one of two trips to a Cowboys game in Townsville, including accommodation.
Fashions in the field prizes will be awarded to the best dressed lady, best dressed gent and best dressed couple.