Get your hats and horses ready, The Tall Freckled Fashionista Team is going to Packwood Grand! The sophisticated and high polished event will take place July 1 inside Century Downs Racetrack and Casino with a red carpet at noon.
What is to be expected from such a lavish celebration, and more importantly, where can you find the perfect dress to wear in attendance?
According to the race’s official website, Packwoodgrand.com, the cultured gathering is “set to be a true celebration of old world leisure and sophistication. As the must-attend social & lifestyle event of 2016, an expected 2000 of Calgary’s highly cultured, business-leading, and fashion forward will take in the affair.”
With an astounding amount of people planning to attend, Packwood Grand will be an opportune moment to get up, dress up, and show up looking your best adorned in a glamorous hat and dress combo.
Just like the fashionable theme of the Kentucky Derby, Packwood Grand calls for looks from ornate hats, playful prints and feminine silhouettes. Check out some of our favorite looks from Chi Chi Clothing, Asos, and of course, Joyce’s Closet.
Looking for something feminine and floral?
The Chi Chi Raquel Dress is a refined, yet modest approach to style at Packwood Grand. With a fitted bodice, digital floral print design, and below-the-knee hem, this dress is perfect and polished for Packwood. Pair with a pastel hat, strappy heels, and neutral toned clutch. Check out Chichi for more floral finds!
Another silhouette option is the streamlined pencil skirt silhouette, like the Oasis Floral Bardot Pencil Dress available online at Asos.com.
With a flavourful floral pattern, detachable straps, and a Bardot neckline, this slim fit silhouette is both sexy and classy. Pair this look with some bold pointed pumps and a matching wide brim hat.
If you’re a bigger fan of darker shades, this silhouette can also be rocked in darker hues. Check out the ASOS Dark Floral Off The Shoulder Bardot Hitchcock Midi Pencil Dress
With a Bardot neckline and fitted waist seam, this dress will accentuate your curves while cheering for your favorite pony. Emphasize the dark, romantic tones with a burgundy lip, ankle strapped peep-toe heels (as pictured above), and a matching sultry black birdcage veiled headpiece.
If you’re a fashionista on a budget, save your money on buying a dress by renting your look from dress rental services available at Joyce’s Closet! This is also an ideal option if you want to invest more value into a statement piece, like an extravagant hat or a higher placed bet on your favorite race horse!
If floral patterns aren’t your favorite, try something different yet fashionably appropriate, like this Black and White Maxi Dress with high slit from Joyce’s Closet .The gradient line pattern and contrasting monochrome color scheme make this look incredibly elegant with a hint of edge at the same time. Match the maxi with a pair of bright colored pumps like pink or indigo, and top it off with a structured wide brim hat and large black sunglasses.
Be the lovely lady in red wearing the Marciano V-neck red dress! With a full skirt to emphasize a fun and flirty appeal, this dress is an elegant way to serve as a fiery canvas for playful accessories. Since the red cocktail dress is one solid color, opt for an incredibly ornate and color contrasting hat, a pearl necklace, and a pair of t-strap high heels. Add a detailed touch with a pair of white lace gloves.
With so many affordable looks to choose from, renting is always a viable option. You won’t break the bank and you’ll still look fabulous. Check out JoycesCloset.ca to shop the dress rental services!
Which look can you see yourself wearing at Packwood Grand? Whether you choose lace overlays, bold stripes, floral accents, or the largest and loudest feathered tea party hat, remember to embrace your personal style while rocking your dress at the biggest event of the summer!