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Wedding and Racing Season Fashion

How to Dress for the Wedding and Racing Season

Every now and then we will be invited to an important event and that's a reason to dress up, a reason to look extraordinarily beautiful and a reason to shine in your chosen outfit.

Choosing an outfit will depend on the type of event, your age and of course, your personal taste in fashion. Park Avenue Fashions is the one-stop shop where exclusive dresses for special events are available to make sure you don't turn up wearing the same as anyone else making this event your time to shine.
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Dresses For Race Days

During the racing season, a certain standard of dress is expected.  Our aim is not to meet these expectations but to exceed them. A classic dress, complete with appropriate hat or fascinator can turn a beautiful dress into an outfit that stands out from the crowd. We at Park Avenue Fashions understand what looks amazing and more importantly what will suit your shape and occasion. 

Remember, a race day can be a long day so be wary of over tight clothes, shoes or headbands that can become instruments of personal torture in the later hours of the day. 

Take your time to select the right outfit and you’ll survive, looking as glamourous in the car on the way home as you did when you arrived.
Midi Length Dresses For Race Day

A midi length dress is perfect for race day, anything longer would cause no end of problems when walking around. As far as rules go, the most important one is to dress like you are going to enjoy the day.  No matter if you’re simply going for a fun day out with the girls, a corporate event, or spending time with loved ones, you’ll want to feel special but also not restricted. At Park Avenue Fashions our huge selection of dresses, hats, fascinators and accessories will leave you feeling as if you were the centre of attention, and quite rightly too.

Race Day Preparation

Hats or Fascinators

Pay attention to the weather as a windy day could influence your choice of headwear, sometimes it is better to have a hat AND a fascinator to choose on the big day. You don't want to have to hold onto your hat all day if you’re outside. 
Race Track Shoes

Go for a wedge or chunky heel, or a pretty flat, the grass can be a tricky place for stiletto heels!
Raceday To Do List:
The week leading up
  • Book eyelash extensions, any waxing and fake tanning well in advance!
  • Confirm travel arrangements
  • Make sure your outfit is freshly pressed
  • Do you have all required accessories , earrings, necklace, belt, clutch, etc? If not then head over to Park Avenue Fashions for some last minute help and advice
  • Shine up your clutch and ensure the bottoms of your heels are clean.
The morning
  • Start on hair and makeup early for a stress-free morning.
  • Get your entire ensemble together and lay it on your bed. Take a picture to tease your friends on social media.
The day
  • Arrive on time to the track, it's simply not fashionable to be late nowadays.
  • Enjoy the day with your glamorous friends and family.
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For more information about our exclusive race day dresses and accessories please feel free to contact us.

*Payment can be made by the following:
    Direct Credit and Cash. 
*We do not refund, replace, or credit items personally selected except under the Consumers Guarantee  Act.
*Hats and fascinators are not accepted back at all after purchase. 
*Items purchased online will not be refunded or credited after three days.
*A service we provide is viewing in your own home.  We will bring all the clothes we have in your size and you can try them on in the comfort of your own home.

Park Avenue Fashions is a long established company set up and managed by the present owner 25 years ago.  
Park Avenue Fashions,Christchurch Phone: +64274843527
Email: sales@parkavenue.co.nz
We have shut our premises at Lincoln Road and are selling on line or by appointment.  I am available to either bring clothes to you or you are welcome to come to my showroom.  I will work round your schedules to make it as easy as possible. Feel free to email or ring with your queries as not all the stock I have is on line at present.  I am more than happy to answer any of your questions.