One of my favourite things at the moment is embroidered fabrics, they can add pops of colour, femininity and so much detail to an outfit. We have been seeing quite a lot of embroidered pieces starting to hit the fashion on the field stages and here are a couple of my favourites from the past few of months.
In July, wearing a lace embroidered Asilio dress, Sarah McEwan took out the Pilbara Regional Heat for the WA Country Cup Fashion on the Field competition. Sarah will now be heading to Ascot in November to compete in the WA Country Cups fashion final .
In my opinion Asilio has got it ALL right with this dress, embroidered lace, bell sleeves and a waterfall tail, what isn’t to love?The embroidered flowers and leaves add another dimension, a delicate touch of colour bringing a real spring feel to the look.It seems like Sarah would agree with me, this is what she had to say about her winning outfit!
“I was drawn to the dress initially due to the striking feminine cut, the bell sleeve and the rear waterfall hemline. However on closer inspection of the dress the stunning embroidery detail is really what sets this dress apart and in my opinion couples sophistication and elegance together beautifully. The thick embroidered guipure style lace detail is exquisite and was the tipping point for selecting this dress. It also helps that it is a very unique style to many other traditional race wear choices” Sarah McEwan
Photo Credit : WA Country Cups
A regular fashion on the field entrant and winner Milano Imai is my next pick for favourite embroidered outfits. This guipure embroidered lace dress is a Andrew Semple original creation, the ‘Night Garden’ dress started out as a full skirt dress, then Milano got her hands on it! Milano is known for cutting and changing, adding embellishments and details to make sure her individual, one of a kind style is stamped all her raceday outfits.
‘I saw it in his studio and had to have it. I was drawn to the fabric; guipure lace is my favourite! The original shape (a full skirt) I felt was too much with everything going on in the pattern and colours. I asked Andrew to remodel it into a midi length pencil skirt. As it is a busy dress I thought accessories would be too much, so used beads to add detail’ Milano Imai
When I think embroidery I straight away think of Temperley London, Alice Temperley, is such a talented designer and always brings embroidered detail into her ranges. Her pieces are delicate, feminine and I would be in heaven if I could have a whole wardrobe full of her wonderful garments, I would also be a lot poorer. It would also definitely make my race day outfit choices a lot easier!
Here are a few, ok a lot of my favourite pieces from Temperley London
If you love the look but don’t have the thousand of pounds to be spending, then these options may work for you.
Thanks to Sarah and Milano for sharing a little bit about their outfits.