Celebrity fashion stylist warns women not to flash flesh

FASHION stylist to the stars Jo Ferguson has a simple message to women who want to be noticed for all the right reasons on Melbourne Cup - don't flash too much flesh.

The former fashion director of Cleo Magazine and Women's Day has a celebrity list that includes Rihanna, Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Hawkins, Kristie Hinze, Sarah Murdoch and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.

She told APN that Melbourne Cup Day was all about elegance, simplicity, bright floral colours or bold prints.

"Let the dress be the hero,'' she said for her advice for women, warning against going over the top with big hats that were 'hard to navigate' and could be a health hazard to other guests in a marquee!

"There is nothing worse than revealing too much skin,'' she said, advising that if women were showing off their legs, they shouldn't be showing off their cleavage as well. Women should also keep on their shoes, adding carrying uncomfortable shoes at the end of a long Melbourne Cup Day was never a classy look.

With almost two decades in the fashion industry, Jo has worked with an amazing list of celebrities, as well as major advertising clients like David Jones, Myer and Westfields, as well as writing for magazines like Harpers Bazaar in Singapore, Cleo, Cosmo Bride, Australian Women's Weekly and Woman's Day. Jo revealed one of the secrets to stars' great fashion looks was shapewear which flattened the lumps and bumps to give a much more flattering and confident look.

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JO'S TOP CUP FASHION TIPS

Women: Don't flash the flesh, wear comfortable shoes, don't wear too much make-up or overdo the fake tan, let the dress be the hero.

Men: Look sharp in a well fitted suit with colourful tie, pocketchief and even socks.



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