Top prizes for vintage ensembles at Ipswich Cup


VINTAGE style was a winner at this year's Ipswich Cup as a local pin-up model in a yellow tartan suit and a Gold Coast couple in handcrafted outfits took out the best dressed titles.

The Ipswich Cup Fashions on the Field 2014, supported by The Queensland Times and Orion Springfield Central, attracted an impressive group of entrants showcasing winter racing style.

Bundamba's Louise Geoghegan's stunning yellow and black pants suit was unique in a competition full of more traditional dresses and landed her a fabulous Melbourne Cup prize package as first place in the female section.

She said she had worn the outfit with the intention of doing something different.

"I'd wanted to go quite edgy," she said.

"I thought I'd try to expand on what race wear can be for women."

Ms Geoghegan said while she had done some pin-up modelling in the past, Saturday was her first foray into Fashions on the Field.

She said her love for vintage styles drew her to the suit.

"This is sort of a 60s highland fling inspired outfit," she said.

A Gold Coast couple dominated the men's and the couple's categories.

Alla and Steve Dimech took out the couple's competition, before Steve was rushed back onto the stage to be announced winner of the men's section.

Wearing outfits in matching tones of grey and brown, the Broadbeach pair swept the contest in outfits consisting mostly of clothes Mrs Dimech made herself.

Mrs Dimech described their attire as "vintage 40s fashion".

"Steve and I aren't regulars in fashions on the field competitions but it's a really nice chance to get dressed up," she said.


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