With the Galway races, fast approaching, the struggle is real when trying to find an outfit that isn’t too predictable but elegantly flawless all the same. The G Hotel Best Dressed Competition is one of the most stylish and exciting events in the Irish social calendar, and it’s certainly a good excuse to go all out on an outfit, shoes and hair.

If the tempting prizes – worth up to €12,000 – isn’t enough of reason, the love of fashion, dressing fabulously and well being the best dressed is one to lure the crowd for Ladies Day on Thursday 3rd of August.

What differs this particular Lady’s Day competition to the rest is that every woman is in with a chance by just showing up! No entering required.

So, dear reader, I’ve narrowed down the best places, and my favourite finds to bring you the perfect ensemble for the best day of summer.



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This Star by Julien Macdonald dress caught my eye straight away! The simple design and mixture of pinks are perfect for a day out in Ireland. Whether it’s sunny or typical Irish dull weather, you can’t go wrong wearing it. It’s also the perfect dress to re-wear to either a summer of winter wedding! #Winnin

Styling Tip: Keep the jewellery simple and style with black pumps and a headpiece. Julien Macdonald has some stunning headpieces so make sure to check them out in store.


River Island

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Not keen on a dress? This River Island off-white detailed jumpsuit echos elegance and style. While the all-in-one doesn’t look particularly appealing dangling on a hanger, they do look astonishingly good on. Whether you prefer loose or tailored, there really is one to suit every size and taste.

 Styling Tip: A bright coloured clutch is the ideal accessory to jazz up your look.



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I have a soft spot for pretty summer florals, and this embellished chiffon maxi gives me all the feels. The pretty applique gives it a 60’s feel and the floral pattern just screams summer.

Styling Tip: Go girly girl and pair with pink accessories including shoes and jewellery. Pink to make the judges wink!


Miss Selfridge


For women who don’t like to wear a dress – why not opt for a stylish blazer? Stepping out in a floral patterned blazer can be a bold choice. So make it! And indulge in the compliments you get. Because you are sure to get many if styled the right way.

Styling Tip: White or pink tailored trousers will give the perfect summer-suit vibes. A pink clutch and simple jewellery will ensure you don’t over-do it.