Style Awards: Top trends for autumn best dressed

Want to win a podium place at Newmarket’s Autumn Style Awards? We asked five local fashion experts what the best dressed should be wearing

Iris & Violet, Cambridge

Sleeved ditsy print dress, Iris & Violet (51900592)
Sleeved ditsy print dress, Iris & Violet (51900592)

“This gorgeous dress is elegant but striking. It effortlessly highlights your curves and neckline thanks to its feminine wrap cut and will take you through race day in style.”

Ditzy floral print sleeved dress, £75, Iris & Violet, St Mary’s Passage, Cambridge -

Gladys & George, Mildenhall

“An autumn race day outfit wouldn’t be complete without a piece of fabulous millinery. A trusty fedora is perfect to keep both stylish and warm.”

Juliette fedora, £25.99, and Nadine duster gilet, available in black and taupe, £35, Gladys & George, High Street, Mildenhall -

Martha V, Newmarket

Fee'G dress, Martha V (51900587)
Fee'G dress, Martha V (51900587)

“After more than a year of dressing down, we’re all in the mood for getting dressed up - and in the mood for some colour, too. This dress is just so joyful; the palette and the print really make it stand out. The cut and the pleated skirt make it easy to wear. And it’s the ideal transition piece; as well as working with heels and headband, it lends itself to being paired with boots and a faux fur. Add trainers and a denim jacket and it also dresses down. A great investment piece.”

Fee'G multi-coloured pleat skirt dress, £199, Martha V, High Street, Newmarket -

John Lewis & Partners, Cambridge

“We’ve chosen two dresses: we love the fact the Boden is a pop of colour, while the Ralph Lauren is classic autumn floral. Both are ideal for the races as they can be dressed up with a pair of heels and a clutch and then worn again for more casual relaxed days adding your boots/trainers and a crossbody bag. Glamorous styles and timeless shapes means you will get lots of wear out of them.”

Boden Addie midi dress, was £150, now £60, and Polo Ralph Lauren long sleeve floral dress, £349, both John Lewis & Partners, Grand Arcade, Cambridge -

Javelin, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury

Dea Kudibal dress, Javelin (51900584)
Dea Kudibal dress, Javelin (51900584)

“This is a gorgeous animal print dress with a twist: it is covered in leopards. The relaxed fit and colour of this dress has an autumnal feel that paired with boots would be great for everyday but add a court shoe and it is fit for the races!”

Dea Kudibal Serenity dress, £199, Javelin, Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds and Market Hill, Sudbury -

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