Deighton Cup fashion for every budget

And, once you have your outfit decided, you can now enter the Style Stakes online before race day July 20. Find out how

Sure the Deighton Cup event at Hastings Racecourse July 20, includes eight adrenaline-pumping horse races, but come on, admit it, you know you’re really going to check out the fashion.

To that end, a highlight of the Deighton Cup each year is the Style Stakes, which sees attendees and a panel of celebrity and fashion-industry judges vote live on the top 20 looks. The top three male and female finalists then take the stage and the Belle Du Jour and Gallant Sartorialist are named and awarded $500 in prizes each and an opportunity to judge at next year’s Deighton Cup.

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And while striving for a Style Stakes win with a high-end, over-the-top outfit might be on your bucket list, others get a thrill out of the hunt for the perfect thrift or consignment-store find, while many mix new and vintage for their Deighton Cup ensemble.

The rules to enter the Style Stakes have been revamped this year, which means you can enter even before the big day.

How to enter

  • Post a full-length photo of you and your outfit to Instagram and tag @deightoncup. Pre-register for the Style Stakes by sending that photo, along with your email address, cell number and Instagram link prior to Friday, July 19 to info@deightoncup.com and receive a bonus 10 points to your score if you are selected for the semi-finals. 
  • Wow the judges on event day by getting a professional photo taken at Deighton Cup at the Self-Nomination Station between noon and 2 p.m., the final nomination cut-off.

One of the joys of Deighton Cup is wearing what you want and to help you pin down just the right look, here are a few suggestions that fit every budget.

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Greta Constantine Esperanza dress.

Greta Constantine Esperanza Dress

$1,495

Wardrobe Apparel

1083 Cambie St.

By appointment only

778-379-8860

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Greta Constantine Laurent dress.

Greta Constantine Laurent Dress

$945

Wardrobe Apparel

1083 Cambie St.

By appointment

778-379-8860

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Dries Van Noten heels.

Dries Van Noten purple and gold snake heels

$195

Mine and Yours luxury pre-owned designer shoes, bags and clothing

1025 Howe St.

2762 Granville St.

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Cherry Velvet dress.

Kate dress with black mini dots

$185

Cherry Velvet

1635 Powell St.

By appointment

info@cherryvelvetdresses.com

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Fleuvog Vancouver Mary Janes.

Sugarsnap Mary jane with ribbon

$349

Fluevog Vancouver

Various locations

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Jeffery Stone, manager of the Value Village location on East Hastings Street, demonstrates some affordable looks for Deighton Cup. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Value Village ensemble one

Floral dress, new with $103 tag: $39.99

Blue hat: $5.99

Green purse: 8.99

Blue necklace: $7.99

Blue scarf: $7.49

1820 East Hastings St.

No appointment necessary

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Jeffery Stone, manager of the Value Village location on East Hastings Street, demonstrates some affordable looks for Deighton Cup. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Value Village ensemble two

Black and white polka dot dress: $24.99

Black and white hat: $24.99

Rhinestone broach (hat pin): $9.99

Black necklace: $9.99

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Value Village finds. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Value Village ensemble three

Yellow dress: $6.99

Top hat: $6.49

Blue belt: $1.99

Blue bag: $9.99

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Tom Ford sun glasses.

Anoushka cat eye sunglasses

$565

Tom Ford

Holt Renfrew

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Emblem sun glasses.

Emblem cat eye sunglasses

$6.48

Walmart

Various locations

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Pink hat.

Pink hat

$438

Granville Island Hat Shop

4-1666 Johnston St.

The Netloft

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Navy hat.

Navy hat

$178

Granville Island Hat Shop

4-1666 Johnston St.

The Netloft

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Black hat.

Black hat

$268

Granville Island Hat Shop

4-1666 Johnston St.

The Netloft

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Navy hat.

Grey fascinator

$68

Granville Island Hat Shop

4-1666 Johnston St.

The Netloft

sthomas@vancourier.com

@sthomas10

 

 

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