1930’s Fashion Dress a Winner at Galway Races !

Vintage Style wins at Galway Races !

Vintage Fashion is definitely in this year at Irelands most
stylish gathering of fashionistas – The Galway Races.

While the bookies saw red, the ladies wore every colour imaginable
and the standout winner this year is a stunning 1930’s style ensemble worn by Annmarie O Leary.
She was awarded the most stylish lady – and on her 40th birthday too !
A body hugging silhouette in cool ivory, this dress is the epitome of
elegance and femininity.
It pretty much swept away the tacky bling of the competition.
The dress is designed by Karen Moriarty, and her sequinned hat,
decorated with chrysanthemums was made by local millinery expert Carol Kennelly.
The bow on the shoulder was Annmaries own idea.
” I wanted an elegant, ladylike, comfortable outfit, as I love feminine clothes !” said Annmarie, who runs A New Leaf, an online wedding florist business.
Researched from vintage vogue patterns, the dress was created using carefully placed seams and darts!
Her pal Carol had previously won a best dressed award at the Galway Races .
” It was a hobby until I gave up my job at the Carlton Hotel in Tralee, and went into full time hat making.”

The other standout winner was The Best Hat prize, which went to Galway-born surveyor Aoife Ryan, who wore a spectacular headpiece, an incredible creation in black straw, bought by her sister Ailish in New York.


Hats off to all these stylish women, who are proving by example that vintage glamour is back in and unbeatable.

Original source material-  Bairbre Power – Irish Independent.

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7 thoughts on “1930’s Fashion Dress a Winner at Galway Races !”

  1. Annmaries dress is timelessly stunning, a perfect combination of style and class. The bow was pure inspiration and her hat is the dessert to an absolute feast for the eyes.

  2. I really love this blog! I found it by searching "vintage hat blogs" and that lead me to a post in here about the evolution of hats from the 1920s to 1950s. I loved the hats and the history. I was going to comment on it, but as Blogger doesn't tell you which post the comment is on, I figured you might never find my comment! Haha.

    This white outfit is so great. I wish people still dressed like this. A great excuse to go to the races and gamble! I found a cloche at The Bay. Seriously, I gasped and clutched my chest! My jaw was wide open for like an hour after that. This stuff just isn't made much!

  3. Bravo! What a gorgeous outfit and the hats too!
    Oh, if only women would dress classy once again!!

  4. Very refreshing to see! Sadly it will take another 10 years for it to filter down to my hick neck of the woods, haha…

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