Vancouver’s most anticipated and stylish day of the summer returns with the 11th annual Deighton Cup. Just imagine big hats, silk bow ties, and the sounds of champagne glasses clinking as horses race past the stands. This daytime festival is bigger than ever, set to host over 7,000 immaculately dressed attendees for an afternoon of fashion, fun, and adrenaline-pumping horse races.
It’s important to note that the horses aren’t the only ones competing at the derby. One of the main highlights of the Deighton Cup is the Style Stakes Best Dressed Awards. Attendees, along with a panel of celebrity and fashion-industry judges vote on the best looks of the derby. Only the boldest of the bold are able to win the cash prize, so have some fun with your outfit and make sure you’re styled to the nines.
A hat is a must-have to complete any derby outfit, which is why we’re once again hosting Entitled Fascinators at our shop. This year, Entitled Fascinators designer Benita Dibdin has pushed the fashion envelope further by creating even more intricate designs than last year’s fascinators. You can expect to find unique show-stopping details on each handmade fascinator, such as ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, pearls, floral embellishments, and metallic veiling.
We know putting together the perfect outfit can be tricky, so we’ve created a list of our favourite combinations of fascinators and dresses to have you looking fab. Curated with all the hottest trends of the summer in mind; from bright colours to bold prints, and ruffled lace to floral designs.
Sweet dreams were made of our Venice dress! Tailored to perfection, this elegant A-line dress gives us major Old Hollywood vibes with its sweetheart neckline, mesh overlay, and embellished floral appliques. Perfectly paired with a blush fascinator and some satin gloves for a glamourous vintage look a la Grace Kelly.
We were inspired by Kylie Jenner’s jaw-dropping 2019 Met Gala look comprised of vibrant lilac ostrich feathers. When we saw this amazing fascinator, we just knew it would be an award-winning combo paired with our Bentayga maxi dress. This outfit is definitely not one for the timid, combining this season’s bold animal print with neon hues.
Romantic garden party vibes is the name of the game, and our Sameena dress strikes that perfect balance of flirtiness and elegance. We’re swooning over its eyelet lace fabric and feminine ruffle tiers. Pair it with this intricate cream and gold metallic fascinator for a truly regal look.
Nothing epitomizes a glamorous summer afternoon like our Roy dress. This off-the-shoulder bodycon dress will definitely have all eyes on you with its vibrant floral print. We love it coordinated with this feathery royal blue fascinator.
If wearing black is more your style, then fear not, we have a gorgeous dark derby outfit for you! Our Kamora dress is a beautiful chiffon mock neck dress. We are swooning over its luxurious lace trim and ruffle detailing. You can choose to style it with a black ribbon fascinator for a chic monochromatic look, or pair it with a pop of colour for some added edge.
Brighten up the day by adding neon to your closet! We love this vibrant pink colour of our Martelle blazer dress, contrasted with its luxurious gold buttons. A playful spin on sporty menswear, this dress will look fabulous and chic with a matching bright fascinator.
The Deighton Cup is all about having fun with fashion. Make a statement and don’t be afraid to try some of this summer’s hottest trends! Whether you love bold colours or floral prints, or you prefer classic lace and ruffles, we are sure to find you an outfit to stand out in style this season. Visit our store and try on our dresses with our wide selection of one-of-kind fascinators. Make it the most memorable event this summer with CityLux.