CLASSIC 35+ Over

Contemporary under 35



Judging Criteria

Style and originality

Important for a contestant to have their own style. It’s nice to see someone put an outfit together which allows their personality to shine through. The fashion judges will be looking for an Autumn appropriate ensemble. This would include sleeves, (cap, 3/4 ), closed-toe or peep-toe shoes, hosiery and gloves. For the over 35 Ladies – consider an outfit that is timeless and elegantly coordinated.

Appropriateness of the outfit for the individual

Dress with your body shape and age in mind. Exposed shoulders and cleavage are not true Ladies Racewear.

Attention to detail with accessories

This is a very important one! You could have a beautiful dress, but it will appear too simple if you don’t accessorise it properly. Give attention to your hat, bag and jewellery.

Understanding and interpretation of the current fashion trends

Be on-trend with what is happening in the fashion world always ensuring that you adapt this to your body shape and personality.

Grooming and deportment

Be on-trend with what is happening in the fashion world always ensuring that you adapt this to your body shape and personality.


Will be judged on Style & Design – Match to the outfit & Quality Workmanship. Millinery should make a clear fashion statement yet fully compliment the outfit. Style and Design should demonstrate originality and be appropriate for the season. As this is Autumn, definitely no straw or sinamay. Felt, feathers, silks and Leather are all appropriate for the season.


Style and originality

Fashion with an edge – stand-alone look! The outfit should be individualised with accessories such as a hat, lapel flower, cufflinks or pocket-handkerchief. As the season is Autumn a Jacket and Tie are essential.

2022 Special Guest Judge

Emma ScodellarO

Emma Scodellaro is a Fashions on the Field competitor, judge and the creator & administrator of the Facebook group & Instagram page ‘It’s All About the Sash’ @itsallaboutthesash. She first started competing in FOTF in 2009, predominately around Victoria but also travelling interstate on occasion. She has won ‘Lady of the Day’ on many occasions including a regional title, and has also placed in many events all within Victoria.

Her most noted achievements in FOTF include:

Winning the Longines Award for Elegance at Flemington Racecourse

Winning a sash at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Winning & placing runner up at Caulfield Racecourse

Winning the overall Country Racing Victoria’s ‘Best Dressed’ competition in 2013 after coming 2nd in 2012

Being a Top 10 finalist at Flemington, Caulfield and Interstate on numerous occasions

Her greatest achievement in FOTF is her involvement with ‘It’s All About The Sash’, which is a positive support & resource networking page for all involved in Fashions on the Field, promoting inclusivity, new friendships, ideas and where photos of FOTF competitions worldwide are shared. ‘It’s All About The Sash’ is her passion project as the group aims to educate, promote and contribute to the development of FOTF events not only in Australia but also worldwide. She has authored an extensive range of articles on the topic of Fashions on the Field and has been interviewed for National publications on the topic of Fashions on the Field on numerous occasions. Emma has also judged extensively within Victoria, Interstate & for many virtual competitions both in Australia & Overseas.


Please email Shannyn Hopkins for further information



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