This Saturday, June 15, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., has teamed up with Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka for a special Downs After Dark party!
Realizing that high fashion is a fantastic thing to encourage for the races, they have created this fantastic night of racing: the White Party!
The “Downs After Dark” event marks the third edition of the White Party. Churchill encourages all of its guests to “dress to impress” in their best summer whites.
White parties are a fantastic way to get people together for a few reasons:
1. Encourages effort in your guests’ dress (which is always a plus)
2. You have an easy theme that looks good in any venue
3. People are less likely to get sloppy ... because they are wearing white! (well, most)
4. There's just something classy about it!
Although some may think that white is boring and therefore all white is just a snooze ... in my opinion they couldn't be more wrong!
It’s actually not so easy to put an all-white outfit together. It’s not just a white dress and then you’re finished. You want to show that the effort is really there!
First of all, millinery is always important. Incorporating a white piece with your already white racing outfit will have heads turning all down the halls.
Since you are in a bit of a time crunch and may not be able to find a great white millinery piece, feel free to get creative with it!
Find a fantastic headband and add some white feathers or a bow. Don't show up to this classy night without something on that head of yours!
Add accessories to take your outfit to the next level: white lace or leather gloves, white jewelry, white shoes, etc. This is not a normal raceday, so feel free to take risks with your outfits! This does not mean short skirts and nightclub wear! But Maxi dresses, sheer, lace, etc.
In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “Always dress like you will see your worst enemy,” and if that person is looking fantastic in white ... so should you!
For more information visit the Churchill Downs website.