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Saturday 10 December 2016

Who'll be first past the post in style stakes?

Fashion

Amanda Byram
Amanda Byram

Style is very important to me and on Wednesday I got the chance to wear an outfit by an amazing Irish designer (right).

I wore a white Umit Kutluk dress and belt to the launch of this year's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

I'm judging the Best Dressed competition on Derby Day in the Curragh later this month alongside Irish Independent Fashion Editor Bairbre Power.

It's going to be such a tough job to choose who's the most stylish though - the day is like Ireland's answer to Royal Ascot and everyone really takes it up a notch in the fashion stakes.

I'm looking for something subtle and understated - bigger isn't always better when it comes to things like hats and dresses and I personally prefer to keep things simple, especially for the races.

Another thing that a lot of people get wrong is thinking that everything has to match.

To me, that can look so old fashioned, and I think it's more important to make sure each item compliments the others subtly.

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