Self made outfit seals the deal for Miriam

The most stylish lady at the races, Miriam Prendergast (right) with best dressed man
Benny O’Keeffe and judge Emily O’Donoghue.
Picture; John Kelliher

FASHION fan Miriam Prendergast from Killarney was deemed the most stylish racegoer at Listowel Races at the weekend and she collected a €400 cash prize for making the effort.

She was selected by fashion blogger and judge Emily O’Donoghue – aka @fashionablyfortyish –  while Benny O’Keeffe from Meath was the winner of the best dressed man competition sponsored by McElligotts of Tralee and Honda Ireland.

Miriam wore a black bustier wide-legged jumpsuit with belt, styled with a very feminine one sleeve off white blouse with ruched details.

She both designed and made the outfit herself and paired it with a headpiece borrowed from a friend who got it in MacBees in Killarney. She finished her look with a pretty vintage bag.

Benny wore a sky blue suit he purchased in Burtons, paired with a merl grey waistcoat, set off with a soft pink shirt cleverly co-ordinated with a pink and grey check tie. He purchased his very dapper hat in the Ukraine.

Glorious sunshine welcomed racegoers for the first time in two years to the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival which started on Sunday and continues for seven days.

There is more to come in the style stakes with one of Ireland’s most prestigious best dressed events with ladies’ day making a welcome return this year to the racecourse on Firday. Judged by style icon Celia Holman Lee, it has an overall cash prize fund of €1,000