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Thursday, April 14, 2011


What to wear and what not to wear are staples of the Virginia Gold Cup and the Virginia Blog Cup as well.

The Gold Cup proper will give you tips (click here) and a scroll through this blog will be helpful as well.  We track pre-Gold Cup fashion pretty closely, and, while we aren’t qualified to tell you what to wear, after over thirty-years of Gold Cup experience, we are qualified to tell you what not to wear.

Do not wear this.
(Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Or this.
(Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Or this.
(Matt Cardy/Getty Images Europe)
These first two lovely outfits were part of the Westfield's 'Australia's Biggest Runway Show' at Customs House just yesterday in Sydney, Australia.  

The gents were part of a funeral procession for one John Horwood who was sentenced to death in 1821 and subsequently hanged.  Fortunately, (or unfortunately depending on your perspective), his body was given to science and never given a proper burial.  When he turned up in a distant relative’s cabinet, civilized arrangements were made and Horwood was buried in his family’s plot exactly 190 years to the hour when he met his demise on the gallows.

Long story short, it you would wear it to a funeral in England, you wouldn't wear it to the Gold Cup.

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