This passed weekend I went to The Deighton Cup, Vancouver’s own version of the Kentucky Derby! One thing I’ll say about Vancouver events is that for the most part they are quite casual, and typically when I attend I tend to stick to my favourite style basics. But, as you all know, I love any excuse to dress up – and an event like this that is both themed and offers a chance to rock a fancy fascinator – well that’s just over the top exciting for me.
In years passed, I hadn’t had the opportunity to attend The Deighton Cup, so this year I made sure well in advance that I would be able to go. I scheduled off the weekend, booked a few of my busy friends, and set off to grab a few tickets for our crew.
When you think of the Deighton Cup, one word comes to mind: STYLE. In Vancouver, this is the fashion event of the year, and that means it’s time to really put your style game to the test.
What to Wear to The Deighton Cup
Dress to Impress
When it comes to your Deighton Cup style, the one thing to keep in mind when picking out your outfit is: dress to impress! Walking into this event, I was so impressed and inspired by all incredible outfits and all the imagination that went into them. There were so many unique creative looks, and you could tell that many people had began planning their style schemes months in advance.
I decided to wear one of my favourite floral dresses from Chicwish. This sort of over-the-top bold floral print and exaggerated flare silhouette isn’t something I get to wear often, so it was exciting to have a reason to break it out. Like I mentioned before, Vancouver events tend to have a more casual feel, so it’s fun to have an excuse to get dolled up and dress to the nines.
Rock a Fascinator
One of the most unique part of this event is the opportunity to rock a fascinator. I have never had an excuse before to try out a fascinator before, and it was so fun to wear one. Fascinator’s really add a retro element to your outfit, and they are a absolute essential when attending the Deighton Cup!
One thing that I was initially stumped on was how to get my hands on a fascinator. They aren’t sold every wear, and since they are considered a specialty item I wasn’t sure how I would be able to locate one for this event. But, after a bit searching I discovered that you can actually rent these fancy hats! Maria Curcic is a local hat designer who creates beautiful and unique hats and fascinator’s. Maria Curcic runs a hat rental program where you can simply rent these hats for the day for events like the Deighton Cup!
A huge thank you to Sidebuy for inviting us he Deighton Cup!