RACEGOERS remained true to the adage that it's always better to be overdressed than underdressed at Dalton Park's annual Griffith Cup on Saturday.
The Fashions on the Field competition was stronger than it has been for a number of years according to judge and Griffith Jockey Club committee member, Renae Wynne.
"There were heaps of amazing outfits and we had perfect weather so everyone got to embrace the fun of dressing in the style of spring racing," Ms Wynne said.
"People really, really gave it a go this year, whether they entered the competition or not.
"You looked around the course and there was plenty of colour, pretty hats and lots of pretty dresses as well as a lot of men in very nice suits."
Numbers were up this year compared to past competitions, with around 30 entrants in the main category Lady of the Day.
Ms Wynne suggested this may have been the result of moving the competition to the running rail.
"We ended up doing two heats, whittling it down to five finalists and the winner was chosen from there," she said.
"There was even strong competition for the Man of the Day and Couple of the Day as well."
Ms Wynne paid special mention to Karyn Johnson who won Lady of the Day for her polished ensemble.
"The judges were looking for the complete outfit with shoes, headwear, dress and accessories that all tied together and Karyn did an amazing job of that," she said.
"She looked amazing from head to toe, she had the whole outfit matched and co-ordinated, which made her the complete stand-out."