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Role on races.. Style on Sunday.

Byline: Demelza de Burca's

SHE has been voted the Sexiest Female in Soap five times so Michelle Keegan knows how to turn heads.

The Coronation Street beauty, 26, is the photographers' favourite due to her dazzling red carpet appearances and romance with Essex heartthrob Mark Wright.

The sultry brunette, best known for her role as Tina McIntyre, is heading to these shores next weekend to judge the Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish Lady competition which takes place at the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare on Saturday.

Ahead of the event, which will see the winner bag a luxury trip to Dubai, Michelle, from Manchester, has shared her top tips on racing style...

HAT APPEAL: A hat or headpiece is a must for summer racing and can really add to the overall look. Summer racegoers have a more flexibility when it comes to headwear, Fedorah, [euro]15 and if they don't want to for the more traditional hat or fascinator, they can choose a more summery straw look.

ACCESSORISE: The right jewellery can make or break an outfit and should always be the perfect finishing touch.

NATURAL BEAUTY: When it comes to daytime racing, less is always more in terms of makeup and it is important to let your natural beauty shine through.

NO NIGHTWEAR: Keep racing etiquette in mind by saving shorter dresses and minis for night-time events.

SHOES: Go for stylish but practical and if you are splashing out on a new pair, make sure you break them in before the big day.

Meanwhile, when it comes to finding the perfect attire for Ladies' Day, Littlewoods Ireland is in the lead for your one-stop shop for all things racing - from gorgeous gunas to killer heels and accessories.

Dresses slightly below the knee work best, with capped sleeves and a modest neckline also creating a winning style.

SARAH (left) Cobalt blue printed top, [euro]175, Jennifer Rothwell, Arnotts.

Cobalt blue skirt, [euro]225, Jennifer Rothwell, Arnotts. Aisling Ahern hat, [euro]380. Wonderland Swallow earrings from Boodles.

ROZ Cobalt blue dress with leather shoulder details, [euro]345, Jennifer Rothwell, Arnotts. Blue pillbox hat, [euro]275, Aishling Ahern, Arnotts. Vintage drop diamond earrings, Wonderland Swallow necklace from Boodles.

ROZ (left) Lace jacket, [euro]359, Project D, The Design Centre. Cream top, [euro]385, Lya Solis, The Design Centre. Black leather skirt, [euro]420, Umit Kutluk, The Design Centre. Waterfall heart diamond necklet from Boodles.

SARAH Cream dress with lace detailing, Umit Kutluk, [euro]699, The Design Centre. Black leather obi belt, [euro]220, The Design Centre. Grainne Maher hat. Vintage diamond collar, Boodles.

Pretty faces at the races FIRST created to attract women to the races Ladies' Day has become an iconic part of our cultural and sporting calendar.

Celebrities, designers and fashion enthusiasts flock to events across the country to see incredible creations dreamt up by race-goers and designers with a contagious passion for fashion.

Hats off to fashionable fillies Roz Purcell and Sarah Morrissey who modelled a selection of stunning looks from The Design Centre and Arnotts in Dublin that are sure to get you noticed on the paddock this summer.

. Ladies can now pre-register for the Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish Lady competition in association with Boodles at www.curragh.ie or you can wait to be spotted on the day!

ROZ Yellow Tweed jacket with fur trimmings, [euro]785, Umit Kutluk, The Design Centre. Yellow tweed skirt, [euro]320, Umit Kutluk, The Design Centre. Aisling Ahern hat, [euro]260.

Wonderland Peacock earrings from Boodles.

Fashionista of the week DREE HEMINGWAY SUPERMODEL Dree Hemingway gets a gold star for her slightly eclectic summer outfit.

The 25-year-old teamed a silky red dress with navy starbursts, glittery bag and merlot-tipped courts to host House of Holland pre-spring/ summer 2014 collection dinner in New York.

Demelza's 3 top buys..

Melissa lattice curved detail sandal, [euro]164, Reiss Beaded box evening bag, [euro]49.95, Zara The Kooples crepe jacket, [euro]132.50 Brown Thomas

CAPTION(S):

Corrie beauty Michelle Keegan

Teatro Freya cut-out strap peplum dress, [euro]South Cloche fitted dress, [euro]45

Glamour ribbon trim prom dress, [euro]99

South tweed peplum dress, [euro]50

French Connection metal clutch bag, [euro]57 Chinese Laundry Joy Ride white sandals, [euro]122
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Date:Jun 23, 2013
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