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VOTE: Finalists Selected for DT New Dressage Attire Contest

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  • VOTE: Finalists Selected for DT New Dressage Attire Contest

    http://www.equisearch.com/magazines/...ign=centerline

    The top three designs in each category have been chosen! Now Dressage Today needs you to determine the winners by casting your vote for your favorite design! This is your chance to redefine what dressage riders wear in the arena and around the show grounds. Vote now!
    Last edited by Mike Matson; Jul. 15, 2011, 10:59 AM.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    um, I think you pasted in an incorrect link...

    I am hoping for attire that will help us stay cooler in warm weather!

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      #3
      lol! Link corrected.
      "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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      • #4
        The helmets were either uninspired or downright hideous. A MILITARY style helmet that you KNOW is going to look uber large when on? Seriously? And who wants to wear their number on their helmet? You'll only need another for the horse to wear around the show grounds.

        I found the show attire awful. A onesy? Seriously? In the heat? One that has a long enough crotch, leg and waist for tall people or is short enough for the really short? And it looked more like a cat suit gone wrong. Then there's the all in one riding coat--which I really didn't get. Then you still need a shirt for days when jackets are waived. Riding BLOOMERS? Isn't that just gaucho pants on a horse? The show vest was not so pretty. I'd rather a traditional vest. Even canary yellow.

        The riding top anyone can get at a regular store right now, as it's a current fashion. Just buy one at a department store and wear it to the barn. No need to spend all those extra bucks on the label coming from a tack store.

        Couldn't even make myself vote on some because they were all bad and none stood out as being even slightly better.
        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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        • #5
          Eek. I went to the site, and it seriously crashed my system, so beware.

          Sorry to say that I'm with Velvet on this one. Lackluster designs and doesn't seem to address the issue that so many of us have with too-hot-clothing in warm climates or for summer shows. Total lack of innovation. They really need to solicit help from people who truly understand design, fabrics, construction of clothing, etc.

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          • #6
            Nope-don't like any of it
            Do not toy with the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

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            • #7
              Not a fan of any of the designs.

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              • #8
                definately buying the union-suit with full leather seat -- have some questions on the placement of the buttons for the butt-flap though
                Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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                • #9
                  ......Patent leather raincoat?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Xpression View Post
                    ......Patent leather raincoat?
                    And during a hot summer rain shower, no less.
                    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                    • #11
                      Change for the sake of change, or worse yet, fashion? NOT.

                      Change for the sake of practicality, YES.

                      Try again.

                      "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                      Spay and neuter. Please.

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                      • #12
                        This stuff is a joke, right?!?!

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                        • #13
                          Every single one of those is hideous, just like runway high-fashion, LOL! So that's really supposed to be a serious contest?!
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                          • #14
                            imagine what the non-finalist designs were
                            Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                            The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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                            • #15
                              of course, it could be that other designs were more of a departure and design judges could not bear to move away from convention
                              Nothing says "I love you" like a tractor. (Clydejumper)

                              The reports states, “Elizabeth reported that she accidently put down this pony, ........, at the show.”

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                                The riding top anyone can get at a regular store right now, as it's a current fashion. Just buy one at a department store and wear it to the barn. No need to spend all those extra bucks on the label coming from a tack store.
                                As that designer, I'm a little biased, but my thought is that I wanted the shirt that you can buy for fashion in technical fabric and with a neckline that would accomodate a sports bra. My original sketch was actually a little different - a bit more interesting than what you could pick up at Old Navy in plain cotton, but they all went through a "professional" sketching process.

                                I actually had some notes on my original sketch that picked on at my own idea. And I did not pick that shade of green...

                                Oh, and the part about the shirt going with a sports bra - I designed that shirt to be worn with a bra - not going on a woman with no breasts riding bra-less.

                                (ps, I seriously can't find that shirt in a fashion version inexpensive, even though I feel like it should be everywhere. If somebody sees it on sale online, cuold you PM me a link? I need some like that for work...)

                                (pps, if you really don't care, go vote for me anyhow, because I'm awesome, and think it would be fabulous to tell people, while I'm standing in disgustingly stained sweaty riding clothes that I am actually an award winning fashion designer)

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by SGray View Post
                                  of course, it could be that other designs were more of a departure and design judges could not bear to move away from convention
                                  I kind of wanted to submit a design for breeches with a high waistline that sort of acted like a corset, but decided not to because it was so off-the-wall. Once I saw the other finalists, I realized that it probably had a chance...

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Rhiannonjk View Post
                                    (pps, if you really don't care, go vote for me anyhow, because I'm awesome, and think it would be fabulous to tell people, while I'm standing in disgustingly stained sweaty riding clothes that I am actually an award winning fashion designer)
                                    For this alone, you have my vote.

                                    But I actually like your shirt. I would like breeches that are smooth with a wide waistband to wear the shirt over. I think it would make a nice, neat look while helping to hide our little Buddha bellies.

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                                    • #19
                                      Aw! Thank you!

                                      The whole intent of the shirt was to hide buddha bellies, without being too frumpy.

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                                      • #20
                                        There's a discount designer store that's local to my area only, and doesn't have internet sales, that has shirts like that. I bought a couple for work because the ARE flattering. I spent $20 on each of them. I just hate that the horsey world is now selling things like Joules that is so outrageously priced. They seem to think that just because we ride, we're all made of money.
                                        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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