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Dressage Chic: My fashion report from CDI Pompadour, France

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  • Dressage Chic: My fashion report from CDI Pompadour, France

    Some really interesting jackets to be seen in France:

    The blog
    The Dressage Chic photo gallery.
    The rest of the Pompadour CDI photos.
    Photos & Commissioned Paintings

  • #2
    Loved the brown and grey coats, but what's with the bows in the back and those contrasting elbow patches???
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    • #3
      I am swooning over the first photo, grey horse, grey jacket. Ooh la la!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ibex View Post
        Loved the brown and grey coats, but what's with the bows in the back and those contrasting elbow patches???
        HA! I was just going to type the exact same thing...

        But then I've never been a bow kinda girl. And somehow patches and "tails" do not go together. Patches are for casual clothes or when you actually want to cover holes in your jeans or something...
        We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


        • Original Poster

          The contrasting patches/bow was not my favorite. I sure liked the jacket fabric, though - I don't know if it shows in the photos, but it's got a very subtle dark on dark pinstripe in it.
          Photos & Commissioned Paintings


          • #6
            Another thumbs up on the gray jacket. And thumbs down on elbow patches. Jury is still out on the bow.


            • #7
              Oh, and Terri, thank you for doing this awful job. You are selfless.
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              • Original Poster

                Hey, someone has to watch all that dressage and sample all that French wine!
                Photos & Commissioned Paintings


                • #9
                  Thanks for the great pics. I love the different fabrics. Don't like the elbow patches.

                  And I love the look of gray on gray. (Same color as my old saddleseat tux I showed my gray park horse in... Still have the matching gray top hat. )


                  • #10
                    Thank you for the pics and the report!!!


                    • #11
                      Great photos - and I love the grey on grey as well.

                      Also - I love your blog, Terri, I'm bookmarking that for sure! Headed to Lisbon in October for a quick trip "on our way" to a friend's wedding in Berlin, and now I wish we could extend our time in Portugal!


                      • #12
                        I think the bow gives the shad a nice feminine touch. I'm not so much a fan of the contrasting bow - it sort of detracts from the overall picture - like "What is that white thing doing there?"

                        I'm undecided on the elbow patches. I wonder all the implications they would have on the visual effect of the rider's position? I know that at that level you aren't going to have chicken wing elbows - but if they became a fad at the lower levels?


                        • #13
                          The BROWN and the Navy Blue caught my eye! The fabrics - decadent!! The black is nice...but not digging the elbow patches.

                          I'm with the majority...jury is out on the "bows".

                          Terri - GORGEOUS photos! Many thanks for sharing! I'm off to read your blog
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                          • #14
                            I just have this mental picture of putting a bow on the back of a short jacket, then putting it on, and having a big fat ribbon flopping on my butt as I walk around the show grounds.

                            ... because I walk around the show grounds in my show jacket ALL THE TIME, but still, in this mental picture, I do, and I have a big bow on my big butt and it looks like it came straight from a horrible bridesmaids gown.

                            (yet still... I kinda want a bow.)


                            • #15
                              Elbow patches and bows are just TOO fashion victim. I think they look fussy and cheap. So did the vest points.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Rhiannonjk View Post
                                I just have this mental picture of putting a bow on the back of a short jacket, then putting it on, and having a big fat ribbon flopping on my butt as I walk around the show grounds. (yet still... I kinda want a bow.)

                                Some how when I see the "butt" bow my mind goes to the Bunny tail of Playboy fame......
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Ibex View Post
                                  Loved the brown and grey coats, but what's with the bows in the back and those contrasting elbow patches???
                                  yup, ewwwww, and what's with the fabric in the jackets? they look rumpled
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                                  • #18
                                    Sorry, I think those bows are hideous. I can just about stomach the elbow patches, but then I'm surrounded by them daily in my stuffy-academic line of work so I guess I don't notice so much! But seriously, those bows are some weird combination of saddleseat showbiz and something that appeared on flouncy bedding sets in the 80s.
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                                    • #19
                                      in a word: yuk


                                      • #20
                                        I picked up a Cavallo brown pinstripe jacket in Germany this spring and just showed in it also wearing a brown velvet Charles Owen helmet. I got a lot of compliments on the combo on the brown pony!

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