Ask The Fashion Pro October 2019

October 2019

Click to read in Show Horse Today:  Ask The Fashion Pro

As we approach the Fall 2019 Majors, staying on trend is easier and more flattering than ever.  Read on for tips to update your show wardrobe with Wendy Brown of Show Me Again, Four-Time Winner of Best Show Clothing Consignment Store Gold Award!

Show Your Stripes

To begin:  Stripes, stripes, and more stripes!  It’s no secret the horse industry always follows suit with runway fashion, and prints are in – especially stripes.  Update your look easily by adding a budget-friendly striped, zip-front shirt.  Show Me Again has an incredible selection of Platinum Show Apparel striped shirts in comfortable wrinkle-resistant, breathable Lycra fabric, with straight stripes, pin stripes, flattering v-stripe options, and more. Already have striped zip-front shirt?  Wear it alone, or pair it with a vest or bolero to add a whole new dimension.

Shine On

Satin shirts have become a cool, comfortable way to display a luxurious look without the weight!  Exhibitors can’t get enough of them.  Show Me Again has taken satin shirts to a whole new level with stretch and embellishment, princess seams, zippered sleeves, plus a hidden zipper behind a faux button placket.  Available as ready-to-wear or with further customization.

Right on Retro

Retro hints within modern cuts and fabrics are on-point as we move into the fall and winter show seasons.  From buck stitch to piping, retro is always a welcome, subtle addition.  Touches like piping, hidden zippers, princess seams, shoulder pads, and crystal buttons enhance our renowned Platinum Lycra fitted shirts to offer fitted, tailored, and affordable retro looks in many colors and piping options.  The best part:  No more wrinkled sleeves from bending your elbow and the fabric has a beautiful slight sheen for the show pen.

On the Fringe

Designers are creating more ways for exhibitors to enjoy fringe, ranging from airbrushed and crystalled fringe to beaded fringe and much more.  Fringe can be a wonderful way to camouflage and enhance in the right places, too.

But wait – there’s more. Designers have now gifted us with the best characteristics of fringe possible: Velcro or snaps.   Detachable fringe offers a super-smart approach to get more bang for your buck and make one outfit work for multiple events without sacrificing style. Western riding or trail on the agenda today?  Wear the fringe.  Getting ready to go from western pleasure to horsemanship in the same afternoon?  Detach the fringe after your pleasure class.  Show clothes with fringe that catch your eye are worth closer investigation as they just might offer the best of both worlds.

Balancing Act

Symmetry matters in today’s show fashion, and it has no signs of slowing down.  Matching proportion on each side in a symmetrical design of a jacket or outfit creates balance in the look of the rider or in-hand exhibitor.  In addition, a symmetrical design can provide a flattering look by drawing the eye upward, or diffusing body areas of concern.  Whether using feminine shapes or geometric design, keeping balance is always in style.

Visit to explore the huge selection of choices for updating your show clothing wardrobe for an exciting fall show season!