It’s the summer calendar highlight for New York’s social and celebrity set guaranteed to draw an elite crowd, but for Australia fashion-watchers, it’s the ideal place to spy fashion trends likely to dominate sidelines at polo here later this year.

While standard white dresses and statement sunglasses have featured heavily in recent past, stylish guests at the 11th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in New Jersey threw edgier details into the 2018 mix.


Delfina Blaquier
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Carly Cushnie
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Summer pantsuits that flashed hints of tanned flesh prevailed, best seen on designer Carly Cushine (wearing her own label Cushnie et Tochs) and famous player Nacho Figueras’ beautiful wife Delfina Blaquier.

Also dominating off-field were hilarious patterns, a la Penelope Cruz in quirky polka dots (very Pretty Woman), Jenny Mollen with a Rolling Stones-style lip print maxi skirt, and model-actress Laura Harrier whose clashing pint tie-dyes were pure styling genius.


Jenny Mollen and actor husband Jason Biggs at Veuve Clicquot
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Penelope Cruz at Veuve Clicquot
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Laura Harrier with television personality Gayle King
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Both actress Frieda Pinto and fashion blogger Blair Eadie saw their questionably look-at-me gowns saved by their fun belt and shoe options respectively.

Winnie Harlow, who was given the supreme honour of throwing in the ball at the start of the match, opted for a bustier top and wrap skirt combination from JW Anderson that was traditional in colour but subversive in cut, teamed with checked heels. What her footwear lacked in on-grass practically they made up for in attitude.

Blair Eadie
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Winnie Harlow at Veuve Clicquot
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Razor-sharp cats eye sunglasses, as on model-slash-DJ Leigh Lezark, Laura Harrier and actress Sienna Miller, replaced straw hats as must-have accessory of the day.

The only star to shirk trends and stick to the traditional pretty polo look was Miller, who teamed a low-bodiced white broderie anglaise mini-dress with flat sandals. A wicker basket handbag to drive the cute-but-fashion-forward vibe straight home.

So, what are the standout messages to remember when your Portsea Polo 2018 invite rolls in come spring? Statement sunglasses, sexy-chic two-piece sets and talking-point prints are everything.


Sienna Miller
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Leigh Lezark
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GALLERY: MORE CELEBRITY LOOKS FROM 11th ANNUAL VEUVE CLIcQUOT POLO CLASSIC

Image (1) Freida Pinto, Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz, Laura Harrier, (2) Coco Rocha, (3) Ty Hunter, (4) Sienna Miller and her mother Jo Miller, (5) Polo player Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, (6) Winnie Harlow, Laura Harrier, (7) Jason Wu, (8) Grace Bol, (9) Blair Eadie, (10) Frieda Pinto, (11) Freida Pinto, Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz, Laura Harrier, Darren Criss, (12) DJ Pamela, (13) Delfina Blaquier, (14) Actor Casey Cott, (15) Bregje Heinen, (16) Belen Hostalet

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