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Dressing for the Calgary Stampede

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Dressing for the Calgary Stampede

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It's been a long-time tradition: cowboys and cowgirls from across the country strap on their favourite boots and hats and head to the grounds for the greatest outdoor show on earth. But here's the question: how do you (as a visitor) dress for the Calgary Stampede? We caught up with Phaedra Godchild, Calgarian stylist at the Stampede style headquarters, The CORE (TD Square/Holt Renfrew), for a full rundown of the dos and don'ts of rodeo-dressing. Do: "My number one tip is to dress for your style. Think about incorporating your personal style and pieces into your rodeo wardrobe." Click here to read on for more of Godchild's Stampede style dos and dont's! Don't: "Don't try head-to-toe cowboy. It usually ends up looking too much like a costume." Do: "Balance your outfit. If you're going to wear a long sleeve, you can pair with a skirt of shorts, but don't go short all over. Crop tops and short shorts are not appropriate." Do: "Incorporate the season's trends. You'll always look stylish wearing the most current colours." Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for our live coverage of the Calgary Stampede!
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Dressing for the Calgary Stampede