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Saturday, 01 July 2023 16:49

Jessica's Durban July dress is breathtaking & accentuates her natural elegance.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The 127th running of the Hollywoodbets Durban July always brings excitement in Durban and all over the country of South Africa. 

The theme for this year's event is "Out of this World", and organizers promised a truly out-of-this-world experience. 

In the lead-up to the race, there have been a number of exciting developments. The final field for the Durban July was announced last week, and it includes some of the best horses in South Africa. 

The fashion stakes are also high at the Durban July, and racegoers expected to pull out all the stops in terms of their outfits.

Actress Jessica Nkosi's dress for this year’s Durban July event is truly breathtaking and fans love it.

Her outfit has been making rounds on social media since she shared the pictures on her Instagram. Last year, she made headlines with her golden outfit that had wings.

That outfit was arguably the best in Durban July 2022 as fans called her 'The fallen Angel'.

This time, she did not have any wings but looked as beautiful as ever before.

The designer showcased an exceptional understanding of the event's theme, "Out of the World." The dress is an exquisite masterpiece, perfectly capturing the essence of otherworldly beauty. With its intricate details, the dress transports us to a celestial realm, where stars dance across the fabric, shimmering like galaxies in the night sky.

The ethereal silhouette of the gown gracefully accentuates Jessica's natural elegance, while the vibrant colours evoke a sense of cosmic enchantment. Every stitch and embellishment seems meticulously placed, creating a harmonious fusion of celestial elements and high fashion.

Nandi Madida's dress for this year's Durban July, exudes a regal aura, making her resemble an otherworldly queen. 

Lamiez Holworthy's dress mesmerized onlookers with its ethereal glow, as if she had descended from a distant galaxy. The intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail showcased the designer's deep understanding of the theme, making Lamiez an absolute showstopper and a vision of cosmic beauty at the event.

Last week, organisers held the annual Hollywoodbets Durban July Preview Fashion Show, a sneak peek into the unparalleled glamour and style that will grace the main event this weekend.

The internationally acclaimed Ndlovu Youth Choir performed the national anthem at this year's event.

"Singing the National Anthem before the running of the Hollywoodbets Durban July has become a tradition, and to have Ndlovu Youth Choir, who have been such an inspiration to so many South Africans, performing live at Africa's greatest horseracing and social event is an iconic moment, " said Stephen Marshall, Gold Circle's Marketing and Events Executive.

The eThekwini Municipality, Durban Metro Police, in conjunction with Berea SAPS and various security services, have come on board to help organisers establish stringent security measures.