Africa’s Richest Race Day will be playing to the name as visitors arrive at the 2019 Sun Met bejewelled and bedazzled in line with the theme – African Luxury: Precious Metals. Running at Kenilworth Racecourse on 26 January, The Sun Met Celebrated with Mumm will glisten as crowds descend upon the Cape Town for the most prestigious horse-racing event.

Sun Met Theme 2019

Announcing the Sun Met Theme, the statement read: “The chosen theme is a celebration of the continent’s glitz, glamour, and natural materials that contribute greatly to the regal richness of Africa. Race day goers are encouraged to arrive dressed to theme in copper, gold and platinum prints and tones for what promises to be a dazzling day at the races.”

Rob Collins, Sun International’s Group Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, said: “We’re looking forward to the public coming out in bold and daring attire for this celebration of our beautiful continent and to stand a chance at being crowned the best-dressed for the day.”

While on-track entertainment attracts the crowds, opulence and high-end fashion will set this race day apart as racing enthusiasts and fashionistas incorporate all manner of precious metals into design, patterns, style and accessories.

Here are some interesting ways to incorporate African Luxury: Precious Metals on the day:

Colours to consider

When it comes to precious metals, the colour palette is extremely vibrant and varied. There’s the bright 18-carat yellow gold which has a slight red tone within the yellow. Rose gold has a blush hue and there’s even the subtle green gold to take into the tones. Platinum, silver and the deep white gold are also eye-catching options, while the browner tones of copper will also make for a glitzy effect.

Metallic makeup

The theme doesn’t have to stop at the outfit, metallic makeup is a brilliant way to incorporate just a touch of precious metals, or to go all out. New technologies allow for the metallic makeup shades that are more refined in texture. Unlike glitter which consists of large, pearlized particles, metallic makeup is micro-fine particles thank sink into the skin.

Sequins is in

The decision-makers behind the theme could not have timed it better as the 2019 fashion season is all about sequins. This sparkle will work extremely well to bring the precious metal feel in texture and colour. Sequins is starting to insert itself in street-style looks which means sparkling daytime wear – perfect for race days.

Full-body glitter

Starting in 2016, glitter clothes made a splash with people painting their bodies completely in glitter as a way to express themselves. This has prompted a range of body glitters that authentically replicate the look of clothing – with a twist. This is an incredibly bold look and will definitely stand out at the Sun Met 2019.


This is one time that overbearing daytime jewellery is definitely a win – but try not to clash too many different colours. If you’re going for a very bold, eye-catching outfit, then don’t overdo it with the accessories – and likewise, if you’re going for more subtle attire, then you have free reign to bring it big on the jewellery front.

Even if you lose big on the horses, the Sun Met 2019 theme will ensure you win big in fashion. Start researching your perfect look in luxury now and get those precious metals ready for the races!

Read more: Sun Met Betting Tips

More Information

Saturday 26 January 2019

Kenilworth Racecourse
Rosmead Avenue
Cape Town

Tel: 021 700 1600
Gates Open: 11h00
Event Closure: 24h00

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