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The Vodacom Durban July is known to be one of the most coveted events in South Africa’s social calendar.

The every-day-is-summer city eThekwini (Durban) is host to this exclusive event. The prestigious horse racing event this year had the theme- “colour of magic”.

The theme of the event always inspires and excites fashion lovers, designers, celebrities, entertainers, and thousands of punters.

The theme unraveled this year as models graced the race track in fascinating hats, bright colours and bold accessories. If you assumed Cinderella then you were not entirely off the mark (#wink).

Top 5 magical and unforgettable 2017 Durban July outfits:

1. Ayanda Thabetha

Take it back to Africa: Ayanda paired her beautiful fairy-tale dress with the stunning Mna Nam bracelet by fashion icon ‘Laduma’.

Spotting the hottest , must have accessory by @laduma … 📸: @freshendotcoza #MnaNam

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2. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

The epitome of a Disney princess in her beautiful floral dress with a finish of red lace.

3. Amanda du Pont

Miss dimples showed us that tartan outfits can also be magical.

A glamorous off-the-shoulder dress with a tint of red and black roses on the inside of the dress.

Tip: Weaves are not everything, you can still look beautiful with your natural hair.

🌹 rose details in my tartan…💃🏻 #vdj2017 #VDJ #dawndrive

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4. Zodwa Wabantu

The ever experimental Queen of Mzimba (Loose translation: skin queen) Zodwa Wabantu wouldn’t come to Durban July without showing some… or maybe a lot of skin.

#JulyHandicap #Greyville #Durban #Zodwa

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5. Skolopad

She proudly blazed through Durban July with her dress. When you give the dress a closer look it almost resembles a traditional broom.

Since the theme was magic, this was Skolopad’s way of interpreting magic.

And then there was @skolopada #skolopad

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– Jane Folodi