Spring Racing Carnival is a huge event in the Melbourne fashion calendar.
We recommend booking a Spring Racing Styling Session with our Personal Stylists and Shoppers now to nail your look in just 2 hours!
For now, let’s get you excited about the events ahead by looking at the key trends and decoding race day dress etiquette.
2017 will see a beautiful array of this season’s freshest styles hitting the field in a race for the top prize – best dressed!
What’s hot this racing season:
Off the Shoulder
Midi Length Skirts
Soft Romantic Frills
What to Wear When – The Ultimate Guide to Race Day Style Etiquette
4th November 2017
Traditionally reserved for black & white it’s all about a monochrome palette & sophisticated elegance.
What we love about this race day is that a timelessly elegant piece can be worn again and not just to this one event.
If you would like to elevate your everyday style to incorporate timeless versatile style check our personal shopping service.
Derby Day for the guys means grey morning suits, peacock vests and pinstripe vests will ensure they look the part.
For more men’s styling tips check out our male styling services
Melbourne Cup Day
7th November 2017
Melbourne Cup Day is for fun over the top fashion!
Extravagant statement styles, bold colours, elegant to outrageous you will see it all!
Guys can wear a yellow rose in their lapel and the ladies can play with bold colours like cobalt blue, golden yellow & fuschia.
Want to know what colours suit you? Find out more about our colour consultations.
However, you can keep the look elegant and toned down, rather than OTT (if that’s not your personality!).
Crown Oaks Day
9th November 2017
Ultimate day of Style!
Traditionally known as Ladies Day there is an air of feminine elegance to the day with romantic ruffles, florals, pinks, creams, whites,
‘Pretty’ would be one word to describe the overall look you are aiming to achieve for Oaks Day.
Feminine Ruffles & Florals will be huge this season at the races, but florals are not everybody’s best choice, so be careful! Larger florals can be overwhelming if you are heavier, and will be better suited to those of you with a willowy body and legs that don’t end. If this is you, try a floral on floral look, the result will be divine when teamed with a block-coloured shoe, but be sure to go easy on the accessories if you do.
As for hats and fascinators, it’s important that these complement your outfit. For a simple dress, perhaps go a bit bigger with your head attire. If your personality allows for bold and out there, then go for it. If not, and OTT is not who you are, then just choose something that is comfortable and right for you.
Stakes Day Saturday
11th November 2017
Family Day and the final day of the Racing Carnival.
A more relaxed day for reflecting your own personal style with a focus on young fun.
Stakes Day is the day you might be able to utilise something in your wardrobe you already have!
For those of you who have been asked to attend the races, and can’t justify buying a new dress just for the day, then here is your solution: Grab your favourite dress, the one you know looks great on you, take it to the shops, and accessorise the heck out of it! New shoes, some bold costume jewellery, and perhaps a new blazer, and there you have it. A new look, and all separate items that you can reuse, and mix and match with.
Grab your favourite dress, the one you know looks great on you, take it to the shops, and accessorise the heck out of it! New shoes, some bold costume jewellery, and perhaps a new blazer, and there you have it. A new look, and all separate items that you can reuse, and mix and match with.
New shoes, some bold costume jewellery, and perhaps a new cape, and there you have : a new look, and all separate items that you can reuse, and mix and match with your whole wardrobe!
Need some help in your wardrobe? Book an inhome wardrobe audit with one of our experienced Stylists.
Remember ladies, the races are a chance looking amazing and ELEGANT!!! I hope this information on spring racing dresses and spring racing fashion helps you with your outfit choices, just be sure you have plenty of fun along the way!!
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