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What to Wear to Spring Racing Carnival in 2017 (Women’s Style Guide)

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Ladies, it’s the time of year again. The sun is starting to burst through the clouds and excitement is in the air. Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival is underway. With only a couple of short weeks ago, the time has come to prepare yourselves and organize your race day outfits. Obviously, we know what a challenging task this can be! From after

What to Wear to Derby Day

Derby Day is about looking stylish and chic in black and white. The most tasteful of looks for this day are inclined to be predominantly white or predominantly black as busy prints and patterns may look jarring at the monochromatic palette. Although black can occasionally look dull for spring, such as Derby Day, it’s   a sharp choice. White, on the other hand, has a beautiful and fresh appeal that works good from the sunshine. No matter which of the two colours you choose, make sure to pick a dress with a unique silhouette, textured fabric or standout outfit details. Bell sleeves, light metal and feathers fastenings are all your friends this year and can enable you to put in the on-trend advantage your outfit craves. As for headwear, depart the fussy fascinators at home and opt for a slick, brimmed hat instead.

Things to Wear to Melbourne Cup Day

For the race that stops the country, you want an outfit that is going to do exactly the same. Melbourne Cup Day is the perfect day to inject some color into your outfit and accessories.   Do not be afraid to go bold with it and select vibrant block hues of red, yellow, green, pink, or purple. Your outfit must make an instantaneous fashion statement once you walk into Flemington, so get a little creative. Keep your shape characterized but choose a dress with exceptional design details. Ruffles, flounces, announcement sleeves and laser cut details are all winning look. As mentioned, also watch your hemline does not fall too far over your knee and prevent strapless styles and anything with glitter or sequins. You want to look festive and stylish, not like you are led to a nightclub. If it comes to your own headdress for Cup Day, it is worth it to be brave and get inventive. Pick a unique fascinator that’s more art than hairpiece.

What to Wear to Crown Oaks Day

Crown Oaks Day is all about expressing your personal style in a polite way. Whether you have a favourite color, silhouette, design or theme (classic looks are perfect for Oaks Day!) , this afternoon is yours to showcase your personality within the parameters of the race day setting. While Melbourne Cup Day is perfect for bright, bold colours, Oaks Day is much better suited to soft pastels and muted colors. Decide on a block color in a feminine colour or opt for subdued floral prints rather. Even though florals are a traditional look for Oaks Day, block colours often have a great capacity to break through the pack. Should you choose a floral dress, then maintain your appearance contemporary with simple, trendy designs. In terms of fabric, choose something soft and form-flattering that sits gently against the body. In the end, finish off your look with a crown instead of a fascinator. It will get a fresher feel and create your look more modern and on-trend.

What to Wear to Emirates Stakes Day

Emirates Stakes Day is the day to the racing calendar where we see the widest variety of styles and looks. To nail this afternoon in the sartorial stakes, we advocated mixing understated style with a little youthful pleasure. Unstructured dresses, sophisticated separates and lighthearted prints are all perfect go-to alternatives for Stakes Day. Forget about intensely structured and tailored layouts and choose softer silhouettes that flow outwards from the body and glide over curves, rather than highlighting them. Entire your relaxed look with your selection of pliers, heels, or even posh flats, and an appropriate headpiece. We recommend a charming straw hat or small-scale headpiece that will not overwhelm your appearance. A very simple  headband or decorative slide may even do the trick for Stakes Day.

  • ASOS ALL OVER FLOCKED BODYCON MIDI DRESS

    ASOS ALL OVER FLOCKED BODYCON MIDI DRESS

  • ASOS PRINTED MIDI COLUMN DRESS WITH FLUTED SLEEVE IN DARK FLORAL PRINT

    ASOS PRINTED MIDI COLUMN DRESS WITH FLUTED SLEEVE IN DARK FLORAL PRINT

  • MANGO BALLOON GATHERED SLEEVE TOP

    MANGO BALLOON GATHERED SLEEVE TOP

  • ASOS PENCIL SKIRT IN PELICAN JACQUARD

    ASOS PENCIL SKIRT IN PELICAN JACQUARD

What to Wear to the Races

  • Familiarise yourself with every race day’s dress code before preparing your outfit and attending.
  • Select either a beige, all-over white or all-over black look to get Derby Day’s strict colour-free apparel.
  • Embrace vibrant block colors and exceptional design details for Melbourne Cup Day.
  • When dressing Oaks Day, acknowledge its “ladies’ day” standing with feminine layouts, pastel colours, and subdued floral prints.
  • On Stakes Day, aim to get a balanced look that appears classic and dressed up yet relaxed and youthful.