Spring Racing - Oct 2019


The Spring Racing Carnival has always been synonymous with fashion. Now all you have to do is answer the million dollar question... what to wear to the races or your race day event? While its often said the Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation, we think the whole Spring Racing season is a pretty special sartorial time of the year! Not only does Spring Carnival gift us with multiple occasions to dress up and have a flutter, it also marks the unofficial start to party season. Here we share our definitive guide on how to dress for the Spring Racing Carnival’s most exciting days.

 

Spring Racing

 

 

Dress Code
Derby Day
WHEN IS IT?
Saturday 2 November

WHAT'S THE VIBE?
Arguably the most prestigious day on the Spring Racing calendar, Derby Day is all about refinement, elegance and old-world sophistication. Black and white reigns supreme with a strictly monochromatic dress code for ladies, while men have the chance to go allout in a grey morning suit and top hat.

RACE DAY STYLE TIP:
The black and white dress code extends to accessories too, so keep your headwear, shoes, bag and sunnies monochrome to do Derby Day right.

OFFICIAL FLOWER:
Blue cornflower
Melbourne Cup
WHEN IS IT?
Tuesday 5 November

WHAT'S THE VIBE?
The race day to end all race days, Melbourne Cup is bigger, bolder and more star-studded than any other event of the season. Now’s the time to turn up the glamour, take a few fashion risks or add a little bling to your track-side style.

RACE DAY STYLE TIP:
More is more when it comes to fashion at the Cup. Get in the spirit with a stand-out hat or metallic details to up the drama of your race-day look.

OFFICIAL FLOWER:
Yellow rose

 

Oaks Day
WHEN IS IT?
Thursday 7 November

WHAT'S THE VIBE?
Traditionally known as Ladies Day, Oaks day is the time to leave husbands and partners at home, get your friends together and hit the racecourse for a glorious girls’ day out.

RACE DAY STYLE TIP:
Florals, pastels and feminine fabrics dominate the Fashions on the Field competitions. Follow suit in a pretty palette, vintage-inspired accessories and ladylike hat or headband.

OFFICIAL FLOWER:
Pink rose
Stakes Day
WHEN IS IT?
Saturday 9 November

WHAT'S THE VIBE?
The last big race day on the Spring Racing calendar, Stakes Day is considered the most relaxed too. With a focus on family, kids are even a part of Fashions On The Field festivities!

DRESS CODE:
In keeping with the relaxed vibe, choose smart separates like a pencil skirt and structured top; something understated and easy-to-wear rather than high drama.

OFFICIAL FLOWER:
Red rose

 

Race Day Ready

 

Romantic Florals

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Soft and Sweet

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