Spring Racing Style Guide
Giddy up girl, the racing carnival is a-comin’ to town!
The attire for each race day is a little different, and, the flurry of festivity can leave you a little flustered. But hold your horses, we’re here to help you de-code the dress codes to come out best on field, so you can spend more time cheersing instead of choosing.
Caulfield Cup – 19th October
The racing season kicks off with the Caulfield Cup so it’s your chance to make a statement. Think sorbet hues, soft candy colours and shiny fabrics.
Derby Day – 2nd November
Black and white is so far from boring. Enhance your look with lace detail, structured necklines, a power pant, or a waist bow to make monochrome stand out.
Melbourne Cup – 5th November
This is the main event, and the most prestigious, so notice and be noticed with bright colours, daring designs and statement sleeves. You don’t need an excuse to go extra.
Oaks Day – 7th November
Ladies, this is your day. Say bye boy and get your girl gang together to dress glam and graceful. Flirt with florals, trumpet lengths, layered lace and ruffles. And if ever in doubt, add more whimsy.
Stakes Day – 9th November
The final event is known as family day and is slightly less formal. Think day-time dressy, and steer away from evening wear. Try a playful print, a free-flowing length or coordinate top and bottom.