Race Wear 101: How To Slay Trackside This Cup Day

November, it can only mean one thing…time to dust off those trusty fascinators, it’s Spring Carnival time! Yep, we’ve had it pencilled in our diaries since last year (we’re just a tad excited…) And with a variety of different outfits to choose from, from shoes to jewellery, dresses to headwear – we’ve trawled our online wardrobe to deliver you our ultimate list of champion race day pieces! Uh huh, we’re placing our bets that these winners will have the spotlight on you this cup day!

That’s right, the race isn’t the only thing that stops the nation at on cup day; whether you’re looking for glitz and glamour, flirty or flowing, we’ve got a dress for you! If you’re like us and spend more time looking at outfits than the horse races, these statement stunners are for you! So buckle up and hold tight, here’s our list of racewear guaranteed to have punters sprinting to the finish line!

Derby Day 

Make the most of the fabulous Spring Carnival season and get ready to embrace the monochrome theme. Derby Day is all about timeless style and class, so leave the sequins and midriffs at home! Go head-to-toe in black or white, or mix and match your monochrome with opposite coloured accessories to your dress. 

Unleash your inner lady and pair back your makeup to compliment your outfit. Keep it natural and fresh with dewy bronzed skin, cream blush and a red lip.

Derby Day is all about classic, monochrome elegance. It embodies glamour and sophistication and it’s the best day to master the art of detail. That means no faulty hems or chipped nails, girls!

It’s all about the detail on Derby Day, so pair your dress with delicate earrings, headpiece, clutch and gorgeous heels. 

Melbourne Cup 

Melbourne Cup day is all about having fun with your outfit, so opt for bold and bright colours and make a statement with your headpiece. This is the day to be fashion forward and follow runway trends but still apply race day elegance. We’re lusting over sequins and metallics, as well as off-the-shoulder and silky. However, avoid black at all costs – we reckon black is better suited for Derby Day!

Match your bold and beautiful dress with a pair of gorgeous heels (not too high, you’ll probably be standing the whole day), a clutch, and of course finish your outfit with a hat or statement headpiece or a bold lip. Avoid over accessorising and keep your makeup look elegant and simple, you don’t want too much going on!

 Opt for wearing pastel shades with romantic detailing such as lace, pleats or embroidery. Melbourne Cup Day is all about being the chicest on the field!

Whilst it’s a given to pair your ‘It’ dress with heels and a clutch – it’s really all about the headpiece! Make a statement with a hat, fascinator or headpiece to complete your stunning ensemble.

In terms of make-up, opt for a bold lip, but don’t over-do it, keep in mind it’s still a daytime event and let your outfit do all the talking!

Spend more time looking at Fashions on the Field than you do the horses? Check out all our Race Day looks here!


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