Form Guide – Your Ultimate Guide to The Spring Racing Carnival


Form Guide – Your Ultimate Guide to The Spring Racing Carnival

10 September, 2019

Form Guide

Spring Racing season is fast approaching.

When searching for your perfect track day look, there are a few key factors to consider: following dress codes, respecting tradition and acknowledging current trends. From Derby Day and Melbourne Cup, to Oaks Day and Stakes Day, see our guide to race day dress codes below.

Oaks Day

Oaks Day is all about feminine pieces in a soft, spring-ready palette. Think pretty sorbet shades, intricate floral prints and delicate fabrics across flowing midi and ruffled maxi dresses.

Derby Day

The day with the most traditional dress code, Derby Day is a strictly monochrome affair. Embrace refined elegance with a black-and-white mix, or a block-colour ensemble. Make a statement in classic black, or play with fresh porcelain pieces. Don’t forget a statement fascinator to top off your look.

Melbourne Cup Day

For the race that stops the nation, opt for show-stopping pieces. This is your day to embrace bold colour and statement prints. Think form-fitting styles in vibrant red, bright green and classic navy. Headwear is also essential, and we love an embellished metal headband or disc-shaped fascinator.

Stakes Day

To finish the Spring Racing season is Stakes Day – your final chance to revel in the frivolity of the Carnival. Play up to the distinctly relaxed nature of the day by opting for something playful and easy to wear – think chic separates, floaty maxi dresses or cute mini dresses. Take your chance to embrace contemporary headwear trends, layering statement hair clips instead of a fascinator.

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