It’s that wonderful time of the year where Spring is in full bloom, the weather is starting to get warmer and the Spring racing season is here. Spring race wear is on the minds of everyone and the question is what am I going to wear? The stress of finding a dress is enough, let alone shoes, accessories and a head piece. This guide is here to help you and make your life easier with an edit of the best dresses, accessories, shoes and head pieces. From the classic Derby day, the fun of Melbourne Cup, feminine vibes of Oaks day and floral ambience of Stakes day, I have you covered!
The traditional monochromatic dress code, Derby day is renowned for being the most classic and elegant of the Spring racing events. Fluted sleeves, sheer and delicate fabrics are an instant hit trackside. Off the shoulder has taken over the runways for the Spring/Summer 2017 collections and a variety of off the shoulder designs will see you looking utterly stylish. Think off shoulder midis or even a pantsuit! Add hints of metallics through embellishment and playing with textures due to the monochrome colour palette adds a fun twist.
Alice McCall Good Times Playsuit Black | Thurley Embroidered Mandolin Dress | Forever New Valentina Crochet Fascinator | Mimco Celestial Sunglasses | Shona Joy Lucia Bustier Mini Dress in Black | Mossman Spot The Difference Dress | Mimco Petal Parade Crown in Black | Tony Bianco Ader in Black Kid Suede Heels | Forever New Hannah Pyramid Box Bag in White
Embrace the bold, colour and fun that Melbourne Cup is all about through your outfit. Keep it elegant and feminine with sweet pastels, lace and intricate detailing or stand out with bold embroidery, pops of prints and vibrant colours. Keep your head piece along the lines of your outfit with delicate laser cuts, simple jewels, the classic boater or a statement piece.
Thurley Khalo Dress | Camilla Desert Discotheque Small Canvas Clutch | Zimmermann Karmic Mirror Dress | Forever New Nadia Crochet Crown Fascinator | Morgan & Taylor Lavina Fascinator | Thurley Dress (Coming Soon) | Asilio Rose of Light Top and Rose of Light Skirt | Lack of Colour The Stardust Boater | Mimco Flourish Halo in White | Zimmermann Adorn Embroidered Bell Dress
Known as ‘ladies day,’ Oaks day is about embracing the feminine and girly side. A see of pretty pastels, lace, flowing dresses and floral details will be seen trackside. For a head piece keep it elegant, a bejewelled headband or floral crown will be a statement while staying true to the femininity and sophistication of Oaks day. You could opt for a classic boater or wide brimmed hat. Neutral tones for your shoes and handbag will be ideal to keep the femininity flowing. Make sure your makeup is fresh, think a nude lip, a dewy finish foundation, a slight hint of pink on the cheeks and subtle eyeshadow.
Alice McCall Love Me Like You Do Dress in Ice Blue (Pre-Order) | Mimco Flourish Crown in Blossom Pink| Mimco Stratosphere Boater | Self Portrait Full Frilled Military Cape Shoulder Dress | Amber Sceats Benz Bracelet | Aje. Sorrento Dress | Zimmermann Winsome Ruffle Sphere Dress (Coming Soon) | Forever New Sonya Flower Crown Fascinator | Tony Bianco Astrid in Blush Kid Suede Heels | Saint Laurent Small Monogram Chain Bag in Powder Rose
The most relaxed day out of the racing events, it is the day where you can opt for casual attire and comfortable shoes. Think garden party style with loose tailoring, soft flowing dresses and wedges. Head pieces are taking a casual approach for Stakes day with the go to pieces being straw fedoras or wide brimmed hats.
Zimmermann Karmic Slouch Dress | Zimmermann Eden Embroidered Tie Dress | Tony Bianco Brittney in Sienna Kid Suede Wedges | Aje. Otranto Top in Nude and Marino Skirt in Nude | Amber Sceats Triple Pearl Rings in Silver | Lack of Colour The Spencer Wide Brimmed Boater
Tell me what you are planning on wearing in the comments below! Thanks for reading!