Melbourne Cup Carnival: A guide on what to wear to each day
It’s almost that time of the year again - the Spring Racing Carnival is upon us! With its blend of high-stakes horse racing, stunning fashion, and hopefully some beautiful spring weather, it is an unmissable event for anyone who loves to dress to impress. To help you navigate this exciting fashion-filled week, our stylists have put together a guide on what to wear for each day of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Derby Day - classic and elegant
The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival kicks off with Derby Day, a day known for its monochrome dress code. Traditionally, racegoers wear black and white ensembles, and it's the perfect opportunity to showcase your timeless elegance.
- Opt for a sleek and chic black and white dress.
- Accessorise with a stylish fascinator or a statement hat.
- Complete the look with black or white heels and a clutch. Consider that you will have to walk on grass, so a block heel or a wedge is a great option.
- Choose a well-fitted black or charcoal grey suit.
- A white dress shirt, black tie, and polished black leather shoes are essential.
- Don't forget a black or white pocket square for that finishing touch which will elevate your entire outfit.
Melbourne Cup Day - bold and glamorous
The Melbourne Cup, often referred to as the "race that stops a nation," is the pinnacle of the racing calendar. It's the day to go all out with your outfit and embrace bold and glamorous statement pieces.
- Go for vibrant colours, statement prints or floral dresses.
- Experiment with headwear, such as oversized hats, fascinators adorned with feathers, or bold headpieces.
- Complete the look with stylish high heels and a matching clutch.
- Embrace a statement suit in a bold colour or pattern like check or plaid.
- Complement it with a vibrant tie or pocket square.
- Finish the look with polished leather shoes and a sleek fedora hat.
Oaks Day - feminine and floral
Oaks Day, also known as "Ladies Day," is all about celebrating femininity and embracing floral patterns and pastel hues. It's the perfect occasion to channel your inner romantic.
- Opt for a pastel-coloured dress with floral accents.
- Choose a delicate fascinator or headband with flowers or lace.
- Nude or pastel heels and a small clutch bag complete the look.
- A light-coloured suit, such as light grey or cream is perfect for this day.
- A pastel tie and a pocket square with a subtle floral pattern add a touch of charm.
- Finish with brown leather shoes and a simple straw hat.
Stakes Day - relaxed and family-friendly
Stakes Day marks the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, and it has a more relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Embrace a casual, yet stylish look to enjoy the day.
- A summer dress or a jumpsuit in a relaxed fit is a great choice
- Choose a wide-brimmed sun hat for sun protection.
- Comfortable flats or low heels are perfect and practical options for the day.
- A linen suit in light colours is ideal for this relaxed day.
- A light-coloured dress shirt with an open collar adds to the casual vibe.
- Complete the look with comfortable loafers or suede brogues.
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