Spring Racing Carnival is back for another year, and we can already tell, thanks to this year’s colours and trends, that the outfits are going to be even more fabulous than the years before.
You have probably been closely monitoring the latest trends and planning your outfit months in advance, to make sure that you stand out from the crowd, but if you are in need of some last minute fashion inspiration, then here are the hottest trends you should be wearing for Spring Racing Carnival.
Melbourne Cup Carnival, AAMI Victoria Derby Day is one of the most respected, prestigious events in Melbourne Cup Carnival history and it will be kicking off on the 31st of October.
The event marks one of classic elegance and follows a dress code of black and white. We have drawn inspiration from the runways and street style over the year, and while we love the monotone look, we recommend wearing white for this classy affair.
White-on-white styling is still very trendy, and it’s a timeless, versatile colour, which will leave you looking chic and elegant but also keep you cool during all the hot outdoor racing festivities.
Two piece suits and jumpsuits are the perfect combinations of tailoring and elegance, and we’ve been inspired by the suits for women as seen on the runways of Emanuel Ungaro, Valentin Yudashkin, Erin Fetherston, Akris, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Watch the hemline of your dresses on Derby Day, a great option is a slim-fitting knee-length and over the knee dress that will flatter your figure and produce a feminine silhouette. Three-quarter sleeves and long sleeves also look stylish and flattering and are fantastic options. Draw inspiration from the runways of Iris van Herpen, Marco de Vincenzo, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain and Ermanno Scervino.
Melbourne Cup Day
If you’re fortunate enough to be heading to Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, to experience one of the most prestigious events in horse racing history, then you’ll want to look your very best.
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day event is held on Tuesday, 3rd of November, and is the most famous race day event. It’s an event that not only puts Australia in the international sporting spotlight but also the fashion spotlight.
Dare to be daring! If you want to stand out from the crowd what you need is colour. You can modernise your outfit to avoid looking like you will be attending a work event, by choosing pantsuits that have a wide leg to flatter and elongate your look and don’t shy away from colour to make a statement.
We love the wide-leg trouser trend, and if you’re looking for inspiration on how to wear this trend then look no further than the runways of Balmain, Maiyet, Valentin Yudashkin, Celine and Stella McCartney.
Make a strong fashion statement with colour, detail, exotic prints and the most striking accessories that you can find. This year some of our favourite prints are 70’s floral prints and Japanese-inspired prints and styles that are rich in both texture and colour.
Crown Oaks Day
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the colourful weeks of the Australian social calendar and Crown Oaks Day is no exception. The event that celebrates the ladies and their unique sense of style kicks off on Thursday 5th of November.
Crown Oaks Day is a wonderful, social occasion when friends soak up the glamorous atmosphere of the beautiful, manicured gardens. The fields are a bloom, with a selection of bright, delicate and feminine pieces.
Keep your looks chic and simple. Thus your essential items are soft pink tones, floral prints, lace and frills. We love the A-line dresses and skirt trend this season, and many of these looks have emerged on the runways. Some of our favourites are Philipp Plein, Donna Karan, Maticevski, Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY.
Floral prints also make a big impact on the field fashion and women of all ages are spotted in the latest floral print patterns and trends. If you chose not to wear the 70’s inspired floral prints on Melbourne Cup Day, then Crown Oaks Day is a great time to draw inspiration from the more muted designs such as those modelled down the catwalks of Nina Ricchi and John Galliano.
Emirates Stakes Day
Emirates Stakes Day marks the end of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival racing event and kicks off on Saturday 7th of November. It’s a day for the family, and we see racegoers embrace the more relaxed fashion styles on this day.
Embrace natural fabrics that keep you cool and comfortable. The fashion world is already filled with amazing spring fashion trends and the fashionistas are already stocking up on designs in interesting shades, cuts and getting creative with the textures.
We love the A-line and maxi dresses and skirts in bold or pastel colours for this occasion. We also love reds, such as the A-line dress that this gorgeous model strutted down the catwalk for DKNY, or the pretty monochromatic striped look from Philipp Plein.