The Spring Racing Season is in full swing. But don’t worry. There’s still two major race events coming up with Derby Day this Saturday 31st October and Melbourne Cup on the Tuesday 3rd of November. If you’re thinking of attending but have no idea what to wear we’ve got you covered with these hot race day fashion dresses. There’s something for every taste and budget. Hopefully it will make the mine field of race day fashion that bit easier to navigate.
What’s HOT in Race Day Fashion for 2015
Rendezvous Dress by Review ~ $289.99
Features a contrast navy bodice with capped sleeve and sweetheart neckline and full skirt. I love how retro this dress is, like it’s straight out of the 50’s. I especially adore the detachable gemstone brooch.
Evangelina Dress by Review ~ $269.99
A gorgeous pastel tea dress with spot print, keyhole pleated twist neck and cream belt. This dress reminds me of the one Julia Roberts character wore to a day at the Polo in Pretty Woman. Lovely and feminine.
Alicia Dress by Review ~ $289.99
A fitted lace shift dress with scalloped hem, cap sleeves and V-neck. This lace dress is a classic style continually featured by Review for one reason- it looks great. It also comes in many colours but I think this yellow citrus is such a happy colour and bound to make you stand out from the crowd.
Aria Tee Dress by Kookai ~ $260.00
This midi length dress features a crew band neckline, tee-style sleeves and strapless bodice with full skirt mesh overlay. I think a dress like this would be perfect for Derby Day. It ticks the box of being black or white (the colours you traditionally wear to the event) but is a little bit edgy and funky at the same time.
Let’s Get Lost Racer Dress by Cooper St ~ $179.00
The asymmetrical silhouette of the Lets Get Lost Racer Dress is a contemporary interpretation of the classic wrap Dress. I like the contrast in this dress- it has a feminine style and is designed in an on-trend abstract print.
Find it here… http://www.cooperst.com.au/dresses/lets-get-lost-skirt-2
Brianna Silk Wrap Dress by Forever New ~ $189.99
This silk midi wrap dress features a v-neck with shoestring straps and is in floral tones of pink, blue and porcelain. The skirt has subtle pleating with a sheer printed outer layer and a fitted inner skirt. The sheer skirt on this dress gives a more casual beachy feel to the dress but the fitted bodice ensures it remains demure and sophisticated. Perfect for those hot race days too.
Lia Striped Prom Dress by Forever New~ $149.99
This satin black and white striped dress features a straight neckline with shoestring straps, cutaway bodice, fixed waist seam and a full gathered skirt with a tulle underlay to ensure a feminine silhouette. Totally in love with this elegant but cool dress… trying to justify a shopping trip to try it on… Sophistication to the max!
Iris Lovers Dress by Tiger Mist (Myer) ~ $99.95
This midi dress features a high neck with contrast panels and cutout side detail. I like the trendy style but with the crisp white and purple Iris pattern it gives it a pretty side as well.
Summerup Dress by Seduce ~ $189.95
The Summerup Dress is this season’s hottest style as midi lengths and show-stopping print details make it a winner for Spring Racing. I was sold on this dress the moment I saw it (so of course was my choice for Melbourne Cup outfit). It has a really beautiful and feminine style from the cut and pattern but with navy and green added in it gives it a more preppy look. And of course pink and navy is one of my faves too.
Brush Mood Midi Dress by Seduce ~ $179.95
The midi length dress features a high neckline and a key hole with a black band that runs over the bust. This dress is simple and classic and being black and white can be dressed up with pops of colour through some bright accessories. Very versatile.
Botanist Maxi Dress by Sheike ~ $149.95
Slim fitted midi dress featuring front V neckline, crossover back and front split. I love the pattern on this dress, very tropical but with a retro edge. You’ll look like you’ve stepped out of an old movie.
Spot Print Fit & Flare Midi Dress by Target ~ $69.00
This sleeveless fit and flare dress features a round neck and pleated shirt that falls from the waist. The sophisticated style falls below the knees to midi length. Another spot dress but at a great price point too.
And of course don’t forget to top off your Race Day Fashion with a Facinator or Hat, Clutch and killer pair of Heels (just make sure you pack the band-aids). Happy Race Day!