November is the month of Racing Carnival Madness. It is best renowned for the Melbourne Cup, the “race that stops the nation”. It offers an opportunity for the fashion industry to showcase its wears and for women and men to indulge in their passion for fashion. From Derby Day to Melbourne Cup to Crown Oakes and Emirates Stakes, here are a few tips to plan your perfect outfit.
Derby Day is generally the day where classic elegance takes place. It features a black and white dress code, and the day is as classy as they come. Monochrome, all-over blacks and all-over whites will ensure you look your best for this day.
Melbourne Cup is one of the most prestigious events in horse racing history. It is the biggest day of the Spring Carnival, and whilst there is a no colour rule on Derby Day, Melbourne Cup encourages you to wear bold colours; keeping in mind your chosen attire is entirely classy. Wearing knee-length or longer is a must. Your dress should make an instant statement. Keep in mind to look festive and fashionable and avoid strapless styles or anything with glitter or sequins. Be sure to accompany your dress with a unique fascinator that’s more like a piece of artwork rather than a hairpiece.
Crown Oaks Day is traditionally known as “ladies day”. This is the prefect day to wear that signature style dress. This day is all about femininity and women expressing themselves in a ladylike manner. Delicate fabrics such as satin, chiffon, lace and silk with floral prints are your staple rules to remember for Crown Oaks Day. While Melbourne Cup is ideal for bright, bold colours, Oaks Day is all about soft pastels and muted hues. Keep in mind, if choosing to wear florals, keep your look modern and simple and finish your look with a crown instead of a fascinator.
Emirates Stakes Day is the last day, traditionally known as “family day”. Stakes Day is the least formal day of the Spring Carnival. Forget the rules and follow your instincts. Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Whether it is a dress or jumpsuit don’t forget to choose a softer silhouette that flows outwards from your body and glides over your curves, rather than highlighting them. A simple headband or decorative slide will do the trick for Stakes.
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