Dress to Impress in Chic Racewear Looks

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Thurley dress; Morgan & Taylor headpiece (in store only); Alice McCall dress; Morgan & Taylor headpiece (in store only)

Set the mood for your spring racing carnival celebrations by selecting a winning outfit for your chosen day with help from our spring racewear fashion guide.

Half the fun of any special event is the lead-up. Set the mood for your spring racing carnival celebrations by selecting a winning outfit for your chosen day – or days – with help from our annual spring racewear style guide.



Go behind the scenes on our fashion shoot to see some of the season’s most stunning dresses in action. Discover all the patterns, prints, block colours and pastels, then finish with just the right balance of headwear and accessories.

Caulfield Cup

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

If you want to wear colour but brights are simply too bold, why not dare to wear baby pink or blue this season? Keep your outfit mainly monochrome but add depth with a printed scarf or statement bag.

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Vestire blazer and pants; Morgan & Taylor headpiece (in store only)

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

By Johnny dress; Ford Millinery headpiece

Derby Day

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

When it comes to Spring Racing, monochrome dressing needn’t be at all minimalist. Flirt with polka dots and shorter, flippier hems, then take the look even further with a headband or boater. Add a mini bouquet of baby’s breath pinned to your lapel or clipped to your hair for some extra whimsy.

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Keepsake dress

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Keepsake dress; Kitte headband

Melbourne Cup

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Colour blocking is a sure-fire way to make maximum impact. Stay modern by wearing unexpected colour combinations and don’t be afraid to work in a little black – or a matching lip colour.

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Camilla & Marc dress; Max Alexander headpiece

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

By Johnny dress 

Oaks Day

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Bring refined, feminine details – like puff shoulders and ruffled hems – to life in a blissful marriage of pink and red. Go all out with this look for Oaks Day (aka Ladies Day) or simply work one or two elements for a pared-back take.

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Minkpink dress

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Lover dress; Jill & Jack hat

Stakes Day

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Take a more relaxed approach to race-day dressing, without abandoning your sense of style. Offset pieces in big, bright botanical prints by pairing them with preppy neutrals and blues. Avoid fabrics and cuts better suited to evening wear and instead stick to daytime-friendly designs.

Spring Racing Carnival How-To Video

Lover dress; Sylvy Earl hat

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