What to wear for Spring Racing Carnival

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Fashion and spring racing carnival go hand in hand. The question on everyone’s lips though is how to find that show-stopping outfit, well we have some tips to get you started…

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Think classy and sophisticated when choosing your outfit. Dresses that are just below the knee are an appropriate length for race day. Try and not choose something too tight, or too revealing, smart wear for the races ladies!



A comfortable but elegant shoe is mandatory for your race day outfit. So think ahead and break those shoes in before the day, opt for a block heel over a stiletto, if high heels aren't for you then find a cute kitten heel.

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Headwear is an essential part of your race day outfit, and there are so many options to choose from. You can go for a full on hat, a fascinator, headband or this season’s hot trend a crown. If you are wearing a statement dress then choose a more subdued headpiece to accessorise your outfit. To match your headwear perfectly make sure your hair is glossy and sleek and bring a feminine soft look with gentle waves.



It is all about natural looking makeup that lasts the day, look for a good coverage foundation that has lasting power, add some soft highlights and a pretty blush then finish off with that perfect lipstick shade – don't be afraid to be adventurous. Last but not least, remember to apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day.



Just because it is a black and white colour scheme for Derby day does not mean it has to be boring. There are plenty of ways to jazz it up and bring your own to a monochrome outfit-think metallic or bright accessories!



Bring out your femininity with pretty pastels and floral prints, embroidery, delicate lace and flowery fabrics for ladies day dress code. It is time for those pretty pale pinks, mint green and beautiful shades of lilac for the ultimate look this season.

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It is all about the bright and bold colours, large scale and stand out prints, think, red, orange, yellow, blue or green. It is time to bring your personality alive on Cup Day. If you don't feel brave enough for a bright dress, play it safe with eye-catching accessories instead. Make your own mark! Remember no bare midriffs for Melbourne cup day, it is all about keeping it classy.

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