With the Spring Racing Carnival shortly to begin, I know that many are looking for outfits and guidance on what to wear.
What is and isn’t appropriate, and what you need to create a great racing outfit.
Is it Race-Wear?
In Sydney the first race of the season was last week and in Melbourne it’s Saturday 12th September with the Sofitel Girl’s Day Out.
There are some considerations for proper race-wear.
1. It’s a formal daytime occasion, like a wedding, not a nightclub. Be ladylike and don’t over expose your skin
2. Hats, headwear, fascinators are an important part of the dress-code. Make sure you have something appropriate on your head.
3. There are traditions for specific race days, have fun with them but respect the dress code of the day.
Turnbull Stakes Day – 4 October 2015
Celebrating spring fashion, colour is essential as well as a spring feel, so flowers are an appropriate motif!
Derby Day – 31 October 2015
Black and White is traditional and always looks smart.
The traditional flower for the gents is the cornflower.
Melbourne Cup – 3 November 2015
Add colour to your outfit and make a bold statement.
The traditional flower for the gents is the yellow rose.
Oaks Day – 5 November 2015
Known as ladies day, ladylike is the key to remember! Not too much skin.
The traditional flower for the gents is the pink rose.
Emirates Stakes Day – 7 November 2015
Family day is the last day in the Spring Racing calendar and is the most relaxed day where the fashions on the field is for the younger members of your party.
The official flower for the gents is the red rose.