After a long (and definitely stressful) week of the Spring Racing, I’m glad to say that it’s over for another year. The week ended off with Stakes Day and I was lucky enough to partner up with Hilton Hotels (South Wharf) to experience the day for the first time. A definitely more relaxed vibe when compared to Cup Day, Emirates Stakes Day is one where the parents can bring the kids, and a lot of younger faces are seen around Flemington dressed in their best.
shot by Katie Fergus
Last Saturday, I attended the Marks & Spencer breakfast event to celebrate Derby Day and went with an outfit that’s more girly than I would usually wear, but if you can’t dress up during the Spring Racing Carnival when else would you have the opportunity to wear a fascinator and frills?
For those of you unfamiliar to the realm of Spring racing, it’s the biggest event of the year in Melbourne and is basically a week where people come together to watch the horse races, but more commonly, it’s a social event where you have the opportunity dress up and have a good day with your friends. With Derby Day starting off the week, the dress code is monochrome, black, white, greys you name it.
With the Spring Racing carnival in full bloom and the Melbourne Cup Carnival in a few weeks time, it would only make sense to start gathering outfit options. A midi length dress with feminine lace, all white & intricate details are the usual style race-goers opt for, but if you’re one who prefers a slightly more versatile look, a two piece is an option for you. Topped with a statement fascinator, there’s so much that you can do with a skirt and top combo. Especially with a pop of metallic pleats, under-dressing won’t be the issue for you this year.