our handy tips on how to find your winning style without so much as ruffling a feather....
follow the traditions of the day...
derby day. 3 nov - it is traditional to wear black and white on derby day. think bold crisp prints for a chic and simple look.
melbourne cup day. 6 nov - it's the 'race that stops a nation' so this is the day to go all out with a colourful and fancy frock with head turning appeal.
oaks day. 8 nov - also known as ladies day, and our personal favourite, this is the day to go for pretty colours, fancy floral prints and ladylike styles.
stakes day. 10 nov - this is the last major event in the carnival season and has been coined 'family day' so you can wear something less formal on this day. have a bit of fun with colourful and whimsical prints and colours.
the perfect frock needs a fancy fascinator to match!
we have a fabulous selection of floral head pieces in our stores that have been made especially to match our spring frocks. contact us for more details.
our tip for a head piece on a budget? head to Spotlight and buy a headband and an artificial flower... grab your wire cutters and hot glue gun and you are set to go for a fab floral head band.
our mum tips for staying ladylike on the day...
stay hydrated, don't forget to pace yourself with water in between bubbles (you will thank us in the morning!)
consider a flat shoe or a low heel if you are going to an event where you will be standing for most of the day. there is nothing worse than having to hobble home with your shoes in your hand.
our ultimate tip for race day dressing... don't follow trends but rather choose a frock that you love and feel comfortable in.
remember, your best accessory is your smile, so smile often, laugh loudly and enjoy the day.
it doesn't matter if you are doing a sweep at the office, catching up with the kindy mums at a local cafe, or going glam at a fancy restaurant or marquee trackside, take the opportunity to pop on a fancy frock and a smile and enjoy the day!
you can shop our perfectly pretty race day frocks here.