It’s that time of year where the frocks and fascinators can hit the field for a fun-filled day of sunshine, betting and of course, a little champagne!  Sure, the actual horse racing is entertaining and socializing is always fun, but let’s not forget what race day is really about…. Fashion!   

If there’s one place you want to look your best, it’s at the races.  Finding the right dress can be tough, but we’ve got you sorted with some of the best trends to try…

Suit Up

It’s not all about feminine and frilly frocks.  Pantsuits made more than a couple of appearances on the David Jones’s Spring Racing runway this year and they looked gorgeous.  I personally love the all-white look, it’s just so fresh.

Lace Love

Lace is just one trend that just keeps carrying on through the seasons!  I love a bit of lace, no matter what the colour - but really, you can't go past classic black.

Florals With A Twist

Florals are always a favourite in spring.  This year, we’re seeing the same trend but with a bit of an exotic twist.  Vibrant colours, shiny fabrics and oriental prints are the way to go if you really want to make an impact this year. 

All White All Right

You seriously can’t go wrong with an all-white outfit. It’s flattering, sophisticated and best of all it helps keep you cool!  This year, add a touch of shine with some metallic accessories or a shimmery shirt and you’ll be bang on trend!

Short Story

The trick to nailing races fashion is to wear a style that flatters you!  Try not to worry too much about the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’.  Mini dresses are totally acceptable to wear to the races, especially if you’ve got legs like Gigi!  Opt for a high-neck or something with sleeves to minimise the risqué factor.

Midi Magic

The fitted midi marks the perfect midpoint between sexy and sophisticated.  It’s the best option if you’re looking to show off your figure without flashing too much skin. Try a ruffled hem or neckline for the ultimate fashion-forward look.

Don’t know where to start?  Here are some of our top picks…

Oriental Dress Blue Floral – Misguided, $63

Seasons Change Dress – Cameo, $229

Break My Love Dress – Alice Mccall, $380

Gallery Views Sheath Dress - MANNING CARTELL, $699.00

Glamour Dress – Cooper St, $169.95


Co-ord Utility Jacket – ASOS, $59

Silk Twist Drape Dress - ZIMMERMANN, $450 

Nadia Jacket - SABA, $349.00

Wiggle Dress with Split Front - ASOS, $87.00

Bisou Bisou Jumpsuit – Bec & Bridge, $260


Whitley Oriental Print Wrap Dress – Birds Nest Boutique, $149

Wanderlust White Lace Dress - SWIISH, $89.95

Aria Midi Skirt – Kookai, $180

Luck Now Pant Suit – Keepsake the Label, $169.95 

Fit and Flare Full Skater Dress - ASOS, $70.00

Co-ord Belted Tapered Pant – ASOS, $73


SALON Bardot Dress In Organza Floral Midi - ASOS, $175

Nadia Pant - SABA, $229.00

True Violet Ombre Floral Pencil Dress - ASOS, $123.00

Need some more inspiration?  Check out some of these gorgeous racing day outfits…

*florals snaps by Street Peeper


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