With the Autumn Racing Carnival making a mark in our social diaries, it’s time to plan out your outfit for a day at the races. Let’s face it – fashion plays a key part of the day, as well as picking a winning horse and enjoying a glass of champagne.
When choosing your dress, keep in mind the colors of the season and look for luxurious fabrics such as lace, velvet detailing and soft merino wool. Opt for a dress with a sleeve for a little warmth without having to carry a cape or coat around for the day. An off-the-shoulder knit midi dress is an elegant choice as its flattering way to show off a little skin, keeping in mind a longer hemline.
Your race day outfit wouldn’t be complete without a hat! Opt for a style that compliments both your face shape and dress. If you are on the shorter side – a smaller brimmed fedora or wool hat are a good choice as you won’t get lost under it. A floppy or wider brimmed felt hat is a sophisticated accessory if you’re a little taller. Have a little fun with it and add some sparkle with a jewelled brooch pinned on your hat.
Carefully consider your choice of shoes for the day. A mid-heeled pump or block heel are the go-to styles, as they offer a cool combination of style and comfort.