Melbourne Cup, Derby Day and Oaks Day: Our fashion guide to Spring racing

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Max Alexander Flower Headband Fascinator, $89.95
Get ready to glam up this race day. Credit: The Iconic

As the country opens up and we're able to get out and celebrate the races, we've rounded up some of the best outfits around. Here's what to wear on: 

Melbourne Cup Day

This year, Melbourne Cup is on 2 November. The dress code - whether you're trackside or celebrating elsewhere - is showstoppers. Think bold colour and statement prints. 

Review Flutter By Embroidered Dress, $369.95

Perfect for a day at the races, this soft knee length dress is stylish but comfy enough to wear all day. It has a crew neck, minimal stretch and moves beautifully when you walk. Make it a real statement with red shoes and a red lip.

Review, Flutter By Embroidered Dress, $369.95

Never Fully Dressed heart print smock maxi dress, $178

Stand out from the crowd in this fabulous maxi dress. It has an all-over heart print, a tie collar, big sleeves and a flattering waist line. Go big or go home.

Never Fully Dressed heart print smock maxi dress, $178

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Derby Day

The most traditional dress code, with a black and white theme, Derby Day is about pushing the boundaries of monochrome, and using striking silhouettes and gorgeous fabrics.

Mossman Thinking Out Loud Dress, $279.95

This super chic dress is flattering without being uncomfortable. It's made from a stretchy fabric, with a gathered detail across the front. Its asymmetric shape means it looks great either on its own, or with a jacket over the top. 

Mossman, Thinking Out Loud Dress, $279.95

Piper Off Shoulder Ruffle Dress, $149.95

If you don't want anything tight-fitting, this off-the-shoulder ruffle dress is a great option. It has ruffle sleeves, and comes in a relaxed fit, while still looking super stylish. Throw on some heels and earrings, and you're all set. 

Piper, Off Shoulder Ruffle Dress, $149.95

Forever New Viola Sleeveless Tux Bow Jumpsuit, $59.95

Stretch the dress code by opting for chic pants rather than a dress. This jumpsuit has a black satin bow, a V-neck and a faltering tailored fit. Team it with heels and you'll wow the room. 

Forever New, Viola Sleeveless Tux Bow Jumpsuit, $59.95

Oaks Day

This is the time to bring out the pretty florals and feminine frills. But pretty doesn't have to mean boring - choose shapes and fabrics wisely to stand apart from the crowd.

Forever New Pleated Midi Dress, $159.99

This vintage-inspired midi dress has a pleated, flowing midi skirt, with full length blouson sleeves and a tie-up detail at the neck. It's finished with a tan belt. Subtle, pretty and stylish. 

Forever New Pleated Midi Dress, $159.99

Forever New Amy Ruffle Sleeve Skater Dress, $89.95

Pretty with an edge, this floral dress has a fit and flare silhouette with a lace trim. The tiered skirt keeps it on-trend without being sickly sweet. 

Forever New Amy Ruffle Sleeve Skater Dress, $89.95

Don't forget the fascinator....

Fillies Collection Bespoke Racing Fascinator, $139.95, is made from crinoline and silk, and comes in a range of colours. 

Fillies Collection Bespoke Racing Fascinator, $139.95

Morgan and Taylor Elisa Fascinator, $39.95, is made from crinoline and feathers on a slim headband.

Morgan and Taylor Elisa Fascinator, $39.95

Max Alexander Flower Headband Fascinator, $89.95, is made from a satin covered headband, with woven floral and leaf embellishments.

Max Alexander Flower Headband Fascinator, $89.95

 

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