Style Tips for Spring Racing
For the Men
For those of you that are more hipster/fashion forward you will be glad to know that for the first time Flemington has relaxed its rule around sock and embraced sock-less fashion. So men, if you want to flaunt your ankle, you now can!
Suits and ties are a must. Play around with bold strips, polkas and prints even if it’s just in your pocket square, or add a yellow rose on Melbourne Cup Day (it’s the offical flower of the day).
There is strictly no denim and all suit shirts must be closed. Surprisingly this means a tie only and no cravats (I am sure Matt Preston would try to get away with it!).
For the Ladies
It’s spring, it’s the races and I think it’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed up. It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. No midriffs, denim or sportswear to be worn.
So what colours are you expecting to see?
Blushing rose: embrace your inner romantic and think floaty dusky tones. Rose gold will be everywhere.
Head to toe florals: What better time to wear floral than during spring!
Stripes and prints: It’s a chance to have fun and mix stripes with prints. Be daring and have fun.
Headwear: This is what it’s all about – hats or fascinators are still customary for the ladies. Millinery trends are metallic and jewels, rose gold and flower crown fascinators.
Shoes: Avoid stilettos — unless you want to aerate the turf. If you don’t think you will last the day in heels, bring a pair of flats or rolled up ballet shoes. There is nothing worse then being all dressed up and walking in agony or even (gasp) taking shoes off!
Weather: Melbourne weather is so unpredictable! Check the forecast and maybe take a small umbrella or have a wrap for your shoulders. This can also come in handy if you are needing something to sit on.
The main thing is that your outfit reflects your personality and that on the day you feel confident and comfortable.
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