Melbourne Cup Tips

Melbourne Cup Tips

Your Guide to a Fashionably Forward Day at the Races!

It is the race that stops the nation and a fashion field day. Drawing in the well-heeled, the fashion forward and the racing enthusiasts, Melbourne Cup is the place to be; where the competition on the track is matched by the masses of impeccably dressed onlookers.

Both men and woman alike will be looking to put not only a fashionable foot forward, but to tick the bold boxes of race day hemlines and headwear. With runway trends fast becoming race day realities, below are a few tips for ladies heading out to make stylish statements this coming Melbourne Cup.

1. Bright and bold

Race day means high stakes, bold hues and daring colour duos. Colour blocking is a safe, trendy and classic look as well as the contrasting of two colours. Given it is a daytime event, stay away from any embellished or sequinned styles. Wearing white with lace trims or coloured accessories is simple elegance at its best. Impeccable hemlines are a must.

2. Headwear is a must

Fascinators are a thing of the past. This race day, opt for a small hat or statement headpiece. Keep colours and designs simple and complimentary to your outfit.

3. Statement heels to carry you home

Yes your outfit will be the attention grabber, but spare a thought for your feet! It is never a good look to be seen barefoot on race day. A sensible yet stylish pair of shoes is an absolute necessity. Block heels or wedges are best if grass is involved for most of the day.

4. Make up to last the distance

Primer is going to be your best friend along with long-lasting foundation and smudge-proof mascara. A stylish clutch should be home to a bold lip colour and pressed powder for touch-ups during the day.

5. Have fun

Whether it be a formal luncheon with a runway parade or a picnic set up with the girls trackside, Melbourne Cup is a day to raise the fashion stakes. With the spring racing season comes sunshine, champagne and super stylish trends, so plan ahead, keep it classy and comfortable and enjoy the day!

by Cassandra Anderson

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