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Spring Carnival

Spring Carnival Outfit Picks
Spring racing is in full swing. Explore our Race Day edit and discover our affordable, stunning Spring Carnival looks covering Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Oakes Day and Stakes Day.

Derby Day is also one of the most strict when it comes to dress codes. Think sleek black and white pieces with traditional headwear. For the Melbourne Cup, go big or go home with bright colours, bold patterns and big headpieces. Traditionally known as Ladies Day, Oaks Day is all about feminine pieces, pastel tones and florals. Stakes Day is the most relaxed of all of the racing days when it comes to the outfits, think skirts, simple headpieces and pretty summer dresses.

Our Derby Day Picks

Ruffle Panelled Lace Dress by Blancore

This long sleeve, white lace dress with a high neckline is perfect for Derby Day. Gathered tiered seam details along the arms and body of the dress adds a delicate feature to the overall look of this piece. It comes with a white mini slip to be worn underneath. We would keep the accessories simple as this dress does all the talking. Try gold jewellery and a simple white headband. Shop the Ruffle Panelled Lace Dress here.

Colour Block A-Line Dress by Blancore

For a black option try this A-Line dress with off-the-shoulder white folded detailing. This dress is below the knee and has black buttons running down the centre. Paired with simple black heels, the dress is perfect racing attire. Shop the Colour Block A-Line Dress here.

Ruffle Sleeve Satin Wrap Dress by Blancore

For those who prefer a slightly shorter length, this mini dress with lace ruffle detailing on the sleeves and edgings is the perfect choice. The main feature of this dress in the delicate black lace of the sleeves, with the flowing ruffle, this creates a flowing, feminine silhouette. Stunning design. Pair with black heels, black fascinator and a red lip and you’re set. Shop the Ruffle Sleeve Satin Wrap Dress here.

Melbourne Cup Picks

Scarlet Red Silk Dress by Shopyte

Keep on trend in this Flame Scarlet number. This long, short sleeved dress crafted from 100% silk has small V neck and an irregular hemline which it longer down the centre of the dress both front and back. It has flowy sleeves which balances the full, pleated skirt of the dress. This dress falls beautifully down from the bust and waist and have luxuriously soft lining. Pair with a red fascinator and black heels. Shop here.

Pleats Paneled Dress with Metal Ring Belt by Blancore

One of our favourite pieces, this midi length sleeveless dress in baby blue is a great option for the Melbourne Cup. This 50s inspired piece will get you up dancing with the pleated skirt. The main feature is the blue belt fastened by a metal ring and the high neck. It’s feminine, yet interesting. We would stick with the blue and pair this with a similar shade headpiece and simple nude heels. Shop here.

Pink Ruffled Midi Dress by Square Circle

For a bit of fun, pick this pink mini dress! This is a spaghetti strap dress crafted from shimmery baby pink fabric. It features horizontal pleated panelling across the middle and a large ruffle at the hem. Loose fit. Set yourself from the crowd and keep the shimmery theme going with silver jewellery and heels. Shop here.

Oaks Day Picks

Carnation Pink Silk Dress by Shopyte

Keep it simple with this carnation pink silk dress. It has a deep V neck and is sleeveless. From the waist the dress falls into soft pleats to below the knee. This dress features a matching pink silk belt to tie however one chooses. We would pair with nude heels. Shop here.

French Vintage Dress by CSYH

In true Oaks Day tradition, why not try this stunning floral dress. This is a V neck, knee length, wrap dress in pink and white floral material. With an airy silhouette it features short flowing sleeves and a flattering tie waist creating a Summery, feminine look. We would pair with a flower-inspired headpiece and nude heels. Shop here.

Yellow Ruffled Strap Dress by Square Circle

For something different, try this beautiful pastel yellow dress. This spaghetti strap dress features tie-up shoulder straps and a large single ruffle featured across and around the body of the dress creating a layered look. We love this dress, firstly because of the pastel lemon yellow colour, secondly because of the unique ruffle featured across and around the body. It’s also 100% cotton! Shop here.

Stakes Day Picks

Mia White Blouse & Jocelyn Skirt by MsHEM

This combo can easily be dressed up for Stakes Day. The Mia Blouse is a collarless shirt crafted from white cotton with adjustable ruffles that run along the sleeve which transforms the once formal dress shirt into a fashion statement. Shop the Mia White Blouse here.

We would pair the Mia Bouse with the Jocelyn Skirt also by MsHEM. This is an irregular mini skirt crafted from small red and white stripes. It has a flattering high rise waist and layered ruffles. The hemline is slightly lower at the back and sits slightly above the knees at the front. We love the shape of this skirt. The fitted upper piece of the skirt is very flattering on the butt and hips as it flows out into two layered pieces. Wear with pink heels and a pink fascinator. Shop the Jocelyn Skirt here.

Peach Puff Silk Dress by Shopyte

Feel flirty in feminine  in this dreamy peach dress. This is a midi-length dress crafted from cream coloured silk. It features two pieces, a cream coloured slip and a sheer long sleeve piece which comes in at the waist and flows down to below the knee. We love this romantic, feminine piece. We can't get past the dainty details such as the tie up bow and the cuffs. We also love that this dress is made from 100% silk which feels beautiful on the skin. Shop here.

Whatever you decide to wear, keep it fun and comfortable! We can’t wait to see you on the best dressed lists.