Spring racing season is upon us.
All eyes aren’t just on the horses though. It’s the time of the year to dress to impress, and fashions on the field is an institution in its own right.
She says feminine ruffles and florals are in, as are polkadots and interesting sleeve details.
You can completely change the look of an outfit by the way you accessorise it. If you’re not into the huge, colourful ostentatious hats and fascinators, (or want to take it off and tuck it into your bag later) a simple headband or headscarf are right on trend.
In regards to bags, smaller is better, and a lot of key pieces have a shoulder strap or wristlet so you don’t have to clutch your purse in your hand all day.
Romantic ruffles and florals
Zimmermann ‘Painted Heart’ tier dress — $1,250. Buy it here.
Nicholas crepe backless cocktail dress — $779.87. Buy it here.
Natasha Zinko dot pleated hem dress –$1,690.80. Buy it here.
Interesting sleeve or shoulder detailing
Michael Lo Sordo ‘Legion’ off-the-shoulder ribbed stretch-knit midi dress — $767.18. Buy it here.
Johnathon Simkai ssymmetric striped silk crepe de chine dress — $1,304.01. Buy it here.
Short satin robe dresses
Attico Smocked two-tone satin wrap dress — $1,449.14. Buy it here.
Comfortable block, midi or kitten heels
Gucci bamboo-trimmed leather sandals — $850. Buy it here.
Elizabeth and James ‘Eloise’ textured-leather shoulder bag — $575.83. Buy it here.
Satin turbans or headbands
Eugenia Kim ‘Natalia’ headband — $105.95. Buy it here.
Country Road silk neck tie — $24.95. Buy it here.