GlamCorner's Spring Racing Fashion Guide 2023
As the Australian sun kisses the horizon, the spring racing season heralds more than just the thrilling hooves of thoroughbred champions. It's a canvas of couture, brimming with elegance, glamor, and style. Whether a seasoned racetrack regular or embarking on your debut turf appearance, GlamCorner is your compass to navigate the grandeur. Explore the Spring Racing Fashion Guide.
Different Types of Race Day Events
Your Style Guide to Each Racing Event
Whichever race you’re attending, it’s a good idea to be familiar with the dress code that applies to most Australian racecourses.
- The Melbourne Cup: Think bold. Dive into a symphony of colors, shimmering sequins, and head-turning headpieces. Here, your choice isn't just an accessory—it’s an exclamation of your personality. Discover Melbourne Cup Attire.
- Derby Day: A monochromatic muse. Envelop yourself in the elegance of black and white, ensuring every facet resonates with chic class. Dress to Impress for Derby Day.
- Oaks Day: A soft romantic chapter. Let pastels and ethereal blushes, crowned with dainty headpieces, be your guide to exuding unmatched grace. Oaks Day Inspiration.
- The Caulfield Cup: A canvas for the audacious. Vivid palettes meet timeless silhouettes for a show-stopping appearance. Dive into the Caulfield Cup Look.
- Stakes Day: Spring in sartorial splendor. Light, breezy dresses paired with sun-kissed headgear encapsulate free-spirited charm. Stakes Day Styles.
Whichever race you’re attending, it’s a good idea to be familiar with the dress code that applies to most Australian racecourses
Race Day Fashion Commandments for 2023
- Elegance First: Opt for a sophisticated and refined ensemble. Maintaining a high dress standard is a race day tradition.
- Accessorize Thoughtfully: Elevate your outfit with the right headwear, a chic clutch, and statement jewellery.
- Shield from the Sun: Always wear sunscreen. Overcast skies can still harbor harmful UV rays.
- Plan B Outfits: Unexpected spills or sudden weather changes? Always have a backup outfit to ensure you’re at your best.
- Experiment Joyfully: The racetrack is your fashion playground. Feel free to play with trends, colors, and styles while staying within the etiquette.
Avoid These Pitfalls:
- Casual Missteps: Denim, sporty attire, untailored garments, leggings, sneakers, and thongs (flip-flops) are not your race day friends.
- Overexposure: Keep it modest. Bare midriffs, strapless numbers, or thin-strapped dresses might not be suitable for exclusive members' areas. And remember, shorts or overly short playsuits are best saved for other occasions.
- Distressed Disasters: Even if they're high fashion, avoid outfits with deliberate rips or tears.
- Footwear Faux Pas: Pick shoes that are both stylish and practical. You want to strut, not stumble. Comfort is key to ensure you're not dancing barefoot by the day's end.
Choosing The Perfect Dress For The Races
Now that you know what’s expected on the day, it’s time to start choosing what to wear to the races. At GlamCorner, we’ve partnered with some outstanding Australian designers to bring you key spring racing fashion pieces that you’ll love to be seen in, with ranges to suit every demographic.
The epitome of luxury. With the La Flor Dress, LEO LIN masterfully blends ethereal designs with enchanting prints.
Tailoring meets panache. The Tropicale Midi Dress is a statement, promising that every entrance you make is nothing short of a spectacle.
Of course, the dress is only one part of your perfect race day look. Choosing a headpiece that works beautifully with your outfit is equally as important. These millinery designers offer something to complement every spring racing outfit.
Heather’s love of texture and shape has inspired her to create a chic range of fascinators, crowns, hats and clips that are ideal for a day at the races. She combines drama and timeless elegance, bringing contemporary cool with elements like lace, leather and metal.
Morgan and Taylor
Regardless of what you’re planning for your race day outfit, Morgan & Taylor have something to suit in their extensive range of fascinators, hats, headpieces, crowns, bows, clips and turbans. Their designs are easy to wear, practical yet cool, and effortlessly elegant
Eve Til Dawn
If you’re looking for something feminine, floral, or boho-chic, this headwear range is perfect for you. Eve Til Dawn specialises in floral crowns and exclusive pieces which are intricate, delicate, and a beautiful way to complement your race day outfit.
You’re not finished yet! The difference between a good outfit and a great one is in the secret little details that help you look race-day-perfect all day long.
- Stiletto stoppers: If you just can’t get by without your stilettos, then these little heel protectors are a racecourse must-have, stopping your heels from sinking into the grass.
- Gel cushions: Stay comfy all day by putting these clear silicone cushions in your shoes. Your feet will love you for it.
- Spanx: Feel comfortable and confident in that slinky dress by slipping into some breathable, smoothing shapewear.
- Bra accessories: There’s a wide range of items you can use to make sure you’re strap-free and fitting your race day dress perfectly, such as bra converters, stick-on cups, cleavage enhancers and much more!'
- Fold-up flats: Pop these little ballet flats into your clutch so, after a long day on your feet, you can relax on the ride home.
Visit our spring racing edit page for more inspiration for spring racing dresses, headpieces and accessories.