Spring Racing Fashion on the Fields

The Spring Racing season is already underway, and it's only seven weeks until the 'race that stops the nation' - the Melbourne Cup. If you're heading trackside, or even just having a sporty celebration at work, here's what to expect from the 2018 Spring Racing Fashion on the Fields.

This year's top forecast is that it's all about the soft feminine blush. Dusky pinks, soft mauves, neutrals and light terracottas are predicted to be all the rage, with a strong leaning towards Boho fascinators and accessories.

If you're sticking to one colour add drama in the cut. Asymmetric hemlines teamed with dropped shoulder styling, or a short hem with classy long sleeves should see you comfortably placed in the winner's circle. Add sparkle with a crystal headband or hair clip and choose long earrings for exposed shoulders, or dainty drops for a high neckline. If you can throw in a feminine vintage twist to your gown, all the better!

Trackside Fashion Bunbury Cup 2018

Image from the XXXX Bunbury Cup, 2018, see source here.

If you're more of a country girl, go Boho! We predict there'll be lots of flowers worn with long hair this year in a feminine – yet fun loving – bohemian style. Think long flowing fabrics, split hems, dramatic sleeves or dainty straps, and natural make-up for a soft glowing complexion.

If bright and bold is your thing, prints are always popular at the races. Be bold and dramatic, loud and colourful, but whatever your style be sure to follow a few simple etiquette rules: