The Spring Races: Melbourne Cup

It is the race that stops the nation and your dress should be on par with this saying too. The Melbourne Cup is big, bold and brilliant and so will your dress and your accessories be the same. Not only is it an exciting race this spring racing season, it is also one of the most thrilling days on fashion’s calendar season.

The Melbourne Cup. The glamour. The drama. The bold. The statements. These are the elements to be embraced for you Melbourne Cup style. The Melbourne Cup dress code is all about colour. Much like the Caulfield Cup, it is time to fully embrace colour at your Melbourne Cup event. Save the black and white garb for Derby Day and instead get all your favourite colourful dresses ready for the choosing. A statement off the shoulder dress is always a good idea for the Cup, as is a bold printed dress or a dramatic stylish split dress.

One must never forget an accessory, and for the Melbourne Cup the accessories are top priority (after the dress, of course). Opt for a statement making fascinator or hat or a glamourous hair pin or comb. Either way it is important to look glam and chic and bold for the Melbourne Cup, and this can be achieved through your dress, your hair accessories, your jewellery and your makeup.


Bold Colours

Think gem tones and luxurious shades. Rubys and emeralds are perfect colours for the Melbourne Cup, if you prefer lighter colours, then pastels are the way to go. Midi dresses and cocktail dresses are made for race day dress codes. In addition to these lusher tones, you can also opt for dresses in hot prinks and reds as well as shades of yellows and blues. You will look oh so confident rocking your colourful frock for the Melbourne Cup. Gold bold with your earring choice also – green on green or pink on pink, colour blocking was made for Melbourne Cup.


Statement Pieces

You have your bold colour choice picked out – now it is time to make an even further statement with a statement silhouette. An off the shoulder dress is a good choice and is perfect for making a style statement. Or you could sport a one shoulder dress or a sleeveless dress to really show off those arms. Try a cocktail length dress for the ultimate race day fashion statement.


Dramatic Cuts

Drama, drama, drama – this is the race that stops the nation after all! Choose a style that is all about a dramatic cut. Think a stylish split down the front of your dress so that you can show off those stems, or you could opt for a chic midi dress for ultimate sophistication. Pair you dress with some jewelled hair accessories and colourful earrings for Melbourne Cup style.  



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