Spring is in the air. And with the blossoming of the flowers and freshness in the air comes a new sense of pride in fashion world. Out with the old, in with the new. The Melbourne Cup will see designers and women (and even men) out dressed to impress at one of Australia’s premier sporting events. While the main event of the day will focus on the outcome of the race itself and punters eagerly taking chances on the odds with their Melbourne Cup betting abilities, the fashion statements that will be shown throughout the day aren’t something that will be upstaged, nor play second fiddle to the jockey’s racing for the $6 million purse or the social banter and events that will be occurring down on the trackside.
Myer will be showcasing the ‘Fashions on the field at Flemington’. Celebrity judges from around the world will have their eyes on the gala event. Women will have the chance to take their fashion crowns at the AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Crown Oaks Day and the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day. Men will be able to compete at the AAMI Victoria Derby Day. Nominations for the event can be done by filling out the forms at the following links.
For the new season, there will be attendees that may be out of touch with the current fashion trends, or even being in the know when it comes to ‘how to dress on racing day’. To take away any sense of confusion, we have provided the following tips to inspire your racing fashion style for the Melbourne Cup.
Find Sources of Fashion Inspiration for Race Days
The website racingfashion.com.au is a great source of inspiration for looking great trackside. Whether you are looking for hats, clutch bags, dresses or anything else to give you the fashion edge, the site will point you in the right direction for gaining the competitive edge to ‘look the part’ on race day.
Pinterest offers another great source of fashion inspiration from previous race attendees and predictions on what to wear to the 2015 racing event. A simple Pinterest search will yield hundreds of results. What is interesting is to assess the style popularity based on the amount of repins. You can see some of the inspirations with the pins below:
Source – This picture is a source of inspiration for the Melbourne Cup and has been repined 125 times.
Source – This picture was repined 229 times and was popular with female racegoers seeking inspiration for their fashion accessories.
Some of Australia’s most popular YouTube vloggers aren’t afraid to get amongst the Melbourne Cup Festivities. Australian YouTube vlogger Karissa Pukas provides a makeup tutorial for young women that are planning to attend the Melbourne Cup event. You can see details of the video below.
Another popular video that has accumulated over 140,000 views is Shaaanxo’s makeup tutorial on getting ready for the races.
The Steal Spotlight vloggers have even provided a video lookbook as a source of inspiration for the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. You can see the full-length video below.
Have a Look at What the Popular Fashion Magazines are Saying
Magazines like Vogue will be paying close attention to what fashion will influence the trends at this year’s Melbourne cup. Take a look at some of the styles they have featured in the ‘What they Wore’ review to get your fashion inspiration heading in the right direction.
These should serve as a good source of inspiration for your Melbourne Cup outfits. You don’t need to spend heavily to look good. You just need to be aware of the fashion looks that will raise eyebrows and impress. With a tip of the hat, you will impress, just like that!