October and November are busy times in the racing calendar, and a fun time for fashion. Women everywhere frock up for champagne, fun with friends, and some times a little bit of a flutter.
Jess has three racing events to attend, and wants to wear the same outfit to each one. I often do this, as long as I know that I will be seeing different people! Changing the accessories, or hair and make up can be a good way of stopping your look feeling stale. One of the race days Jess will be enjoying is Derby Day. Traditionally, everyone in attendance wears black and white. The pictures always look fantastic, and dresses can be teamed with brightly coloured accessories, or classic sparkles (diamonds or crystals).
I scoped out as many black, white, patterned and combinations of these as I could. There are a variety of lengths, including above the knee and maxi dresses. Enjoy!
There are lots of patterned dresses around again this season. As always, Cue came through with the goods, offering lots of dresses in black and white. I chose a range of necklines for Jess. Strapless dresses don’t normally suit me, but I love this one from Sheike. A flared skirt can disguise your legs if you are uncomfortable with yours. The halter neck style of the C&M Camilla & Marc dress will show off your arms and shoulders. You can try a bolero, shrug or waist length blazer for warmth, or to hide your arms should you want to.
I absolutely loved these lace dresses. While Jess told me she is not comfortable in all white (me too!), I couldn’t go past the Diana Ferrari and Review dresses. Review have the most beautiful special occasion dresses this season, in a unique style. They are well priced, but if you are still concerned about spending this much, they do have clearance stores that are heavily discounted. Lace always adds to the sophistication of an outfit. I would team these dresses with a cute lace fascinator and pearls, to add to the lady like element.
Black and White
These last four dresses are a little bit different. The Leona Edmiston dress would be suited to Melbourne’s weather and their four seasons in one day! If you are petite, a maxi dress can still be for you. Try to choose one that does not overwhelm your body with fabric, and consider boosting your height with wedge shoes or sandals. The Seed dress would be incredibly versatile, and could be teamed with a belt, worn over the satin waist line. A statement necklace would also look wonderful with this neckline. I was drawn to the unique print of the last Cue dress, and think it would look great teamed with simple sparkling accessories, and statement shoes.
While I won’t be attending any race days this year, it was fun to window shop for Jess! My friend Sonia at Sonia Styling is talking Spring racing shoes on her blog this week, if you need some inspiration in that department too.
Are you attending any Spring racing events this year? What will you be wearing?
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