Rather than give you yet another spring racing story about wearing florals for Oaks Day or monochrome on Derby Day, I thought it best to go straight to the pros—the celebrities who attend the most glamourous racing events of the calendar year—for their tips on what always works. The most common piece of advice? Choose something that’ll be memorable for all the right reasons. Plus, if you feel confident and comfortable, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have a win (a stylish one at least!).
Keep scrolling to see these racing circuit professionals’ most memorable looks and find out what always works for them.
“I love Toni Maticevski dresses so much! They're so elegant and beautiful but have edge, which to me is what makes something sexy. The construction always makes the most of a woman's body, hence why so many women love wearing his amazing gowns! I loved this look—simple and elegant with the messy side braid and bronze headpiece.”
“I enjoyed wearing all-white to Oaks Day in 2014 and particularly loved the pleat in the bottom of this By Johnny dress. Viktoria Novak custom made this headpiece for me and it's still a favourite. I was comfortable all day and managed to not spill anything on myself!”
“Traditional black and white is what Derby Day is all about. Last year, I opted for this classic Dion Lee strapless white cocktail dress with a Carla Zampatti shawl plus a tiara, because what girl doesn't love wearing a tiara?’’
What will you be wearing this year to the spring racing carnival? Share your ideas in the comments below!