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Caulfield Cup Outfit – Racing Fashion Inspiration

How lucky have we been with the weather! It’s terrible mid-week then it turns on the sunshine for the racedays!

I do have some cooler days fashion options for the races, but I’m a summer person and I’d rather wear as little as I can! By saying that, I generally don’t go to the races in a mini dress or skirt. Nothing wrong with those who choose to wear their hemlines high – if you have the legs, flaunt them! For me, racing fashion is kept traditional. The skirt or dress length is always around knee height.

This David Lawrence dress may not be the most exciting dress that I have worn to the races, but I fell in love with the cut and colour. Green in almost any shade works well with my skin tone. My favourite shades of green are emerald green and lime green. The close-fit of the dress which falls just below my knees gives the impression that I am taller than in reality! It also helps to wear heels of a decent height. Again, my feet were sore by the end of the day. They were treated to a hot soak in a tub that night.

The cocktail hat is again my own. Silk abaca is a super easy, gorgeous material to work with. It always looks luxurious. A bit of twisting and sewing into place on a teardrop base was all that was needed with this one.

Statement necklaces are a great way to finish off a simple outfit, or any outfit! I’m slightly obsessed with flower necklaces this year. They can be cheaply purchased from stores like Lovisa or Myers. Ebay is a great place to find a variety and bargains – but watch out for the quality.

  • Dress: David Lawrence
  • Hat: My own creation
  • Bag: Purchased online
  • Shoes: Wittner
  • Necklace: Purchased online

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