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Your Ultimate Spring Racing Fashion Guide

Caulfield Cup. Derby Day. Melbourne Cup – Spring Racing season is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited. From fancy dress to extravagant hats nothing is more fun for a fashion lover then getting dressed up, heading to the races and enjoying a day out with friends and family.

This season is all about pops of colour, flirty floral prints and luscious fabrications seen in both classic dress silhouettes in new midi and mini lengths as well as top skirt combinations for a refreshing and modern touch.

To get you prepared for the season to come, we’ve compiled our top tips and tricks on this season’s biggest spring racing trends, creating your ultimate guide on what to wear no matter which day you go.

Our Top Tips:

Your Ultimate Spring Racing Style Guide

Wear Colours and Prints

This spring racing season is all about flirty floral or botanical prints and vibrant splashes of colour. Inject a little neon or try vivid orange, lemon yellow and forest green to stand out from the pack. Keep accessories neutral to compliment this striking colour trend.

Get Girlie

Lace is a must have. Try feminine dresses with lace paneling, inserts or made head-to-toe with the fabrication. Stick to classic styles with midi length skirts in feminine pastels of pink and baby blue. Be adventurous and swap the traditional dress combination for a fitted crop and skirt combination. Statement embellishment on necklines and hems are a great way to add a girlie touch, as are soft gathers or structured box pleats. Simply accessorise with pearls or silver jewellery.

Hats Are Back

Whether you love extravagant styles or a more subtle sophisticated touch, it’s all about this statement accessory to get you ready for the races. Sit nicely on the side of your head, (Kate Middleton style) or opt for a large broad brimmed variety. We love classic black variations with floral embellishments or feathers for a boho touch.

Your Ultimate Spring Racing Style Guide

Plan Your Accessories

An oversized clutch that fits all your race wear essentials is necessary. You will want to take lip balm, a makeup compact for touch ups and your money. Don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour to a classic black or white outfit with a bold neon clutch or animal print variety.

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Mix It Up

Race day isn’t all about ladies dresses. Try printed shorts with an embellished top and strappy heels, or bodycon midi skirt and colourful cami. Just add stacks of jewels and a colour pop lip and you’re all set!

Play With Fabrics

Lace? Check. Chiffon? Check. Silk? Check. Nothing adds that little extra than luscious fabrics. We love flirty floral in light-weight silks, or classic monochromatic tones in sheer chiffon with statement embellishment.


Need help styling your ultimate spring racing look? Ask us at AlibiOnline and we would love to help you choose your perfect race day style.

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Which trend will you be embracing this spring racing season? Let us know in the comments below!