Curtains rise on Melbourne Spring Racing season 2017 with Caulfield Cup . The atmosphere at the Caulfield Cup is relaxed and youthful. There is a dress code, though, that rules out shorts, denim, parkas, pullovers and thongs.
What to wear at the Caulfield Cup 2017:
Abandon daggy clothes and shabby footwear. Embrace billowing mid-length dresses with fitted torsos. Go easy on spaghetti straps and cropped tops. Too much skin showing or midriff-baring is unwelcome. Carry a light floral scarf. It is a great cover up for a bare back.
Racewear is incomplete without accessories. You may opt for the classic fascinators or you may dare to be different. Wear your favourite scarf as a turban. Are you having an anti – fashion moment? Tie a bright graffiti patterned scarf around your head. Dress up a sequined beret with feathers and baubles and wear it on your head. The head scarf and the beret can be used later at pre-Christmas or New Year’s Eve parties or at bar be ques by the beach.
The boxy clutch is trending in 2017. Clutch bags with side slings or mobile bags are a boon to the 21 st century racegoer. These clutch cum sling bags combine classic elegance with contemporary convenience. They keep your hands free for champagne, canapes’ and mint juleps.
There is a ‘70s revival on the runways. Flower girls and paisley prints are hot trends in 2017. Wear a paisley kaftan dress by itself or over a pencil skirt. Define the waistline with a slim belt.Add a hint of boho-chic with an ethnic brocade bag with danglers.
Embrace colourful florals:
Racewear, this season, is a rewind to the ’50s ‘New Look’ dresses. Demure dresses clinched at the waistline in coral, red, tangerine and magenta rule. Bold poppy dresses in coral and fresh daisy dresses in aqua and yellow add a dash of sunshine to your race wear.
Florals for the Gentleman:
Menswear this racing season is about shattering the myths. Experiment with colours and patterns. Ditch the solid blazer in favour of plaids or florals. Opt for pastel or natural tones. Not comfortable wearing a patterned blazer? Wear striped, floral or paisley patterned ties, pashmina scarves or pocket squares. Select lightweight, breathable fabrics, and unlined jackets.
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