How to find the perfect Spring Racing Carnival outfit

Posted on February 17 2021

All you need to know to be on-trend and ready for the 2018 Spring Racing Carnival, including how to choose the perfect outfit and season must-haves.


The racing season is about to start and it’s time to start planning your outfit if you want to impress the crowds, your friends and even your Instagram followers.

Horse racing for the serious punters might be about the sport, entertainment and gambling, but for the rest of us, fashion and glamour have become two fundamental components that make the Spring Racing Carnival one of our favourite events in Australia. And there are good reasons to say that!

There is no better definition to describe the whole Spring Race Carnival than: “A triumph of glamour, style and fashion”.

From the headpiece to the shoes, racing attire has been guided by strict dress codes and hundreds of years of tradition. To win a Fashions on the Field Award is the ultimate endorsement of sophistication and glamour.  

The standards and expectations are higher each year, pushing all the participants to create more luxurious and expensive outfits in the attempt to win, but, most important, to beat the fashion display from the previous year.


Too many options. How can you choose?

We all go through this dilemma. How can we choose when we have too many options?

If you feel overwhelmed by the endless outfit possibilities, “keep calm and read more”.

Below you will find the best tips to turn the racecourse into a memorable event and your personal runaway, including trends and suggestions for how to select the perfect outfit for the Spring Racing Carnival, and to avoid some irremediable mistakes.


Get inspired by the experts

Look to Australian models and actresses, to steal some ideas and personalise your style according to your own taste. Check out for some Instagram inspiration. Fashion weeks have just ended in New York and London and the new season collections promise to be inspiring, with some bold colour, beautiful florals prints and statement making accessories.

Don’t forget the comfort

While looking for a wow-outfit, don’t forget to choose something which is also comfortable and easy to wear for the whole day. It might be a good idea, for example, to invest in a good quality pair of heels, like Prada or Miu Miu pumps. You might decide to wear some delicate colours, nude, pastel colour with off-the-shoulder pieces, or select a more adventurous outfit, with primary solids colours, some metallic highlights, or a crop-top and a wide gown, but make sure to be “confident and comfortable” head to toe in your outfit.


It is all about (not too much) details

Irrespective of the style you decide to go for, the details will make your outfit innovative, sparkle and sophisticated. Straw hats, silk ribbons, headbands, clutch and shoes will be for your outfit, like the frame for the painting: they’ll complete and highlight the best of your dress.

If ‘sober’ is surely not the right word to describe the styles at the Spring Racing Carnival, ‘excess’ is not a synonym of style either. We recommend you select the right accessories, like Princess Meghan, currently visiting Australia with Prince Harry – in her Instagram profile.

Make sure nothing is excessive but everything is perfectly matched together, from the colour of your lipstick, your hairstyle to your bag. For example, the small Givenchy Pandora which is also practical thanks to the chain to wear cross-body and the handle that allows you to wear it like a handbag.


Indulge in your fashion fancy, embrace a modern concept of femininity, walk confident and beautiful into the Spring Racing Carnival 2018.

Our friendly team at Estro would love to help you in finding a perfect luxury outfit for the Spring Racing Carnival 2018.

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