Pony up, frock up and show up
The winter racing season is fast approaching, and the Brisbane Racing Club is set to attract lifelong racing enthusiasts and A-listers alike.
Along with its heart-stopping racing line-up, the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival is known for showcasing suave suiting, frocks and fascinators en masse. This season, we can expect a fashionable twist on traditional race-day trends that will inspire us all.
Pony up with our guide to dressing for the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival:
EMBELLISHMENT AND IMAGINATION | James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 Day
At this event, you can express your style and character; there is no limitation to your choice of racewear, millinery and accessories. Pay attention to the finer details such as beading, lace, and metallic finishes.
Create an outfit with brands that contrast, and play with people’s imaginations. Playing it safe won’t get all eyes on you.
FASHION FORWARD | Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day
Push the boundaries and let the stylish grace of well-chosen accessories see you past the finish line. On days like this, pyjama dress, jumpsuits and androgynous styles come into play.
Highlight deep jewel tones and delve into textures such as velvet, pleats and knits. Go big or go home.
BOLD COLOUR | Darley Kingsford Smith Cup Day
Don’t be afraid to clash prints, be bold with fabric choices, and push colour combination boundaries. Showcase your style by selecting complementing colours that make a statement.
On this occasion, do not pare your outfit back with a neutral fascinator; take it one step further and add an on-trend turban or unique headpiece.
FEMININE AND CLASSIC | Treasury Brisbane Ladies’ Oaks Day
Play with florals, pastels, lace and intricate detail on this glamour-filled day. Put your best foot forward in classic silhouettes and make sure you are comfortable. Adopt a fine-form approach to your millinery and keep your chosen piece dainty and understated. A light hand with embellishment is the winning ticket.
BLACK, WHITE AND A TOUCH OF RED | UBET Stradbroke Day
A day of ultimate elegance and monochromatic ensembles is sure to get your fashion favourites fired up. Indulge in feminine sensibilities but do not be afraid to throw on a striking all-black pantsuit and a red lip.
The drama is the entire appeal of this fashion-forward day. A boater or a wide-brimmed felt hat in red adds that wow factor. Sculptural shapes and colour blocking are always your friends in a monochromatic palette. Kick your day off with confidence; the stakes are high.
Photographer: Elisabeth Willis
Hair and Makeup: Kelly Beer, Stefan
Talent: Kendall Gilding, Brisbane Racing Carnival Ambassador
Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse