Trackside Tiaras: Race Day Trends Fit for a Sartorial Sensation

Trackside Tiaras: Race Day Trends Fit for a Sartorial Sensation

Don't let the horses steal all the attention.

By Christie Sutherland | 9th June 2016

Trackside glamour is key, but where do you start when getting race day-ready? With the headpiece? The shoes? The bag? The dress? However you intend to approach this fashionable foray, it’s important to know when to play by the rules and when you can break them.

The stakes are high so get ready to shine at the Tattersall’s Club Tiara Race Day on June 25 at the Eagle Farm Racecourse. Create a winning look with fashion partner Wintergarden – ladies, remember to be neatly dressed and presentable. Yes, that means wearing your shoes at all times. I repeat: at ALL times.

Editor's Picks: Race Day Trends, horse races, racing fashion, fashions on the fieldIt’s important to get your outfit right for the day – keep in mind that accessories are just as important as the dress and this season it’s all about the jewelled headpiece.

With multiple celebrities rocking this laidback look, the deceptively simple accessory has been transformed into an effortless show of glamour. A sleek hairstyle will complement the look while keeping the focus squarely on the outfit. This is a romantic outfit choice that the cameras will fall in love with.

Products (left to right): Wintergarden: Seed Heritage Lace crop bell sleeve top $149.95; Image: Pinterest; Veronika Maine Fold over tassel clutch $159; Swarovski Atelier Core Collection Kalix spiral ring $299; Seed Heritage Crepe knit peplum sweater $89.95, Crepe knit trim skirt $69.95; Viktoria Novak Babushka headband $3330

Editor's Picks: Race Day Trends, horse races, racing fashion, fashions on the field

A monochrome look is the key to elegance this racing season. Totally achievable, this timeless combination is flattering to all. When taking on monochromes, try choosing different textures to add a sense of depth, and play with interesting shapes such as bell sleeves, draped fabrics and smooth lines. Make the look your own with a pop of deep colour.

Products (left to right): Viktoria Novak Spiced up black matte headpiece $695; Wintergarden: Coach Ace satchel $720; Oxford Nelly lace up dress $189; Image: Pinterest; Sheike Decadent blouse $89.95; French Connection Draped skirt $129.95

Editor's Picks: Race Day Trends, horse races, racing fashion, fashions on the field

Nudes are challenging colours at the best of times, but the rich tone has reached peak popularity this season and is versatile and luxurious when done right. Look to a hue that will enhance your features; nude shades are intriguing for all occasions as they aren’t too bold or too demure.

Products (left to right): Wintergarden: Seed Heritage Layered peplum top $99.95, Thin metal buckle belt $49.95; Sheike Pink python dress $149.95; Image: Pinterest; Anthony's Fine Jewellery Necklace $750; Christie Millinery Ferne headpiece $684

Editor's Picks: Race Day Trends, horse races, racing fashion, fashions on the fieldCreate an on-point look with the simplest of outfits by adding layers and creating interest for the eye. Neutral or bold colours will work for this trend; be daring and let your personality guide your choice.

Not a fan of fascinators? A fedora is the perfect practical alternative. With a masculine yet pretty vibe and an array of styles from floppy to hard brim, it’ll be a showstopper.

Products (left to right): Wintergarden: Cue Spot print flare hem dress $319; Swarovski Eclipse necklace $499; Seed Heritage Flare lace skirt $199.95; Image: Pinterest; Seed Heritage Boucle coat $249.95; Lack of Colour The Silver Haze fedora $59

 

Feature Image: Pinterest

 

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Article by Christie Sutherland

Christie Sutherland is a former editor of Style Magazines. To her, limits are there to be pushed and there is always a time for polka dots and a piccolo. Do it with love or not at all, that’s all.

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