What to Wear to the Races – Part 1


Who’s excited about Spring Racing season? I am! Any opportunity to frock up in fabulous finery works for me. If you’re wondering what to wear to the races I’ve got your back!

Today I’m featuring a divine lace outfit by Pink Ruby and a stunning headpiece by Heather McDowell perfect for race day.

What to Wear to the Races

What to Wear to the Races

What to Wear to the Races


What to Wear to the Races

What to Wear to the Races - Part 1

What to Wear to the Races - Part 1

Luxe lace is a huge trend for Spring/Summer 2016. It’s the classic look that never goes out of style and it’s perfect for racewear. Lace is feminine, timeless and elegant all rolled into one!

I fell in love with this gorgeous two piece outfit by Pink Ruby as soon as I tried it on. It features a cropped jacket and a flip dress both with intricate lace detailing.

The dress is figure hugging but not too tight ensuring comfort on the day. It features a flattering belt detail and the hemline is just the right length for ladylike sophistication.

I also love the flip design, it adds an element of fun to the outfit and the jacket is perfect to throw over your shoulders as the day gets cooler.

I’ve paired it with my Chanel bag and a classic pair of Zara heels (old). Et voilà!

Perfect for Derby Day it’s in keeping with the black and white tradition and an outfit worth betting on!

What to Wear to the Races - Part 1

I styled my outfit with the beautiful Stevie lace head piece by Heather McDowell available exclusively via The Iconic.

Made from structured guipure lace this head piece is elegantly detailed and will give your look a feminine finish.

The structured lace sits low on the forehead and is attached to a headband ensuring the piece is comfortable for you to wear.

FYI the point is actually supposed to sit between your eyebrows….ooops! I’m wearing mine a little high but it still looks great right?!

This head piece has it all – simplicity, elegance and style! It’s the perfect accompaniment!

What to Wear to the Races - Part 1

What to wear to the Races – tips for wearing lace:

  • When choosing a colour don’t pick anything too garish
  • If wearing sleeves opt for mid/full-length
  • Stick to a knee length hem-lime
  • No cleavage – keep it classy
  • Wear minimal jewellery and let your lace do the talking
  • Accessorize with an understated clutch/bag and classic pumps/heels
  • Opt for high quality lace which is more suited to special ocassions
  • Heavier lace is better for creating a defined silhouette

For more inspo on what to wear to the races check out my my lace racewear look by David Lawrence and brush up on my Do’s and Don’ts for Race Day here.

Heading to the races? Make sure you check out the new racing website races.com.au! It features all the lifestyle elements that make up a great day at the races including everything that happens on and off the track from fashion, beauty, food and major events.

Visit the website for more info http://www.theraces.com.au or follow on Instagram (@TheRacesAU) for stylish updates.

Images by Carolin Margi Photography 

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