Melbourne Cup: Spring racing style edit

By Michiko Hylands

These looks are perfect for the Spring racing season.
These looks are perfect for the Spring racing season.

The Melbourne Cup is upon us, so it's time to get race day ready. Make a strong fashion statement with these stylish Spring Carnival looks, bound to ensure your look is odds on.


1 Madeline dress in Ivory $550
Spring Has Sprung headpiece in black and gold $895
Captivating Muse hat in nude $800
Floral Delight headpiece in grey $500
All from Natalie Chan
2 Dune London Cliopatra heels $210
3 Lindi Kingi pink pearl bracelet $44.85
4 Monarc Concierge Jewellery Navette ring 9ct yellow gold smokey
quartz $380
5 YSL Mon Paris EDP 50ml $165
6 Forever New Ella round box clutch $43
7 Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in Rose Lemonade $77
8 La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water $150

Dial up the pretty with this effortlessly chic tailored dress. The Peter Pan collar frames the face while the asymmetrical waterfall drape of the skirt flatters all body shapes as it brings the eye down.


1 Rochelle Goodrick Love Me Love Me Not Daisy dress $659
2Kookai Audrey heels in red $180
3 Belinda Green Red Poppy hat $250
4 Saben Tilly clutch in vermillion $250
5 Nick von K Pearl Crystal Ball pendant $275
6Silk & Steel Wild Flower Silver Ear Jackets $145
7Clinique True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer $52
8 Moroccanoil Blow-Dry Concentrate $68

Turn heads and make the best-dressed list in this winning outfit. If curls are more your thing, try this quick fix. Plait hair before bed for gorgeous next-day waves.


1 Camilla and Marc Primula dress $840
2Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandal in black $590
3SRK Millinery Sophia $168
4 Sarina Clutch by BCBGMAXAZRIA from Glamour Boutique $49
5Zoe & Morgan Lucinda Earrings in gold $257
6Via Long Brown hair pins $7
7 Faby Nail Lacquer in Friends 4ever $20
8 Mac Liptensity Lipstick in Claretcast $50

Race-day chic is all about the details from head to toe. Accessories are your best friend here. Try a thin black belt to define the waist and a great manicure is mandatory.

Fashion forward

1 Once Was Nomad dress $499
2 Diane von Furstenberg Rao heels $690
3Meadowlark 9ct gold with white diamonds earrings. Sold separately $3249
4Studio Aniss headpiece in Phoenix $3406
5 MAC Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black $40
6 MAC Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton Studio Nail Lacquer in Berlin $26
7 Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place makeup $69
8 Trilogy Pure Plant Body Oil $30

Great skin is always in. Buff yours to perfection with an exfoliating scrub and then moisturise with a scented body oil.


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