Spring is renowned for its event-heavy calendar. From weddings to work functions, the warmer seasons are bursting at the seams with social activities. However, no party is as highly anticipated as the Spring Racing Carnival. Trackside cocktails and photo-worthy fascinators entice eager event goers to the race track. For men, it’s as simple as a suit. But for ladies, there are infinite outfit options. To avoid endless searching, take note of these five Spring racing trends and pop in to your local Stockland shopping centre today - you’ll have Fashions on the Field in the bag.
A trick up her sleeve
Take the rule book on sleeve lengths and throw it out the window. No longer are you restricted to either bell, one-shouldered, cut-out or flared sleeves – you can experiment with all your favourite sleeve trends at once. Opt for something muted in colour and pair it with neutral heels, dainty rings and clean hair and make-up to counteract the busy design.
It’s all in the detail
Subtle detailing is femininity at its finest. Beading or ornamentation on the cuff or hem of a dress create an undeniably high fashion feel. Often long-sleeved and block coloured, detailed dresses are taking the Spring racing fashion scene by storm. Jump on board!
Take it to the max
Maxi dresses have finally been deemed race day appropriate! Select something soft and cascading and adjust to suit your shape – spaghetti straps complement the clavicle and jagged skirt lengths create the illusion of fuller hips.
Cut and paste
Flaunt your figure in the seasons’ hottest new trend – cut-outs. Show a little skin with a missing panel on your upper back or try something daring and opt for abdominal gaps. Breezy and eye-catching, a cut-out dress certainly won’t disappoint.
A shift in thinking
Shift dresses have always been reserved for casual settings. During beach days, picnics and trips to the shops, you’re sure to see a flurry of shift dress-clad women. But for some reason, never at the race track. That’s all about to change. Reinforcing the notion that ‘less is more’ shift dresses are suddenly making trackside appearances. Make the most of their simplicity and adorn with a rose gold headband and statement shoes.
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Images courtesy of Myer.