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By Rachael Somervell September 26, 2017 0 comments

Finding the right outfit to wear on a big event like Spring Racing Carnival can challenging for most of us – especially when the Fashion forecasts for the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival are so vast and accepting of pretty much anything.

So There it is – anything goes this season!

What this does mean is we are presented with limitless fashion choices including dresses, pantsuits, playsuits and even long Maxi Dresses!


One trend that is so prominent in stores and will be seen on racetracks around the country is floral patterns. Some light and feminine pastel florals right through to very pronounced Japanese-style strong and bold colours such as contrasting red and black.

So to help you decide we thought we would share a few of our personal favourite websites and designers to give you inspiration.


Lipsy of London “is a multi-channel British fashion brand, selling head-turning dresses and of-the-moment trends worldwide”

Why we love Lipsy?: We love Lipsy because their range is fun, sexy and flirty but still semi-formal. Enjoy the luxury feel of the quality fabric, including lining and in some design built-in boning right up until you have zipped up and/or done up the final button.

We also love the detail that goes into their designs – instead of printing designs such as baroque or lace onto the fabric and then finishing the outfit, the detail is a feature - hand sewn onto the dress giving more depth to your outfit and allowing you to get very inventive with your fascinator/hat-to-dress coupling.

Lipsy can be found in Myer or online through Asos or direct on their website.


St Frock

"From a cheerful little market stall to an international e-boutique, St Frock is here to celebrate fashion, florals & fabulous females! Discover our hand-picked collection of flattering shapes & breathtaking prints in sizes 6-18, and have a giggle at some of our favourite memes along the way!"

St Frock is an Online retailer and feature some truly unique and stunning designs at very affordable prices. They are currently featuring prominent florals and patterns which seems to be a winner this season.




Forever New

"Forever New is a fashion clothing and accessories brand founded in Melbourne, Australia. One of the fastest growing Australian brands, Forever New emerged in late 2006 as a start up retailer and now trades over 250 stores in ten countries globally."

We love Forever New for similar reason we love Lipsy. Unique pretty and quality dresses and gowns with stunning detailing.

They also offer a petite range for ladies 5.3ft and under which is great for us shorter ladies.





We are loving Asos! The variety is so vast and we can seriously lose hours searching their range. In many designs they feature the outfits in multiple angles and even using a video so you can watch your chosen outfit in motion. Asos feature some Lipsy styles

They also offer a handy feature where they suggest perfectly matched accessories such as handbags, shoes and jewelry making it a one stop shop for your outfit.  Their no fuss returns policy is a winner too.




"Polyvore simplifies online shopping by bringing together all the stores in one convenient place. Then we curate it all into a personalized boutique just for you, making it even easier to discover and shop for looks you love."

Like Asos , Polyvore is not a particular dedicated brand but it is the marketplace popular designers post their designs. You will find such a variety of styles and limitless colours – again you will probably lose hours creating your outfit.



One constant in Race Day's around the world is the all important fascinator or hat. We offer over 300 styles of In Stock and Ready to Ship items through to Made to Order pieces covering pretty much every colour imaginable. So our #1 website is this one!

So ladies, I hope this guide has helped point you in the right direction for your Spring Racing Carnival!

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