Hold onto your fascinators, the Autumn Races are just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Playing host to the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival and the Championships, the Autumn Races are one of the most stylish events in the social calendar. To celebrate this prestigious and high-stakes fashion event, we’ve gathered our favourite four trends to help you take on the racing season in style.
Ease into the season with our favourite trend of 2017: romantic ruffles.
A staple of 2016, ruffles are all grown up in 2017 with an elegant makeover that makes them more wearable than ever. Cast in shades of black, ink and cream, the new and improved ruffle trend adds a dramatic finish to any race day look.
If you have a smaller bust, a ruffle detail is the perfect way to add volume – especially if you pair it with an off the shoulder style. For ladies with bigger busts, opt for ruffles that fall down the centre of a dress and carry the eyes vertically to a pretty and slimming effect.
Rock the ruffle trend with our must-have item: the Alice McCall Senorita Dress. Worn by Queen Bey herself, this magical number is crafted from soft tulle with flocked peppermint polka dots. The perfect dress to show off some skin while keeping to the racing style rule book, this sweet number is guaranteed to have all eyes on you this Autumn Racing Carnival.
Fresh off the runway, florals are back in vogue and we couldn’t be happier. Bold and blossoming, they look their finest paired with ruffles, tassels or voluminous sleeves.
While florals are a staple at the spring carnival, they can be a little harder to wear in autumn. Thankfully, Trelise Cooper has our backs with the Million Dollar Lady Dress, featuring delicate hand beaded florals.
The partially lined sheer hem elongates the legs beautifully and the low back cut out is that little extra bit that will make this outfit a true winner for the Autumn Races.
Balance bold florals with delicate jewelry and a subtle black net headpiece, or take a maximalist approach and pair florals with florals with our dazzling Olga Berg Reyna Floral Metal Headband.
Strike a pose at the Autumn Races with an update on our favourite summer trend. No longer just for balmy summer days, the latest drop of bare-shoulder dresses feature long sleeves and longer hemlines, making them a perfect option for the cooler months.
Showing off a little skin – but not too much – the off shoulder style is an elegant option for the Autumn Races’ traditional dress code.
Combining off-shoulders with the season’s romantic ruffle trend, we’re in love with the Lifetime Off Shoulder Midi Dress. This effortless midi dress will look right at home at the races.
Let the dress do all the talking and style it with black pointy heels and a simple feather fascinator or, pair it with a black leather pill box bag, black ankle boots and a felt broad rim hat for the ultimate cool girl look.
Red, Red Wine
Brace the cooler weather and cosy up to a rich colour palette of wine, plum and magenta.
An autumn-friendly palette if there ever was one, this ultra-chic colour trend will flatter almost every skin tone.
Our dreamy Symm Midi Dress by Self Portrait, cast in rich wine, brings some serious romance to the Autumn Racing Carnival.
Crafted from luxurious lace and chiffon, this sweet dress features a fabulous pleated skirt and sheer long sleeves and neckline that will amp up the race-day romance with a flirty peek-a-boo effect.
Style the look for race day with gold accessories which are guaranteed to pop against the rich wine hues. We love it paired with a pill box clutch, gold wreath headpiece, black ankle boots and loose curls.
So there you have it. From red wine hues and ruffles, to bare shoulders and the fresh floral trend, you’re all set to take on the racing season in style.