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Melbourne Cup Fashion: What's On Trend for 2016

Fabulous frocks, fascinators, hats and hairstyles for 2016 Melbourne Cup Day

With the racing season and Melbourne Cup fast approaching, the race begins to find your best ensemble for the day, whether it is to be spent on the field, at a party you or someone else is hosting, or at a work function on the big day.

With numerous fashion weeks commencing around the globe, and ones that have drawn to a close, inspiration can be taken from designers such as Max Mara that display elegance and comfort, yet are chic. This SS16/17 fashion season is all about block colours. Sleek navy’s mixed in with block pastels, and finished with nudes, classic beige, and girly shell pink.

Frocks

For a pop of old world charm and effortless glamour, snap up a statement piece, from up-coming designer Self-Portrait. The designer offers fresh and feminie dresses, such as the lace midi dress or the georgette mini dress are a must for a show-stopping garment that will certainly turn heads. Find these gorgeous pieces on Net-a-Porter or ASOS.

If you aren’t a dress type of girl, or are after an elegant yet comfortable look, culottes paired with a simple camisole will be your best friend. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone, as the versatility of culottes allows them to be dressed up or down easily. Try this chic pair by English designer Reiss. As opposed to a silk cami, opt for a more relaxed fit with Jac and Jack offering knit wool and cashmere alternatives. If you are keen to add in a contemporary piece to the mix, opting for a below the knee skirt with a high cut vent, such as the Karlis Stripe Skirt by Acne Studios will give you a more sleek and polished look.

Complete your look with an on trend pair of mules or slides. If you are on the field, choose a current season block heel to avoid any mishaps where an average stiletto would sink into the grass. Gucci have bold options such as the cross over sandal, coming in four different colours. If you are at home hosting your own event, Jeffery Campbell offer fun, yet comfortable options to chose from. Check them out at Bondi Beach based store Tuchuzy. Both options work well if you are attending the Melbourne Cup celebrations at the office, or at a function down the road.

Hats and fascinators

No Melbourne Cup attire is complete without a hat or fascinator to pull the outfit together. Check out the various options by Lack of Colour, such as The Eclipse, which is able to be hand moulded for a personalised look. A selection of a classic cut hat also allow you to play with your outfit a bit more, allowing for versatility of colour in your attire and the style you are aiming to pull off. Plus choosing a hat to pair with your outfit will give you some extra protection from those spring sunny rays.

If you are staying indoors, or are seeking a lightweight option, Morgan and Taylor’s fascinators are always up to date with each season. This season’s popular options when it comes to fascinators are a minimal approach. Not too big and not too bold, a subtle lace or an elegant shift of silk covering the eye line but keeps the face free and on show.

Image Source: Morgan & Taylor

Hairstyles

Up do hairstyles have been high in demand for various events in this calendar year, and it will be no different for the Melbourne Cup. Celebrities such as Gigi Hadid have been sporting up-do’s to this year’s Met Gala and the Music Video Awards. Take inspiration from the below to pair with your hat or fascinator that will leave you with a sleek and polished look.

Make-up

Every girl needs that extra touch of glam with their make-up for events. There is always a temptation to try something different, and sport a new look to events.

With the Melbourne Cup only being less than two weeks away, many YouTuber’s offer in depth tutorials to achieve an adaptable makeup looks. Check out Becca’s creator of the Champagne Pop highlighter, Jaclyn Hill’s everyday glam or up and coming Aussie YouTuber’s Bella Fiori’s take on a versatile rose gold smoky eye look. Either of these looks can be adapted to suit your eye colour, as well as keep you looking fresh and radiant all day.

Don’t forget to slip in some hydrating spray in your purse to keep your skin hydrated and it is a great option for a fast touch up. A beauty junkie’s popular choice is MAC fix plus in a compact travel size, or rose water by Mario Badescu.

Smile

And let’s not forget a dazzling smile to complement that perfect outfit! Every girls knows she needs pearly white teeth for those all important close ups.

If you’re feeling a bit dull in the mouth glam it up with the Pearly Whites Australia range of teeth whitening products – from professional at home teeth whitening kits to gentle coconut oil and activated charcoal whitening strips – we’ve got your smile covered.

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