Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – Our Favourite Outfits and Looks for 2017
Unique headpieces, bright colours, elegant silhouettes… there is nothing not to love about the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Besides the lovely weather and the interesting programs, the Carnival’s fashion scene is definitely worth taking a closer look at, and to show our adoration for the daring and classy trends, we gathered our favourite looks and styling tips for the Carnival.
The Essentials: A floral dress and a rose-embellished headpiece
One of the most traditional and classy outfits for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival would have to be floral dresses, and we can absolutely understand why they are such a popular choice. There are endless gorgeous patterns - from bright yellow sunflowers to romantic rose and forest flowers - and besides giving your whole look a feminine edge, the mix of the different shades and flowers will make your hair colour and eyes pop. For this season, choose an off the shoulder pastel print dress or a stunning midi, combined with a rose headpiece or a simple hat.
Our Makeup Tips: Keep your makeup soft and romantic to compliment the look with mauve lips and false lashes.
The Essentials: An elegant black dress and headpiece
If you love going against the regular trends and would like to pull off a completely different outfit, go with a classy and elegant all black look. To still keep the black look feminine and soft, choose a dress with an A-line or high slit design with ruffle and tulle details, and don’t forget to accessorise your look with a pair of statement earrings and a small cross-body bag. Depending on the weather (and your mood), complete the outfit with a pair of high heeled cut-out boots or sandals.
Our Makeup Tips: Give a splash of colour to your outfit with a coral or traditional red lipstick and a vintage cat eye.
Colour Block Dresses
The Essentials: Daring colour combinations and neutral accessories
Something truly exciting for this season is the colour block technique that can make any outfit look more edgy and modern. Whether your dress has a ‘70s silhouette or a high-waisted, figure hugging design, mixing together exciting colours will instantly create a vibrant, fashion forward look. Experiment with unexpected shades such as red and lilac, yellow and blue or purple and taupe, and keep the rest of your look simple with neutral accessories.
Our Makeup Tips: Just like your accessories, your makeup can be a bit toned down with nude lips and a natural smokey eye look
The Essentials: A head to toe pastel outfit with high heels
There is probably nothing more fitting for any spring event than pastel shades such as lavender, light yellow, mint and fairy floss pink. To create the perfect, youthful and feminine carnival outfit, play around with these colours and mix them or choose one shade and create a monochrome outfit. Because these colours tend to be very girly and fun, stick with a more sophisticated silhouette in your dress.
Our Makeup Tips: Keep the focus on your eyes with a cool undertone eyeshadow and a clear gloss on your lips
Vintage With A Twist
The Essentials: An A-line dress and fun accessories
It’s time to express yourself and focus on the details! For this look, choose a monochrome (black, white or nude) vintage midi or pencil dress and let your creativity take over the rest of the outfit. A pop of yellow, pink or blue on your shoes, headpiece or bag will add a youthful vibe to your look and will keep all eyes on your accessories.
Our Makeup Tips: A fresh face of makeup with pink lips and long Bambi lashes will look fabulous with your outfit
The Essentials: A robe maxi dress and a unique headpiece
Another surprising yet stunning outfit choice that we are absolutely obsessing over is the satin maxi dress look. With high slit and 3/4 sleeves, a maxi dress is the perfect combination of casual and elegant for an event like this. Satin and chiffon materials match beautifully together with special, modern headpieces, so don’t be afraid to experiment with more fashion forward hats.
Our Makeup Tips: A matte, taupe or mauve makeup look will be stunning with the sheen of the satin dress
The Essentials: A lace dress with gloves and headpiece
Who could ever get bored with lace? With such an elegant and sultry fabric, you can create endless outfit variations that will fit the event perfectly. Our favourite for this season is the nude illusion lace with a hint of pink, but there are various other shades that match the spring Carnival season (such as baby blue, salmon or bright red). Keep the lace theme with matching gloves, a nude pump and neutral accessories.
Our Makeup Tips: Be bold with your lip look and apply a pop of burgundy
Don’t Miss The Opportunity!
The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival offers a wide range of program options. Besides races, you can also get a taste of Melbourne’s social scene with exciting food and fashion programs – for more information visit their website. And remember, no matter which look you go for this racing season, make sure your smile is picture perfect for all those instagrammable moments!
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