This Saturday 31st October is Derby Day and as always, this day at Flemington marks a day of glamour and sophistication. Getting the dress code right is paramount and Derby Day is all about classic black and white. Whether you hire or buy, here is a snippet of my picks for the most prestigious of all race meets.
Keep your look classic and elegant. Midi length skirts & dresses are on trend so select a hemline to sit below the knee. Keep headwear simple on Derby Day and opt for a simple straw bow headband or lace crown as the pick over flashy fascinators. These can be hired so you don't have to wear the same again next year. This LOVER dress (above left) is a Derby Day classic & a bargain for hire at $129 (instead of $695 retail) available from Glam Corner.
If you prefer a more fashion forward look, why not try a dress with geometric prints and angles. Go all white like Jeweller Tania Hill from Tania Claire Australia (far left) or maybe channel Two Crowns Stylist and race day Fashion On The Field queen Elicia Anders (left) in striking geometric monochrome.
For a luxurious handmade headpiece, guaranteed to stand out from the crowd, search up one of Reny Kestel's custom designs worn (above) by designer Jonte Pike of fashion label Jonte Designs.
Whatever your preference, think about your overall look before you hire or buy. Build your silhouette by pinning ideas on Pinterest, then pull the look apart and find your perfect Derby Day outfit! For more inspo on where to source that perfect piece, go to: www.laramitchellstylist.com