Spring Racing Styling @ The Morrison

Hot to Trot – Racing Fashion Tips

Spring racing is a wonderful celebration of the industries greatest horses, trainers and jockeys, just as the trees become greener and everyone’s overdosing on springtime sunshine. Although The Morrison isn’t track side, our annual Melbourne Cup event is the ultimate glamourous day out.  A chance to escape the office and indulge in the finer things in life such as sipping on Champagne with Oysters while watching the “King of Sports” live.

Embracing the traditional aspects of racing is part of the charm, and no matter your location on the 1st of November, we encourage you to celebrate this wonderful day in true racing style!


TIP: Follow the trends, but keep it classic! Although it’s tempting to buy the latest designer look, invest your money in a beautiful outfit that will work for any event, the 1950’s silhouette is always a winner and never goes out of style.
mor_fotf TIP: Bloomin’ lovely! There is no better time to enjoy wearing colour than throughout spring colour. Designers and milliners alike throw their creative love into creating bright and cheerful florals, inspiring contemporary patterns and bold colour blocking. Choose a palette you love (don’t be afraid to try something new) and highlight the look with accessories. Even the traditional black & white Derby Day can be livened up with a pop of orange in your clutch or earrings.
mor_fotf5TIP: Hat’s On, Hat’s off! Millinery is like the cherry on top of a perfect ice cream sundae, no race day look is complete without one. Avoid buying from high street stores (the mark up on price is unbelievable) as you will most definitely see at least 3 like it on the day. Instead work with one of the incredible Australian milliners who will hand-make a unique piece for you. They will advise the best shape to suit your face and work to your budget.
mor_fotf2TIP: Kick those feet up – but keep your shoes on! Be smart ladies, it’s a long day in those stilettos so choose wisely, break in your new heels in advance, or bring a pair of ballet pumps for later. But under no circumstances shall you leave an event barefoot!

TIP: A Gentleman Acts – let’s not forget that racing is also an opportunity for the boys to dust off the glad rags! After all, who doesn’t look smashing in a tailored slim fitted suit. Think hues of blue, Italian wool, brown leather brogues with a tie and pocket hanky to match the ladies outfit. And if you want to go the extra furlong – a personalised fountain pen to mark your tips in the racing form!

Our Melbourne Cup Lunch is set to be the biggest one yet, with a delicious 4-course luncheon, glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne on arrival and an after party to keep the good times going.

Don’t leave it to chance, book your table now!

All images used in this post are owned by Thoroughbred Events Australia – Fashions in the Field expert Sharon Lenton.