Caulfield Cup is the main event of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, and is one of the biggest events in the Spring Racing calendar. Sponsored by Stella Artois, the event marks the start of racing season in Australia and excited racegoers waste no time dressing up for the occasion. The Caulfield Cup will be held on the 19 October at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.
Generally speaking, Caulfield races fashion is conservative in style, with guests expected to wear sophisticated attire on the day. However, the Caulfield Cup dress code is themed, making it a little bit different from other Spring Racing events. This year the Caulfield Racecourse will be transformed into the five boroughs of New York City, inspired by the people, style and culture of NYC, with exclusive block party DJs for some after-the-race fun.
Looking for Caulfield Cup outfit ideas? Whether you’re a racecourse regular or just snapped up your tickets for the first time, read on to discover some fashion-inspired Caulfield Cup style tips and tricks and look a million dollars on the field this year. Caulfield Cup is known for its traditional race day dress code, and there are a few things to consider before you head off. Don’t get caught out on the field this year, or turned away at the door!
Ladies Caulfield Cup Fashion
Looking for Caulfield Cup dresses? Read on to find women’s fashion inspiration for Caulfield Cup 2019 and start planning what to wear to the races this year.
Caulfield Cup Dresses
Caulfield Cup is the first race in the season, and as such sets the tone for Spring Carnival fashion trends. The dress code is traditional and chic, with bright colours proving popular on the day. Choose a bright blue midi dress to stand out from the crowd on the field, or opt for an on-trend yellow race day dress for a gorgeous spring look.
Caulfield Cup Hats and Fascinators
Discover a wide range of Caulfield Cup hats, hair accessories and fascinators sure to make your outfit pop. Choose traditional fascinators and headpieces in a number of cute colours to match or contrast with your race day dress. If you’re not a fan of the fascinator, you can opt for a wide brim hat, or a big bow hair piece for a contemporary look.
Caulfield Cup Shoes
Be picky with your shoes. There’s a lot of standing involved on race day, and you don’t want to end up with sore feet. Choose elegant shoes you know you will feel comfortable in and you won’t go far wrong. Choose muted neutral shoes with thick heels like clogs, or black block heels for a classic look.
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After more fashion advice for the other big race events? Check out our Women’s Spring Carnival Fashion Guide to get the low-down on how to stand out on race day.
Caulfield Cup Mens Fashion
Looking for men’s fashion tips for Caulfield Cup? The event has a strict dress code, so a suit is a must. Discover the Caulfield Cup fashion rules for men below and find out what to wear to the races this year.
Suited.. : Caulfield Cup Suits
Although the dress code is still traditional, bright colours are more than welcomed and checks and floral prints are popular on the day. Choose a solid coloured suit in a deep jewel colour for a NYC vibe, or opt for more neutral sand or blush tones. You can also add a little something extra to your look with a playful paisley shirt.
.. and Booted: Caulfield Cup Shoes
When choosing shoes for Caulfield Cup, it’s best to choose a good quality shoe – and make sure they are polished. Put your best foot forward in stylish oxford shoes, brogues or suede loafers. Choose brown shoes to make your pastel suit pop.
After more fashion advice for the other big race events? Check out our Men’s Spring Carnival Fashion Guide to get the low-down on how to stand out on race day.
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