Raceday fashion your way

Hello fashionistas!

Spring racing… do this in style! Dress for your body shape, and love what you have — TODAY!

Familiarise yourself with each raceday’s dress code before planning your outfit and attending.

For example, Derby Day calls for black and white (it is a strict colour free day), while you can embrace block colours and unique design details for Melbourne Cup Day. A block colour means you can go nuts with headwear, bags and shoes (my pick for this would be a fabulous jumpsuit).

Remember to keep hemlines on or below the knee, and choose silhouettes with sleek, simplistic lines that shape and drape your gorgeous lines.

Most importantly: dress to suit your shape and personality!

Bottom heavy: pear shape

Look for an A-line shape in dark shades, or with a small pattern, that just drapes across possibly the widest part of your body. You can have a party from the waist up though; use patterns, full sleeves and wider necklines to balance your hip area.

SHEIKE Flourish Dress, Rouge, $169.95, sheike.com.au
Sportsgirl Abigail Tort Sunglasses, $39.95, sportsgirl.com.au
Olga Berg Kaela Leopard Sequin Clutch, $79.95, olgaberg.com


Top heavy: inverted triangle or rectangle

Ladies, keep your necklines close, and opt for a set-in sleeve and show some skin — not too much though! Create some volume from the waist down to add balance to a wide shoulder. Straight up and down: rectangle My shape. I got the IKEA flat-pack: straight up and down, with no bottom! Look for waist creation, draping and angles. A full skirt and fitted top will give the illusion of a waist… and vice versa.


Dangerous curves: hourglass

What we all wouldn’t give for these dimensions! Because your top will be the same size as your bottom, you have a small window of opportunity to create a waist. Do not wear anything boxy! Keep things in proportion and sexy.

Olga Berg Daisy Floral Halo Headband, Blush, $99.95, olgaberg.com
SHEIKE Pastel Dreams Dress, $179.95, sheike.com.au
Stitch&Hide Lily Clutch, Dusty Rose, $139.95, stitchandhide.com



Round or oval

Look at your best feature. Your shape is made for an empire line (especially with a higher waist); use angles and layers to give the illusion of a waist. It’s all smoke and mirrors! See you at the track!

Bec and Bridge Lady Sparkle Midi Dress, Gold, $380, becandbridge.com.au
Olga Berg Cleo Sinamay Swirl Trimmed Button, $99.95, olgaberg.com
Olga Berg Dolce Embellished Fold Over Clutch, $119.95, olgaberg.com


Stay stylish.

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