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The Mercedes-Benz Canberra Black Opal Stakes Day – Canberra’s premier race day, is coming up thick and fast. In fact, it’s only 3 weeks away!
As you may have seen in my previous post, I am currently working with Thoroughbred Park to promote the race day. This includes hosting an incredible competition, where you could win tickets to the race day, as well as a few other amazing extra’s. To enter simply head to these competition posts on the A Stylish Moment Facebook OR Instagram page, and tag the friend that you would like to bring along with you to Black Opal Stakes. It’s as easy as that!
Now, no Autumn racing carnival would be complete without a suitable Autumn race day outfit now would it?
Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to team up with Review Australia to showcase a few of their pieces. Take a look below and let me know which one you’d pick to wear to a race day!
A STRUCTURED RACE WEAR LOOK
For a super chic racing outfit, I would opt for a beautifully intricate lace midi dress, with capped sleeves.
The Review Saint Petersburg Dress in ‘Very Berry’ is the perfect style, even if you’re thinking of entering the Myer Fashions on the Field! It features a structured fit and flare silhouette with a jersey, silky soft lining.
When accessorising for this look, I didn’t want to be too OTT, so opted for a simple floral headpiece and nude accessories.
A FLOWING RACE WEAR LOOK
Loose fitting, flowing dresses are great for achieving a glamour look.
Whilst it does feature florals which are normally reserved for the Spring racing carnival, the Review Blue Willow Dress has such an enchanting look and feel about it! Although I didn’t think it was a dress that would suit my style; I love it. It’s one of those dresses that once you put it on, looks completely different to what it looks like on the hanger in store.
I accessorised this outfit with a velvet Alice band, and navy carry bag, which ties the look together perfectly. Closed in, suede heels were a definite must with this look too.
A FORMAL RACE WEAR LOOK
Sometimes you just want to go all out on race day and look super formal – and that’s totally acceptable! The Review Rumba Dress is a super sleek and formal sexy style that features a fitted shape, corded lace and ladder trim detailing, as well as elbow length sleeves and a v-neckline.
As black and red is one of my favourite colour combinations, I opted for a black structured headpiece, and tie around belt around the waist.
A TWO PIECE RACE WEAR LOOK
If you’re forever wearing dresses to events, and want to wear something a little different – then opt for a skirt and shirt combination.
I decided to have fun with this outfit, and paired it with a boater hat, and pink accessories – something a little out of my comfort zone, but I loved it at the same time.
If you’re planning on entering the Myer Fashions on the Field, here are a few Autumn race wear rules you may want to refer to when selecting your outfit…
- It is generally preferred that you wear an outfit with sleeves. Being Autumn race wear, it will be a little cooler anyway, so sleeves should be a welcome addition to your look;
- Unlike Spring race wear, there are particular rules for wearing heels in Autumn; heels cannot be open toe, so a closed toe pump shoe is best.
- It’s encouraged that you wear a headpiece or hat constructed with felt or wool. Headpieces made with metal or leather are also allowed.
- More structured dresses are recommended, so think structured skirts, or even a jumpsuit or pant suit if you want to be adventurous.
Created in collaboration with Review Australia. All words, opinions, styling & creative direction are my own.
Photos by simonarphotography.com.