Race Day Styling & Jewellery Tips

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With Melbourne Cup 2016 just around the corner, it’s time to start planning and shopping for your unique Melbourne Cup outfit.  We have compiled some fashion inspiration for you and we’ll  help you to shop the look!

The Dress

First up on your shopping list – the dress!  Make sure you adhere to race day etiquette and ensure that you don’t wear anything too short, revealing or midriff baring. 

For dress style, there are so many amazing choices to choose from.  Structured silhouettes, colour blocking and bright and bold are the usual current go to styles but here are some of our fave looks here at Pica LéLa.

Floral Fascination!  Loving all things floral?  From floral dresses to floral accessories and jewellery, a day at the races is the perfect time to indulge your floral fascination so go ahead and honour nature and Springtime.

melbourne cup races dress

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    Floral Dress for Races         Floral Dress for Spring Races
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Embrace Lace!  If you want a feminine dainty look then lace should be your material of choice.

Gigi Hadid Melbourne Cup Races

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Lace Pink Dress Melbourne Cup Races

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Keep it classic!  The perfect time to show your ladylike side.  Keep the sequins at home and opt for a demure look for the races.  Think high collars, bows, vintage elegance, A-line skirts and wide brimmed hats.

Melbourne Cup Races Classic Look

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Bow Classic Dress Melbourne Cup Fashion

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Racy in Red! Indulge your racy side with an eye catching red number.  This high collar allows for a more demure daytime look.

Melbourne Cup Races Red Dress

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Melbourne Cup Races Red Dress

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The Shoes

Remember that if you are walking on grass then a wider heal is more appropriate.  Shoes need to complement your outfit but also make sure that they are comfortable if you plan on walking around for the day.  Leaving the races with your shoes in your hands is not a good look!  If your dress has a lot of colour and detail then perhaps opt for a simple shoe.  Choose one colour from your dress that will subtly complement your outfit.  However, if your dress is simple with 1 or 2 colours then you can choose a shoe with a more complex colour scheme. 

Melbourne Cup Races Shoe Style

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Melbourne Cup Races Nude Sandal

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 The Bag

The bag and shoes don’t necessarily need to match the dress, just complement each other and your outift nicely.

Melbourne Cup Races Clutch Bag

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Melbourne Cup Races Clutch Bag

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The Headpiece

The pièce de resistance of race day outfits, the headpiece!  Your headpiece should make a statement. From feathers to flowers, to fascinators, hats and headbands there are endless choices.  However, take into consideration your outfit and choose a style that complements.

 Melbourne Cup Races Ladies Fashion Headpiece   
    Melbourne Cup Races Red Headpiece
Melbourne Cup Races Metallic Headpiece                                    Melbourne Cup Races Shop Headpiece
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The Jewellery

As the focus is usually on your dress and head piece on race day ensure that your accessories are not overpowering.  If your outfit is quite busy then opt for subtle studs and a small bracelet to complete your ensemble. 

     Melbourne Cup Races Jewellery                                                Melbourne Cup Races Jewellery Suggestions
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 Rose Gold Bangle Melbourne Races Jewellery                                     Melbourne Cup Races jewellery bangle
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If your outfit is more simple then perhaps some crystal drop earrings to add a little sparkle or pearls for understated elegance.

     Melbourne Races Earrings                                             Melbourne Races Pearl Earrings
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 Melbourne Cup Jewellery Style                                Jewellery to wear to races
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Still haven’t found your perfect jewellery to match?  Then feel free to send us pictures of your race day outfit into customercare@picalela.com and we will help you:-)



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