Your Race Day edits – Dresses for Melbourne Cup

Ok. I get a little excited about Spring Races and the BIG one is just around the corner: Melbourne Cup!

 

The one event that gives Victoria a public holiday off, and makes the rest of the nation take an extended lunch. Gotta love an event like that!! Now, some of us, actually go to work in the morning, and wearing a work AND Cup appropriate dress is not an easy thing to do.

So, because I am a nice girl, I have collated a selection of websites that are featuring work appropriate race day outfits. Anything really, for my FIS readers, because I love youse all. And I have picked my favourite if I had unlimited funds. One lives in hope.

 

here goes:

 

Target: Party dresses.

Look for the more structured dresses for work. This one will work with a short jacket or cardy over the top for work.

 

Missoni for Target Women’s Border Fit & Flare, goes up to size 16

 

CUE – Racewear, Shop online HERE

and my favourite look:

Cue Floral Sateen pencil skirt and top
Cue Floral Sateen pencil skirt and top. I don’t usually do floral, but these muted colours really appeal to me. Easily adapted for the races with a hat or fascinator and a clutch.

 

 

ASOS – Shop online HERE

Loads for around $100. Including Plus size and Maternity!

 

Lipstick Boutique Plus 2 in 1 Cape Pencil Dress

 

 

Birdsnest – shop online HERE

My fave here:

Very Very Catalina Wallpaper Dressa

 

 

Myer Spring Racing – Shop it HERE

Loads of dresses on sale. This on By Johnny isn’t, but omg, the cut and colour of this dress. YUM>

 

By Johnny |Superflex Tie Back Dress

 

Alibi Online – Shop Spring Races Dresses and a good range of fascinators HERE

 

Melt with you Shirt Dress by Cooper Street

 

 

I received a nice little blog post in the mail by Trade Secret. My pick would have to be this combo, with the WHOLE outfit being less than $100!. The dress would still be ok for work with a blazer.

 

 

Melbourne Cup image credit: The Roar.com.au

All of these dresses are suitable for a morning in the office, just add a blazer and more office appropriate shoes. Come lunchtime: add a hat or fascinator, a clutch, a pair of great heels and loose the jacket. Off you go to PLACE YOUR BETS!

 

What do you do for Melbourne Cup at work or at home?

 

Til Next time,

 

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Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

12 thoughts on “Your Race Day edits – Dresses for Melbourne Cup

  1. All really great pics! I have never done a races day, think I’ll put in on the calendar for next year and frock up x

  2. THE BY JOHNNY DRESS IS ON MY SHOPPING LIST! BUT WHY DO THEY SCHEDULE THE RACE TO TAKE PLACE AT SCHOOL PICK UP TIME? SADLY I WILL BE PLAYING HORSEYS IN THE PLAYGROUND AT THAT TIME 🙁

    1. When my children were smaller, we were lucky that there were some older siblings to bring our little ones home. My home was the closest to school so the little guys would always walk home together with the eldest sibling in the group on Melbourne Cup Day. We had some awesome big do’s at mine! And now mine are all grown up and mum goes out to play with her grown up work friends on Melbourne cup day! It will happen sooner than you think Kate! x ( i am so in love with that by Johnny dress)

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