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Shop Spring Racing – Show Stopper Plus Size Fashions On and Off the Field

Shop Spring Racing – Show Stopper Plus Size Fashions On and Off the Field

July 26th, 2022

Shop Spring Racing – Show Stopper Plus Size Fashions On and Off the Field

Ladies, the seasons are changing and we know that means one thing – Spring Racing fashion! Yes, that’s right. It’s time to pack away the heavy coats and sedate winter wardrobe essentials. Start by clearing your cupboards and making space for some fabulous new season looks. And once you have that space ready, you can start planning your show-stopping Melbourne Cup outfits.  

The Spring Racing Dress Code

Ready for Spring Racing 101? Here are the basic expectations for each of the events. 

Melbourne Cup Oaks Day Fashion

This is usually all about airy, feminine glamour with ruffles, floaty dresses, soft pastels, and elegant florals. Don’t be afraid to add a bit of bright colour though if it fits with the overall theme. And adorn your head with something fabulous, too - because eye-catching headpieces are what it’s all about. 

Melbourne Cup Derby Day Fashion

This more muted fashion affair ranks highly on the scale of important events, so if you’re attending, make the most of the chance to play with the monochromatic theme. Get creative as you layer blacks, white and greys to create an unmissable expression of fashion magic.  

Melbourne Cup Day Fashion

This the day for your boldest self. Ditch the demure, the pastel and the monochromatic elements, and let your inner diva free. Remember, you’ll still need to wear formal racewear, but that’s the only rule there is! So just like a child who’s been given a picture to colour in however they choose, Melbourne Cup Day fashion gives you a framework and the permission to go crazy with colour, texture, and pattern to your heart’s content. Not to mention a fabulous headpiece – these are the talk of the town so it’s worth having fun and getting this right.  

The office Spring Racing event

Spring Racing is a BIG deal. 

You may notice your colleagues getting a little crazy around this time, talking horses, bets, and fashion. Your workplace may even decide to get the team together for an office Melbourne Cup event, and these are a great chance to let your hair down and have a little fun celebrating this iconic event.  

Remember, even though this is an event with your workmates, it’s also a chance to dress up in something fabulous.  

Here’s how to make the most of the fun: 

    • Familiarise yourself with the dress code early on. This will give you time to find the perfect dress and add accessories that match.  
    • Bet on yourself with something bold and expressive. It’s all part of the celebration! 
    • Keep the cut and fabric suitable for a work setting. Remember that it’s an opportunity to connect with colleagues as people, while still maintaining a professional image the day after.  
    • Not sure how to find the right balance? Cotton Dayz has an exciting range of garments that will hit the mark 

How to go from office party to evening racing event

Two events in one day? It has been known to happen, especially during racing season, when the city is abuzz with excitement. If you love dressing up and trying different outfits, this could be a great opportunity to switch dresses and leave ‘work you’ at home for the night. 

However, if your timelines are too pushed or you just want to avoid the hassle of redoing your whole look, here’s how to transform your daytime Melbourne Cup office partywear into a showstopping evening outfit: 

  • Select your fabric carefully. Linen, for example, can begin to look tired after a few hours. 


    • Add some glitzy accessories. Earrings can have a big impact on the look of your outfit, so update these for effortless evening sparkle 
    • Bring some make up remover and make up along. Take a few minutes to clean your face and then reapply a more striking make up look. Choose a different eye shadow and add an extra layer of mascara. Add a more dramatic lipstick and you’re done! 
    • Change your headpiece or fascinator. This much talked about piece of racing day fashion can instantly transform your look, so make the most of this power.  

Back a fashion winner this Spring Racing season

The flurry of excitement and activity around the Melbourne Cup will include the race day itself, celebratory events before and after, and may even include a Spring Racing themed office party. And if your workplace goes all-out for the Cup, it’s a safe bet that they’d love you to join in the fun! Getting into the spirit of the races is a great way to build team connections and morale, so don’t be afraid to bring your boldest, most spectacular self to the celebrations. That’s what it’s all about, after all! 

Whether you’re new to the hype around the Spring Racing and its accompanying events, or you’d just like to brush up on the latest fashion insights, we’ve got you covered. When dressing for this racing season, there are three key principles to adhere to: Dress Bold, Dress Comfortable, and Dress Practical.  

Here’s how.  

Dress Bold 

Dress bold? Yes, please!  

Spring Racing fashions are all about getting attention. This isn’t the time or the place to rock your wallflower look. And while this may feel a little terrifying, it’s also very liberating.  

Gone are the days where you had to look like Barbie to deserve to dress up. Fashion is for every beautiful body! We started a revolution and now it’s time to bring it home. Because no matter your age, colour, ability, or size, you should know that you are beautiful. You are fabulous. And you DESERVE to take up space, be seen and dress however you want! 

This season, bring your boldest self to Spring Racing. 

Dress Comfortable

With all this talk of being bold and fabulous, you may be wondering where comfort fits in.  

Well, darling, comfort fits in perfectly. This is because when you put appearance too far over comfort, you end up looking outwardly great (for a while) until people start to notice your body language. Holding yourself so awkwardly surely can’t be your boldest self?  

Choose something that makes you look and FEEL your best. 

Dress Practical

Dress practical? That doesn’t sound very glitzy! But this is one piece of advice you don’t want to ignore. It is the final piece of the Melbourne Cup fashion puzzle. 

Think about what your day will entail. If you’ll be outdoors, consider: 

    • The glare. Even on a cloudy day, you’ll need sunglasses at the track. Make sure they do the job and complement your outfit. 
    • The wind. Nobody loves a wardrobe malfunction, so think of how your dress will behave (or not!). 
    • The environment. Grass and mud are often par for the course, so choose colours that won’t highlight any accidental stains. For this reason, white is often not a great race day choice.  

And wine! Remember the wine. Don’t match your outfit with sky-high heels when you may have to go strolling over grass after a few cheeky drinks 

So now that you know everything you need to know about dressing for your Melbourne Cup event, it’s time for the fun part! Choose your dress here.

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