Dressing For The Racers

Dress in Stylish Racewear

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is definitely the highlight of the racing year in Australia. The whole event has a carnival like atmosphere which brings the city of Melbourne to life. It doesn’t matter how bad the economy is, it seems that the Melbourne Cup ignores it. Melbourne is the friendliest, most liveable, most stylish as well as the ultimate sports city and at every turn you happily bump into cool hidden bars, fabulous unique boutiques and restaurants.

Fashion Fun At The Race Meetings

Fashion is a very big part of this huge exciting event and always a highlight of the Melbourne Cup and spring racing carnival in general. I can hear the buzz now, what will I wear, what are you wearing, long or short, what colours are trending? Headpiece, what should I wear? Do I wear a fascinator or a big brim hat?  

Have a peak at my AK Style Facebook page and be up-to-date with style, colour and all the latest fashion trends.

Dress To Impress 

Always dress to impress and wear an outfit you feel in harmony with. Keep it simple; don’t get too heavy with the accessories, such as bangles, belts and bags. Let your dress be the hero of your outfit. To all you lovely stylish ladies, you’ll be happy to hear style is back in every way, deportment, class, grace and knowing how to converse with others.   

Show Stopper Dressers

Feminine dresses are the hero and most commonly seen at this special event with lovely pastel colours and soft floral prints that are fun and playful. White is bigger than ever, and that little black dress will be replaced with the little white dress. If your style personality is more dramatic, you’ll feel gorgeous in bold stripes and strong colour blocking.

Fabrics and Textures Trending

This season has brought on a full-scale 70’ revival. The Lace trend has enjoyed a high fashion come back and is always a big theme on any red carpet event. Sexy and beautifully crafted dresses are the fashion trend for 2015/2016 showcasing a graceful sense of romantic femininity. Classic romance at its best!  Some of the designers that spring to mind are Alannah Hill, Bec & Bridge, Nicholas and Alice McCall. Still in the stylish beautiful range, but a little more affordable  is Very Very.  (282 Collins St, Block Arcade Studios, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9654 5244


Crowning Glory

Although the dress that celebs and stars wear are often the main part of their look, their headpiece is the real focal point as it can make or break an outfit. The headpiece is a real focal point and once you have your perfect dress work the dress around the headpiece so that it compliments it and doesn’t steal the show. 

If you want a made to measure headpiece, perhaps a stylish fascinator or gorgeous hat, you will find some wonderful milliners in our fashion capital, Melbourne. One of the stylish designers for events such as the Spring Racing Carnival is Louise Macdonald. She is based in Melbourne and offers high quality and sophistication, showcasing her unique and beautiful headwear range.

The stores in the laneway’s in Melbourne, are the hidden little gems that offer stand out and unique headpieces. Once you start walking and looking around you’ll be amazed by how many wonderful finds are out there. Myer and David Jones also have some wonderful headpieces that may be more affordable and still look absolutely beautiful on the day!




Very Very

Very Very has been established for over 25 years and is fully designed and produced in Melbourne.

Very Very’s aim is to produce high quality, fashionable, flattering and affordable garments for modern and style conscious women of all ages.

The inspiration for each collection is always focused on colour and finding the most unusual and interesting fabrics. We take inspiration from international runways to ensure we are always on trend and commercially edgy. We try to introduce new shapes each season and we also re-invent best selling shapes in new and contemporary ways.

Our focus is on producing garments that are wearable from day to night and season to season.