Spring Racing: Oaks Day 2017

Today we wrap up our Spring racing edits with Oaks Day (aka Ladies Day), one of the most elegant events on the Spring racing calendar. A day to embrace your femininity with pretty pastels and floral prints, embroidery, delicate lace and flowing fabrics.

According to world-renowned Australian milliner Jonathan Howard of Hatmaker, simplicity is key when it comes to your Oaks Day look:

‘A wonderful day of racing and fashion traditionally known as Ladies Day, a perfect opportunity to match a gorgeous dress with a simple straw hat, something feminine and relaxed. Enjoy the final day of the Spring Racing calendar!’

If you haven’t thought about your Oaks day outfit just yet, there’s still plenty of time to get sorted! We’ve got the ball rolling with over 50 styles to shop online right now, including loads of stunning frocks and gorgeous headwear to match. Bring on November!

Written by Greer de Burgh, Fashion Editor.

Top images L-R: THURLEY here ; ASILIO here

oaks2L-R: NEEDLE & THREAD approx $479 here ; FOR LOVE & LEMONS approx $350 here (more stock here)expL-R: MARCHESA NOTTE approx $1447 here ; MANNING CARTELL $699 heresliL-R: REBECCA VALLANCE approx $811 here ; GINIA RTW $199.95 hereoaks1L-R: CAMILLA & MARC $550 here ; SHONA JOY $340 hereBLUE2L-R: BEC & BRIDGE $350 here ; LOVER $495 here yelL-R: THURLEY $649 here ; ASILIO $299.95 herefinL-R: ZIMMERMANN approx $650 here (similar here) ; KEEPSAKE $199.95 hereBEIGEL-R: SHONA JOY $295 here ; SELF PORTRAIT approx $530 here (more stock here)CHPL-R: COOPER ST $199.95 here ; FOREVER NEW $170 hereLACEL-R: LOVER $695 here ; GANNI approx $347 here printsssL-R: KEEPSAKE $259.95 here ; PASDUCHAS $289 hereprintaL-R: YEOJIN BAE $625 here ; ALICE MCCALL $590 herefloral2L-R: ALICE MCCALL $420 here  ; STEELE $329 herewhitL-R: ASILIO $349.95 here ; COOPER ST $219.95 here


HMHATMAKER heremill1L-R: JYJEWELS x LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $675 here ; SUZY O’ROURKE $790 here : JYJEWELS x LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $615 heremill2L-R: NERIDA WINTER $345 here ; MARC JACOBS approx $153 here ; HATMAKER $590 hereOAKS3L-R: EZARA J $220 here ; SARAH J CURTIS $285 here ; VIKTORIA NOVAK $660 hereCRYSL-R: LULU FROST approx $369 here ; MIU MIU approx $720 here ; LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $150 here (image by @kylie_m_brown)boaterL-R: NERIDA WINTER $195 here ; HEATHER MCDOWALL $289 here ; FOREVER NEW $30 hereDEL-R: JYJEWELS x LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $595 here ; D.E MILLINERY here ; SEED $49.95 hereHWL-R: HEATHER MCDOWALL $199 here ; HEATHER MDOWALL $210 here ; HEATHER MCDOWALL $189 here

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  1. Deb L

    Such an exciting time of year in Melbourne and great to dress up for. The 3rd and 4th dresses are my ideal options and the Mui Mui headband is divine.