Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to get your racing outfits sorted! We’ll be bringing you our fashion and millinery edits for the main race days over the next few weeks, kicking off with crowd favourite Derby Day. With its traditional black and white dress code, Derby Day is all about classic and elegant dressing, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Make a statement in some of Spring’s hottest trends like polka dots, ruffles, puffed shoulders and asymmetrical necklines for a look that will turn heads.
When it comes to headwear, the hat is back folks! For some insight on what to expect trackside we caught up with Sydney milliner Suzy O’Rourke, best known for her sculptural and dramatic designs adored by celebrities and fashionistas for over a decade. This year will be Suzy’s final Spring Racing collection and it’s safe to say she will be sorely missed by fans far and wide (we love you Suzy!).
Suzy: Derby Day has a classic black and white dress code. Expect beautiful wide brim straw hats in natural, white or black with beautiful bows and long ribbons. Cute boaters with shorter brims will also look chic for Derby Day. Embellished delicate floral headpieces add a beautiful accent to feminine race day outfits while striking headpieces in gold, silver and pearl detailing will continue to make a statement.
Without further ado, keep scrolling for our Derby Day edit. With over 80 styles to shop (including frocks, jumpsuits and millinery), we’ve got your race day look sorted!
Written by Greer de Burgh, Fashion Editor.
FASHIONL-R: C/MEO COLLECTIVE $349.95 here (shorter version $249.95 here) ; C/MEO COLLECTIVE $199.95 here (more stock here)L-R: TOPSHOP approx $98 here ; PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI approx $1700 here L-R: ATOIR $399.95 here ; KEEPSAKE $219.95 here L-R: SARA BATTAGLIA approx $611 here ; SELF PORTRAIT approx $500 hereL-R: ALEXIS approx $930 in white here and black here (dress comes with nude lining)L-R: MISHA COLLECTION jacket $320 here and pants $260 here ; ZARA jacket $179 here and pants $69.95 hereL-R: KEEPSAKE $229.95 here ; KEEPSAKE $189.95 hereL-R: PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI approx $900 here ; DION LEE approx $1900 here (more sizes here)L-R: VESTIRE THE LABEL $259.95 here ; ELLIATT $159.95 here (more stock here)L-R: BEC & BRIDGE $380 here ; C/MEO COLLECTIVE $309.95 here (alternative style in black $125 here)L-R: ALEXIS approx $1000 here ; ALEXIS top approx $430 here and pants approx $740 hereL-R: ELLIATT $199.95 here (more stock here) ; ACLER $495 hereL-R: VESTIRE THE LABEL $289.95 here ; NEEDLE & THREAD $570 hereL-R: SHONA JOY $320 here ; SHONA JOY $340 hereL-R: ALEX PERRY approx $880 here (alternative style $200 here) ; BIANCA & BRIDGETT $260 hereL-R: ELLIATT $229.95 here (more stock here alternative style $110 here) ; JOHN ZACK PETITE approx $58 here (similar style with short sleeves here)L-R: MOSSMAN $199.95 here ; BEC & BRIDGE $220 here more stock here (similar style $85 here)L-R: FOREVER NEW $120 here ; NEEDLE & THREAD approx $500 hereL-R: PLT $60 here ; PLT $88 here L-R: THURLEY $799 here ; MANNING CARTELL $499 here (midi sleeveless version here)
MILLINERYL-R: GUCCI approx $850 here ; MIU MIU approx $260 here (alternative style approx $34 here) ; JENNIFER BEHR approx $249 hereL-R: SYLVY EARL $695 here ; SYLVY EARL $649 here (alternative style $149 here) ; HATMAKER $590 hereL-R: MIMCO $149 here ; KITTE $159 here (also available in gold) ; SUZY O’ROURKE $590 hereL-R: D.E MILLINERY $389 here ; D.E MILLINERY $299 here ; D.E MILLINERY $289 hereL-R: MORGAN & TAYLOR $79.95 here (also available in plain black) ; MORGAN & TAYLOR $69.95 here (similar style without long ribbon here) ; NERIDA WINTER $595 hereL-R: SYLVY EARL $280 here ; HEATHER MCDOWALL $225 here ; MORGAN & TAYLOR $29.95 here (also available in white here)L-R: FORD MILLINERY $289.95 here ; SUZY O’ROURKE $230 here ; HEATHER MCDOWALL $225 hereL-R: TOTEME approx $325 here (alternative option $120 here) ; FREE PEOPLE approx $177 here ; FREE PEOPLE approx $22 here (alternative style $14.95 here)L-R: LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $129 here ; LELE SADOUGHI (also available in nude) approx $200 here (similar style $79.95 here) ; MORGAN & TAYLOR $149.95 hereL-R: NERIDA WINTER $325 here ; LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $500 here ; MORGAN & TAYLOR $149.95 here (similar style in plain black here)L-R: KITTE $149 here ; SYLVY EARL $420 here ; VIKTORIA NOVAK $1220 hereL-R: LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $499 here ; EZARA J $320 here ; ANN SHOEBRIDGE $399 hereL-R: SUZY O’ROURKE $320 here ; ACE OF SOMETHING $69.95 here ; MORGAN & TAYLOR $189.95 here (also available in black here)L-R: LACK OF COLOR $159 here ; NIKKI WITT $159 hereL-R: SUZY O’ROURKE $390 here ; MAX ALEXANDER $119.95 here ; FILLIES COLLECTION $209 here