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Dressed Up Social

Attending a race this Spring Carnival, and not sure how to look the part? Take our stylist's key picks on how to look raceday ready from Derby to Stakes! 


The rule is simply to stick to black or white, or a combination of two. Keep bright colour limited when it comes to your accessories to maintain a totally chic outfit in tonal. Our stylist picks: Alice McCall Senorita Dress - Hire for $89 and the Self Portrait High Neck Star Lace in white – Hire for $129



The most fashion forward of all race days. Melbourne Cup is the opportunity to rock bright colours and bold prints. Don’t be shy to team either with a statement headpiece/fascinator, in the very on-trend metallic look. Check out the Bottanic Headpiece from www.mimco.com.au


Pretty and ladylike. When it comes to choosing your look for Oaks Day, look out for pastel laces and elegant floral prints. This is also the appropriate race to rock that pretty floral headpiece you have been coveting. Our stylist's picks: Self Portrait Dot Mesh Tiered Dress, Manning Cartell Gallery Views Dress, Self Portrait Teardrop Guipure Dress, all $129 to hire.


Cool, relaxed tailoring, and soft billowy dresses are the way to go for Stakes Day. We are currently obsessed with Alice McCall's spring season dresses. Available to hire from $85-$119

This spring, we are all about floaty floral fabrics and intricate detailing. Take our style cues on how to make this season your prettiest ever.


Not all patterns will be flattering on everybody, so pick colour schemes that suit you.
Those with warm/tanned skin will suit earthy tones, while pinks and icy blues will compliment a paler complexion.
Our favourite picks are Zimmermann's Lavish Flare Playsuit and Alice McCall's Young Hearts Run Free Playsuit.


If the dress or playsuit features a very busy print, then best to forego the bold accessories.
Simple dainty jewellery in a metal finish that compliments your outfit will always work best.
For example Mimco's Atmosphere Open Cuff. 


Nothing ruins an intricate dress than a statement shoe that draws eyes straight to your feet.
Try and keep your footwear on trend with your outfit by making sure they too are delicate and compliment your floral print, not detract from it.
When in doubt, we always recommend a neutral toned shoe.

We have all been invited to one of those events which start during the day and end at night, and wondered how to make our look appropriate for both!

Every look can be dressed up or down, depending on the accessories and way you style your hair and makeup.

Take note, and you too can rock your favourite dress from am to pm.



Rather than choosing a glitzy stiletto, pick a block heel or fun strappy sandal. 
Something that looks more “on trend” than evening will give your final look a more stylish than serious statement.

Por ese toque coral que nos viste los pies y nos hace lucir espectaculares en cualquier lugar. #MeGusta:


Want to look polished, but afraid of looking over-primed? Rock a sleek do instead

low wrapped pony


Avoid rocking an overly contoured base during the day. We suggest sticking to neutral tones that flatter your skin tone.
Think nude shimmers, soft pinks and bronze.
Our must have for a beautiful, but soft base is highlighter! Just remember, you can always switch a nude lip colour to a
bold colour pop once the day progresses to night.

Take style cues from fashion society's IT girl | Gigi Hadid 


Give your lips a break, and rock a Autumn inspired burgundy eye instead.
Pair this look with a black dress for maximum sex appeal.


Want to rock a statement dress, but don't want to come across as OTT.
Team your outfit with a slicked back ponytail. Perfect for taking your look from day to night.


From suede to caged, this season's trend of thigh high boots offers endless options.
Just remember to keep to neutral tones so you look high street as opposed to back street

When it comes to choosing a Little Black Dress, the options are endless.

Whether you are after something safe 
or sexy, we profile the perfect LBD dresses that work for bodies like yours.



You are curvy with a defined waistline. Show off your curvy figure by drawing attention to your waist.

Think Dion Lee's Backless dress or the N/Nicholas Ponti Off Shoulder dress, both these styles cinch at the

waistline and highlight your best asset, your curves!


You carry most of your weight on your bottom half, so the most flattering cut is one that draws attention to

your décolleté. The Nicholas Bonded Crepe Front Wrap dress, allows a slight give to bottom heavy figures by

skimming over your bottom half whilst adding shape to the waist area. To create a balanced illusion, you can also

team your LBD with big bold neck pieces to accentuate your upper half.


You carry most of your weight around your middle. Our advice would be to rock a silhouette skimming

style like the Dion Lee Fine Line Cami which will draw attention to your décolleté, while the main body of the

dress skirts over your middle and finishes just below your knee and helps hide the trouble spot.


You have a straight up and down figure. Leave it to your clothes to help bring our some shape. The

Zimmerman Silk V-Tuck long dress is crafted from pure silk and shaped with soft tucks through the waist and

skirt.  A plunging V-neckline and delicate straps will help give you the illusion of a more curvaceous figure

Need some make-up inspiration to complete your look? Here are our picks for trends to try now.



As seen at the Emporio Armani show. This was once the hue to wear in the 90s. You can 

replicate the look with a slick of Tom ford lips & boys lipstick in Xavier


SS16 was having a major bronze moment. Pare down the classic smokey eye with 

this season's natural take. It's the perfect look to match your summer glow. 


The perfect hue to match this season’s colour trends and also looks super chic when worn

with black little black dress. Try OPI Taupe-less Beach, $19.95