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The Melbourne Cup is the Spring Racing Carnival date to be daring with your fashion choices. Think outside the square for Melbourne Cup Day by clashing prints, or adding splashes of colour with striking millinery, bags and shoes. Venus & Mars has all the latest trends in race dresses, headwear, shoes and accessories. With over 80 Labels including Bec & Bridge, Ginger & Smart, Manning Cartell, Blessed are the Meek; we have a winning Melbourne Cup outfit perfect for your individual style.

Colourful Melbourne Cup Fashion
If you want to stand out from the crowd on Cup Day, colour is the perfect way to do it. Leave the black ensemble for Derby Day and dazzle in sophisticated jewel tones of navy or oxblood, or a bold coloured print that is sure to turn heads. Remember when embracing bright colours for Cup Day fashion, always choose colours that work well with your skin tone. Colour blocking is still a hot carnival fashion trend, so don’t be afraid to wear colour top to toe. To avoid looking overdone with such a colourful outfit, keep your makeup neutral and subtle.

That 70s Trend
This year some of our favourite prints are 70s floral prints and Japanese inspired prints and styles that are rich in both texture and colour. Embrace the 70s the wide-leg trouser trend; choose from flared jackets and pants in crisp white for a chic look. Be fashion forward and follow runway trends but still apply race day elegance - skirt lengths should be at the knee. If you’re in need of some last minute fashion inspiration, contact the Venus & Mars team who will personally assist your styling concept before you purchase your race day dresses or accessories.

Embellished Racing Headwear
Simple, stylish headbands, delicately embellished veils and jewel encrusted crowns are big trends this year. If you’d rather a fascinator to complete your look, opt for smaller fascinators in elegant metallics. If you’re not sure what race day fascinators suit you or your outfit, contact the Venus & Mars team who are ready to personally assist you. In-house fashion expertise from a boutique outlet is only an email away!