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Get Race Day Ready With Style Theory

Let’s face it, the best part of the Spring Racing Carnival is dressing up. This year the Spring Racing Carnival is going to look a little different. The iconic Myer Fashions on the Field competition is going digital with contestants across Australia invited to compete in the first Myer Fashions on the Field virtually from their front lawn. Join in the fun and hire your Spring Racing outfits from Style Theory, the best dress hire Melbourne has. From Derby Day, Melbourne Cup, to Oaks and Stakes day we have you covered for whatever your Spring Racing plans are this season. 


Derby Day 
Known as the chicest day of the Spring Racing Carnival, Derby Day kicks-off the Melbourne Cup Carnival in style. The dress code? Strictly monochrome with the choice of either wearing a black-and-white mix or a one-tone outfit. Headpieces are required for this day. Keep your headpieces and accessories traditional. Think wide-brimmed hats or a classic style headband. Here are our favourite Derby Day dresses available to hire. 

The Quinn Dress from Misha Collection is crafted from a soft bonded crepe which features a halter neck, body con fit, leg split and statement stitching design. Available in black and ivory. 

Style this with The Isolla Panama Boater hat. A classic style, perfect for the Derby. The Isolla panama boater hat is woven by hand in toquilla straw and hand dyed in black, finished with a brass tube and suede leather ties with brass ends.

Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is the day that requires all-out glamour. This is the day to embrace head-to-toe colour. When deciding what to wear, think bright, bold, statement colours with a defined silhouette. The ‘80s trend of statement sleeves and colourful prints will be the style of the season. For accessories follow the colour theme or introduce some embellishments to your accessories. You can’t go wrong with this Rebecca Vallance dresses available from Style Theory.

The Garda Long Sleeve Mini Dress with a bright abstract floral print features a high neckline with frill detail, long sleeves with frill cuff, draped skirt with frill hem and side button fastening. Style with Christie Nicolaides Adara Earring or, for more of a statement piece hire the Syntanna Crown from Ashlee Lauren.

Oaks Day
Traditionally known as “ladies day” this day is all about looking and feeling feminine. This is the day to show off your personal style and individuality. Oaks day typically attracts the floaty, floral and feminine looks. Think all things whimsical such as ruffles, floaty fabrics and extravagant headpieces. Hire the Zimmermann Bellitude Floral dress for this Oaks Day.

Crafted from linen this maxi dress features a floral placement print framing the dress. Style this with some heeled sandals and the Aqua Aida Crown from Ashlee Lauren. 

Emirates Stakes Day 
Traditionally known as “family day” this is the most casual day of the Spring Racing Calendar. Don’t look for something that feels too serious today.

Choose an outfit to have fun in that you relaxed in. We recommend one of our dresses from Talulah for an elegant outfit without the effort and fuss.

However you choose to spend the Spring Racing Carnival this year, let us help you celebrate in style.