We bring you the know-how to an event that's more about the spring fashion, the spring trends and the definition of culture than the horses.
While the weather takes a turn for the better and the sun keeps our champagne warm, there is no need for hems to be above the knee. The races are one of the only occasions where longer fashion styles are not only acceptable but compulsory. Team with a classically chic neckline, a clinched waist and a great collar to take the look from dated to contemporary.
Spring is all about an escape from the black and blue of winter. Tone appropriate pastels and rainbow brights are perfect for daywear when kept to a complimentary palette. Team accessories with headwear and tone down with white and nude basics. Remember there is no place in the fashion industry for neons trackside, we don't want to spook the horses.
When it comes to headwear, fashion and style are your friend. It's a touch call between a feather, a stick or two, felt, wool or tulle. If you keep mediums to a minimum, colour to a maximum and height practically head-turning, there is no going wrong.
The racing carnival blurs the lines between the definition of fashion trends and style but brings out the best of the industry's most exuberant. If the heels sink in the grass, the hat flops and canapés end up on the dress, fear not, for there is most likely somebody somewhere with a miss-matched hat. Have fun!