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A monochrome affair, Derby Day is one of the stand-out events on Melbourne’s racing calendar and is considered the most glamourous of the spring racing dress codes. While it is not an official rule, the black and white tradition dates back to the 1960’s and is strongly encouraged by the Victorian Racing Club.
Respecting traditions does not mean you cannot modernise Derby Day. Race-day goers can be seen in either tone, but do not mistake the lack of colour for lacklustre styling as Derby Day is no time to be a shrinking violet.
To stand out from the crowd, opt for a full look in either black or white, adding a small pop of the other shade. Draw inspiration from our Derby Day look that pairs an elegant skirt from Review and Sandro blouse with a statement black belt.
Doing something unexpected with your accessories is the perfect conversation starter. Go for something unique and breathtaking, like the Wendy Scully Millinery headpiece featured in our shoot before finishing your look with bold make-up, such as a bright red lip or striking eye shadow.
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