Well, it is that crucial time when all of Melbourne are scrambling to secure their Spring Racing outfits, frantically searching, finishing and polishing off their looks. For me, I only have one more look to secure and then it is finishing off each look with the shoes and jewellery. I am not a big fan of over accessorising racing fashion as I think the dress, the millinery and the makeup an hair should speak loud enough for your look and I prefer to look a little underdone than over done as it makes me feel more comfortable.

I teamed up with Anthea Crawford two show you how to wear two of my favourite dresses from their Spring Racing collection for this year.

The stand-out flouro floral dress caught my eye immediately and I knew I had to feature this baby. It is lace, floral and pretty, which means it was definitely made for Oaks Day. This dress is a great example of letting the dress be the hero and just compliment the dress with minimal accessories, and selecting one colour from the dress to include in the millinery, bag or shoes. I tried on some nude heels with this dress but when I put the white heels on (as white is also seen throughout the dress) it really finished this look off and tied it all together. The thick fabrication meant I didn’t need to fuss with my intimates underneath which is always a bonus too!

The blue dress I love because it is a nice and subtle way to incorporate colour if you are someone who doesn’t want to wear anything bright. By styling back with black accessories you will feel confident, in your comfort zone and of course look uber classic. I love the shoulder detail as this will be the number one trend this season and the pretty bow makes it extra cute! This look is great for Cup Day and Oaks Day.

Here are my last minute tips on finding your dress:

  • Remember to always select a dress that suits you, your colouring, your silhouette and style, this will keep you feeling confident all day.
  • If you have a bold and colourful dress like the floral one above, keep all other accessories minimal.
  • To elongate your legs, nude, tan or blush heels work a treat.
  • A dress to the knee or below is very elegant, just make sure it has a split so you feel comfortable walking and sitting in it.