Fashion At The Races

Jul 16, 2015 1:07:31 PM
At this time of year, we love helping our customers choose their winning race dresses, and we’ve blogged about our ideas for hodressau before. But before you turn up at Flemington, it’s a good idea to look at some of the basic rules on how to dress appropriately. For general admission, there is no formal dress code, but race goers are certainly encouraged to dress for a smart occasion. If you’re lucky enough to be going to thered bridesmaid dresses’ area, then you really must abide by the Victoria Racing Club’s dress regulations.

We can’t imagine any of our incredibly chic customers at Swish Clothing turning up at the carnival in unacceptable apparel such as joggers, tracksuits or ripped clothing, but you should be aware that bare midriffs, thongs and leggings are definitely a no-no, as well. You can peruse the full list of regulations on the semi formal dresses.

No matter which area you end up in, remember you’ll be on your feet most of the day, so choose your shoes for comfort as well as style. The Melbourne weather at this time of the year is usually pleasant, but if you’re smart, you’ll pack an umbrella just in case, and we know you’d never forget your sunscreen.
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Race dresses are a huge part of what we do at Swish, and that’s why we love this season so much. We’ve blogged before about getting your perfect rosy glow with backless formal dresses on hodressau.We’re also really excited about Melbourne Cup Day dresses this year, and if you take a look at our fabulous range of party dresses, you’re bound to find something to suit your shape and personal taste. From funky floral numbers to classic black lace and simple white gowns, shopping at Swish Clothing will put you ahead of the pack at the 2014 racing carnival.

Whether it’s back and white for maternity cocktail dresses, pink for Oaks Day or your personal best for the Melbourne Cup, you can find perfect dresses for the races at Swish.


Avoid wearing denim, tennis shoes, and cotton tees. Instead, opt for garden wedding dresses, dress pants, or a skirt. Pair with a patent leather flat, or one with nice embellishments such as a bow, buckle, or a print.


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