The Spring Racing Carnival is one of the most glamorous events of the fashion calendar.

It’s all about elegant silhouettes, glowing skin, flawless makeup and salon-style hair.

If you’re aiming to be a serious contender in the style-stakes during the Carnival, adhering to the various dress codes is a must.

AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 3 November 2018

Dress Code: Black and White

Derby Day is the known as the ‘purists’ day. The tradition of black and white should be observed in either a one-colour palette or a combination of both. Contrast monochromatic looks with a bold pink or red lip.

Jacqui E ‘Elora’ shift dress $169.95 and Hatinator $69.95; Nine West ‘Masterone’ pump $149.95; Gregory Ladner ‘Daphnelace’ clutch $62.95; Amelie tear drop earrings $29.95; all David Jones.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 6 November 2018

Dress Code: Bright, Bold and Colourful!

Express yourself with colour on Melbourne Cup. Colour blocking, jewel tones, bold prints and artful embellishments will amplify the fashion stakes on the day that stops the nation.

Portmans daffodil tie front dress $119.95; Nine West ‘Pruce’ heel $149.95; Morgan & Taylor ‘PU Orchid Like Flowers’ headband $119.95; Tony Bianco ‘Joilette’ pouch $59.95, David Jones.

Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 8 November 2018

Dress Code: Feminine, Elegant, Classy

Also known as Ladies Day, Oaks Day is the pinnacle of fashion and style for the Carnival.  It’s the ultimate opportunity to channel your most feminine and ladylike self.

City Chic ‘Lace Whisper’ dress $169.95; Gregory Ladner classic hat $179.95, Myer; Mimco ‘Run-a-Round’ stud $59.95; Nine West ‘Nautical’ sandal $149.95.

Seppelt Wines Stakes Day, Saturday 10 November 2018

Dress Code: Relaxed, Easy Elegance

Also know as Family Day, Stakes Day style is a little more relaxed yet remaining polished and chic. Boho styles and jumpsuits are perfectly suited to the easy elegance of Stakes Day.

Piper jumpsuit $139.95 and fedora with trim $49.95, MyerAdorne fan fringe earrings $29.95 and Rattan bag $129.00; Portmans ‘The Delilah’ wedge $79.95.

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