Racing fashion trends for winter 2017


There is a buzz surrounding this year’s outfits and millinery, and the Carlton Draught 2017 Coffs Harbour Gold Cup is the perfect opportunity to showcase winter racing fashion and trends.

The top 7 racewear trends of 2017:

1. Lace, pleats & ruffles

Get caught up in the feminine and detailed designs. Choose one and go for it.

2. Colour trends

Several colours are trending this season such as red hues and pinks. Also soft blues and navy blue are also key players in race wear fashions.

3. Prints

Foliage prints and florals are making a comeback. Pair with a waist belt and pastel makeup.

4. Silhouettes & shapes

From midi length pencil dresses to fishtails, full skirts and A-line dresses, feminine lines supporting natural figures are a hit this season.

5. Statement earrings

A bold pair of earrings will complete your look.

6. Detailing on the shoulder or sleeve

Sleeves are great to play around with different shapes like a full sleeve, draped sleeve, ruffles, bell sleeves and more.

7. Clear heels

Your shoes help pull your outfit together. Try these clear heel styles for a modern twist.


Key tips:

  • Consider all pieces of your outfit as a whole when building your outfitYour fascinator, dress, shoes and accessories should be working together to complete your look.
  • Don’t wear all the fashion trends at onceA lace pencil skirt paired with a velvet ruffle top will be too overpowering. Choose one or two trends and go from there.
  • Factor in the weather on the race dayIf it is windy, stay clear of short flowing dresses. Likewise, bring a wrap if it is cooler weather.
  • You don’t need to spend a fortune to look fabulous and raceday-readyScan racewear blogs, Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration.


See more outfit ideas and clothing options here or visit Park Beach Plaza, our clothing fashion sponsor.