Race Day Rules - Melbourne Cup

“I know what women want.
They want to be beautiful” - Valentino Garavani


Giddy Up! The key calendar dates in the spring racing carnival are just around the corner, and the Revoir team know that fashion-loving ladies around the country are already considering their outfit options. For those heading trackside, here’s a quick summary of the spring carnival race day fashion rules so your outfit is on point, every time.




Stakes Day

The least formal of all the days on the spring racing calendar, Stakes Day has a family-friendly vibe that allows for more relaxed fashion. You can tone down your headwear to smaller headpiece, and consider unstructured looks or sophisticated separates.

Keep it classy with Scanlan & Theodore 


Scanlan & Theodore Navy Dress


Oaks Day

Traditionally known as ‘Ladies Day’, Oaks Day is your chance to put your super feminine fashion on display. Florals and soft, form-fitting ensembles are always a hit, but also consider pastels, solid colours, and statement headwear.

Show your feminine side in this gorgeous Camilla & Marc print dress


Camilla & Marc Etta blue print dress


Melbourne Cup

The big daddy of the race calendar, Melbourne Cup day is also now just as much about the fashions on the field as it is the racing on the track.  A whole lot of colour is the fashion rule of the day, so get celebratory – but keep it classy. If you want to experiment with statement headwear, this is your day!

Josh Goot’s bold prints make for a great race-day option. 


Josh Goot Digital print


Derby Day

Derby Day bears witness to the most widely adhered-to dress code of all the race days - black and white. Monochrome styling is timelessly chic, but avoid overly busy prints. Clean lines and a great headpiece will ensure your look is bang-on.  

This Willow LBD is a great base for amazing accessories.


Willow Sleeveless black dress