The Spring Racing Carnival is the perfect opportunity to create a sartorial spectacle. A chance to whip out your best suit, polish your dress shoes, adorn your favourite accessories and take a punt on a horse or better yet fill your boots with champagne at the bar.

From Derby Day to the infamous Melbourne Cup George & King have got your race day looks covered when it comes to dressing for the Spring Racing Carnival 2017.




Each race day is different and has a different flower type and dress code.

Depending on which section you are in means you may have to follow a stricter dress code. For those in the VIP or members enclosure ensure you are wearing socks and definitely no shorts allowed.

  • Melbourne Cup Carnival White Freesia
  • Caulfield Guineas Day Lavender
  • Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire Race Day Dutch Blue Iris
  • BMW Caulfield Cup White Rose
  • Cox Plate Day Cecil Brunner Rose
  • AAMI Victoria Derby Day Cornflower
  • Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Yellow Rose
  • Crown Oaks Day Pink Rose
  • Emirates Stakes Day Red Rose









The races are a perfect excuse to don your most dapper suit, one you wouldn’t wear to the office.


Derby Day > The rule is keep it monochromatic. But that doesn’t have to be dull.

Look #1 - Play with textures, a woven wool grey double breasted, with a contrast colour pant.

Look #2 -  A cream linen blend sports jackets paired with a silk shirt and worsted wool trousers in black.

Grey suiting has become widely favoured amongst men at Derby Day. Always remember a crisp white dress shirts is a necessity in any mans’ wardrobe. If you choose to wear a black suit add some playful cufflinks to lend character to your look. Bolder prints will also allow you to stand out in a sea of monochrome looks.


Melbourne Cup > This is the day to go all out! The Melbourne Cup calls for Sartorial bravery. Ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Look #1 - A maroon double breasted with a wide peak lapel paired with a cerise pant– Wear your QLD colour with pride.

Look #2 - Green is also on trend this season, either a forest green two piece or a grass green three piece if you are looking for something adventurous.

Match both with peach accessories and a navy shoe. Remember also, socks are the new tie!


Oaks Day > Traditionally the more romantic race day.

Look #1 - Pair your pastel shirts with your suit and accessorise with floral patterns.

Look #2 - Pink suits do tend to be the rage for this day, however not compulsory.

Modernise your outfit with small touches such as a pink rose lapel pin or blush socks.



For style tips or to be styled personally for your trip to the races, contact

Images courtesy of Melbourne My Style

Headwear by @theeternalheadonist
Luxury designer bags by @theluxecollectionbyl
Suits by @georgeandking
Melissa & Ashleigh styled by @littleblackbird.berwick
Shoes by @baredfootwearmens
Photography by @justpose_photogapher