The Floriographer’s guide to Spring Racing Part 1 – Caulfield Cup

It’s official! Spring is here and any Melbourne girl worth her wardrobe knows that this means the Spring Racing Carnival is just around the corner.

If you’re planning a day at the races you’ll enjoy this quintessential 6 part series covering the dress code and official flower for each of the main racedays – as well as a few wardrobe suggestions to inspire you.

Let’s begin with Caulfield Cup Day, Saturday 18 October 2014.

Caulfield Cup Official Flower White Rose

Official Flower: White Rose

Traditionally men will wear the official flower of the day on their lapel but why should they have all the flower fun? A fresh floral fascinator featuring the official flower can really set off your ensemble and better yet – it will handle a light shower much better than a feathered or fabric creation.

All racedays deserve a certain level of consideration when planning your outfit – think ladylike and polished and you can’t go wrong!

Some other tips:

– keep your hemline no higher than just above the knee

– save skimpy dresses for the nightclubs

– wear shoes that will be comfortable all day – walking around barefoot with your heels slung over one shoulder is not a good look!

Follow my Caulfield Cup Style Pinterest board for more raceday inspiration, or contact me to arrange your personal consultation for your own Blooming Couture.

Thanks for joining me and stay tuned for Cox Plate Day in Part 2 next week.