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Winter is finally behind us. Daylight savings has been welcomed back into our lives and the sun is shining …well sometimes. Like most  Victorians, you’ll be  looking forward to another public holiday The 2016 Melbourne Cup and wondering what to wear the spring racing carnival.

Melbourne’s boutique Fashion brand  will be taking part in the prestigious Myer Fashions On The Field Designer awards… for the 6th year in a row! Designers advice is simple, “Choose a style that suits you.”

Melbourne insider fashion tip

Leiela’s entry to this year’s MFOTF Designer Award, will be worn by the stunning (model/actor/superstar) Cindy Carino. Keep your eyes on the runway for this gorgeous Mediterranean landscape inspired gown!

What to wear to the Melbourne Spring Racing Cup

The spring racing season is all about embracing pastels & vivid tones. Oh! And of course, a headpiece is a must (for all you newbies)!  While there are still some *rules* around what you *should* wear, dress length for one. Society is gradually beginning to relax a little giving you, even more, options for this year’s race.

 Here are some quick ideas to get you started.

  • Pastel tones and breezy
  • Touch of yellow
  • Light, bright and fun colours
  • Lace dresses
  • Simple stilettos
  • Block heels
  • Headpiece must match your outfit
  • Fishnet ­detail headpiece
  • Floral crown

The Party Dress

If you are looking for ideas to make a statement. This ‘one of a kind’ mini shift (yep. there’s only one!) is an affordable hand option made from a uniquely embellished sequin mesh. What does that mean I hear you ask?

Sequin mesh is versatile. This means you can not only wear it to the races, it’s perfect for dancing the night away at the after-party too! If this sounds like you… get in quick for express free shipping!

The Gown

If you are lucky enough to hit up the marquees. You may want something a little more formal. Something like Leiela’s Yasmin slip gown will tick all of the Melbourne Cup race day boxes.

Pastel Colour. Check. Touch of yellow. Check Light & breezy. Check.
One of a kind. Check! Express Free shipping? Check.

Stay Tuned…

In the lead up to the big race, we chat to MFOTF 2016 Ambassador Stephanie Smith, about spring racing carnival trends & her experience as the Ambassador!