At the Spring or Winter horse Racing events, a hat or headpiece is an important addition to complete your racewear.
For autumn/winter racing felt hats are more traditional. Silks and wool fabrics are also popular with smaller perchers, brims or pillboxes favoured.
Spring racing allows for imagination, colour and some fun, with hats made of straw, sinamay, laces and even feathers. Match your headwear with a stunning Spring dress, in laces, silks and chiffons. Colour is often the focus with bright and vibrant colours.
The Saturday “Derby Day” in Melbourne Spring Racing is traditionally Black and White, with a touch of red allowed.
The first Tuesday in November is “Cup Day” in Melbourne Spring Racing is time for crazy vibrant colours, in hats and dresses.
The Thursday is dedicated to “Ladies Day” in Melbourne Spring Racing is time for elegant laces and florals, delicate and feminine.
On the Saturday, its Stakes Family Day, relaxed and casual.