The Spring Racing Carnival is all about the fashion and sans millinery, these trackside trends can easily translate to an eye catching bridesmaid look.
Feminine patterns were a popular choice for women looking to make a statement during this year’s carnival.
In a yellow and pink floral number, Holly Stearnes took out best dressed in the Myers Fashions on the Field at the Melbourne Cup.
From Sam Frost’s detailed black and white Derby Day ensemble to Nadia Bartel’s pop of red, print dresses are ideal for the bold bridal party.
Long sleeves were a standout trend during the overcast 2017 Spring Racing Carnival.
Paris Jackson oozed bohemian style in a textured coral dress while Samantha Harris’s sophisticated outfit flowed with feminine flare.
Not only a classy choice for bridesmaid attire, long sleeves are also perfect for a wedding hosted on the cusp of winter.
A vision in white
White has always been a go to for Derby Day but has also quickly evolved into a top choice for bridesmaid dresses.
This shade is perfect for lady-like designs with delicate details like the dresses worn by Elyse Knowles and Rachael Finch during the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival.
White may be simple, but it epitomises elegance.
A splash of colour
Bright colours are always encouraged at the Melbourne Cup and this year was no exception.
Block colour designs took center stage with vibrant citrus hues of orange and yellow worn by Anna Heinrich and Elyse Knowles while others turned heads in dynamic red and electric blue.
Why not consider these bold colours for your bridal party?
Wear the pants
A modern twist on race wear, the pant suit is a practical choice for a day at the races that can be easily transformed into an edgy bridesmaid look.
While Natalie Barr, Jessica Gomes and Kate Waterhouse all went for a structured white ensemble, the options are endless when it comes comes to pant suits.