What to wear to the races

Trackside accessory trends to try

Spring is officially in full swing thanks to the (fast-approaching) arrival of the spring racing season in Melbourne, Australia.

Follow the dress codes for Melbourne Cup, Derby Day or Oaks (Ladies) Day with a new spring racing collection.

Mimco - Race Collection

Looking for a fresh spring carnival palette? Be seen in shades of pink, red, green and blue, mixing and matching them with your shoes, bag, headpiece and jewellery. Choose from statement clutches, glittering pumps (or party-ready block heels) and subtle (but sparkling) tiaras and crowns—all in bright pop colours or prints.

Mimco Race Collection
Mimco Race Collection

When it comes to dressing up in accessories for the spring racing season, we like to start at the very top!

From modern oversized sun hats (with exaggerated ribbons) to classic fascinators or pillbox hats and, of course, embellished headbands and hair clips—headpieces for the races...it’s tradition. And matching a set of statement earrings to your headwear for the races is still the trend du jour.

Top off the top of your look with sunglasses (and sunglass chains).

Mimco Race Collection
Mimco Race Collection

Next up, a special occasion clutch that doubles as a crossbody bag—hello hands-free accessory!

As for your feet, block heels are an effortless option—and we have the most fun creating them. Printed bows, perspex heels, frayed details and platform wedges are our favourite spring details this season.

Finish off a look with a scattering of fine rings or necklaces or one bold statement-making piece.

Mimco - Race Collection

Key Race Day Calendar

Saturday 19th October – Caulfield Cup

Saturday 26th October – Cox Plate

Saturday 2nd November – Derby Day

Tuesday 5 November – Melbourne Cup

Thursday 7 November – Oaks Day

Saturday 9 November – Stakes Day

Spring Racing Carnival Delivery Cut-off Dates

Ensure your standard order delivery arrives in time for your favourite race day.

Order by:

Monday 14 October for Caulfield Cup

Monday 21 October for Cox Plate

Monday 28 October for Derby Day

Monday 28 October for Melbourne Cup

Monday 28 October for Oakes Day

Thursday 31 October for Stakes Day