Derby Day Fashion Edit 2016

Derby Day is the first of four races that make up the Melbourne Cup Carnival — the culmination and highlight of Spring Racing Carnival, the week where sheer excitement alone is almost enough to sustain the jockeys, trainers, owners, punters, and even the well-dressed crowd.

On this day, the AAMI Derby, a group 1 thoroughbred race, is run at Flemington. At stake is fame, glory, a trophy worth over $10,000 and cash prizes well worth over a million.

Derby Day fashion is one of the most iconic of the season — dress code is traditionally monochromatic black and white, and the operative word of the day is “elegant.” Pull out all the stops, fillies: this isn’t the time to hold back.

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Lover Harmony Pleat Dress

LOVER Harmony Pleat Mini Dress. Click here to rent a dress

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Lady of Leisure Millinery Sanchia Black Twist Crown

Lady of Leisure Millinery Sanchia Black Twist Crown

 

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Elena Ghiselini Clutch

Elena Ghiselini Clutch

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Aldo Silalia Sandal

Aldo Silalia Sandal. Buy it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Alexis Karina Embroidered 3/4-sleeve Dress

Alexis Karina Embroidered 3/4-sleeve Dress click here to rent

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Fillies Collection Sheer Wide Brim Hat

Fillies Collection Sheer Wide Brim Hat

 

 

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Olga Berg Elodie Etched Patent Pod

Olga Berg Elodie Etched Patent Pod. Buy it here

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Nine West Mana Sandala

Nine West Mana Sandal. Buy it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Self Portrait Guipure Dress

Self Portrait Guipure Dress. Click here to rent a dress

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Suzy O'Rourke Fishnet Boater

Suzy O’Rourke Fishnet Boater

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Furla Metropolis Clutch

Furla Metropolis Clutch

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Gianvito Rossi Suede Heels

Gianvito Rossi Suede Heels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Zimmermann Adorn Ruffle Dress

Zimmermann Adorn Ruffle Dress

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Millinery Jill Classic Boater

Millinery Jill Classic Boater

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag

Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Nine West Mana Sandala

Nine West Mana Sandal. Buy it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Scanlan Theodore Crepe Knit Draped Dress

Scanlan Theodore Crepe Knit Draped Dress

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Millinery Jill Trilby Hat

Millinery Jill Trilby Hat

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Yoins Black and White Clutch

Yoins Black and White Clutch

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Scanlan Theodore Front Knot Sandal

Scanlan Theodore Front Knot Sandal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Alice and Olivia Terisa Gathered Waist Dress

Alice and Olivia Terisa Gathered Waist Dress

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Merida Winter Zatanna Headband

Nerida Winter Zatanna Headband

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | GIVENCHY Antigona Clutch

GIVENCHY Antigona Clutch

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Aldo Silalia Sandal

Aldo Silalia Sandal. Buy it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Yeojin Bae Cornelli Dress

Yeojin Bae Cornelli Dress. Click here to rent a dress

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Kerrie Stanley Hat

Kerrie Stanley Hat

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | YSL Metallic Clutch

YSL Metallic Clutch

Derby Day Fashion Edit | What to Wear to the Races | Track Mode | Anine Bing Betty Strappy Heels

Anine Bing Betty Strappy Heels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track Mode is a horse racing and fashion site founded and curated by Nina O’Brien. Find more racing fashion inspiration in our Ultimate Guide to Spring Racing Carnival 2016, or skip straight to What to Wear to the Races. You can also subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter to get exclusive race day fashion edits straight to your inbox, and be friends with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+.