As predicted, the fashion stole the show on Oaks Day. The ladies saved their feminine and prettiest outfits for this day. The necklines were higher, with lace, pastel floral prints and embellishments very popular. There were lots of pencil skirts with a longer hemline and slight splits.
I may have pushed the boundaries with a small cut-out showing in my Manning Cartell outfit. I was aware of the strict ‘no midriff rule’ this year but I thought my outfit was okay because it was closed around the sides and only showed the top part of my stomach (not my lower midriff). Thank god the officials at the gate agreed, I hope you do to.
I do admit, I liked the new rule this year as it meant the outfits were kept super classy each day which is important when you are heading to the track.
I teamed my body-con dress with a white leather crown (fitting for ‘Crown’ Oaks Day) by Viktoria Novak. I wore Viktoria Novak to Oaks Day last year (not sure if you remember, it was the yellow bunny ears) so I loved wearing one of her pieces again.
I am not a ‘pretty’ kind of girl, so sometimes I find this day hard to dress for, so I tried to mix in my own personal style (with the edgy print over floral look) whilst still flowing the dress code on the day.
Hair : Marie Uva from UVA Salon
Makeup: Chantelle Baker
Photography : Liane Hurvitz