Top 3 Hat Trends To Turn Heads on Race Day - InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Top 3 Hat Trends To Turn Heads on Race Day


The Spring Racing Carnival is quickly approaching which means that it’s time to start finding the perfect dress and eye catching headwear.

Whilst the uninitiated may be under the impression that the Spring Racing Carnival is all about horse racing, seasoned race goers will know that what you wear and where you sit are just, if not more important. than what’s happening on track.

Doesn’t matter what you call them – hats, fascinators, headpieces, hatinators; your race day outfit starts from the top. Are you still putting together the perfect outfit? According to milliner Louise Macdonald the 2016/2017 millinery trends are:

  • Brims – this year’s statement piece it is all about brims whether it is a hat or a head piece. Create a dramatic silhouette with your eyes coquettishly obscured by your featured brim and a bright red lip popping out underneath. Louise’s advice – the taller you are, the wider the brim you can wear.
  • Halos and headbands – for something simpler or for the hat beginner try an easy-to-wear headband featuring textured fabrics from delicate laces, perspex, supple leathers, innovative waterproof paper, crinoline and braid.
  • Turbans – for something different a sleek turban is hot this season. Pair with bold accessories to perfect the look.

When choosing your colour palette, this season it is all about subdued pastels from shades of blue, pale, pink lilac, soft grey and silver. White and ivory continue to be popular classic choices whilst orange is the pop colour of the season in shades of tangerine, papaya and pumpkin.

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