5 Minutes With Sacha Drake

Fondly nicknamed “Australia’s Frock Queen,” Sacha Drake is known for dresses that fit well and flatter women’s bodies. And yes, that includes everything from petite to voluptuous! 

Here are Sacha Drake’s tips and top choices for Spring Racing Carnival 2016. Enjoy!

5 Minutes With Sacha Drake | Track Mode | races dresses | Spring Racing Carnival 2016

Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, The One That I Want, Love Me Do. Images supplied by Sacha Drake

What’s it like to be called “Australia’s Frock Queen?”

I wouldn’t call myself ‘Australia’s Frock Queen’ but that’s very flattering! It is a compliment to me that women feel they can find a fabulous Sacha Drake dress to let their confidence shine no matter what body shape they are.

How did “Sacha Drake,” the brand, start?

The notion behind the Sacha Drake brand started from my desire to find the perfect dress to flatter me and my shape. As a statuesque size 14, I was never able to quite find what I was looking for and felt that in the market something was missing – surely I wasn’t the only one searching! So I started out designing party dresses for women with curves, so that they too, could be flattered and look and feel their very best.

5 Minutes With Sacha Drake | Track Mode | races dresses | Spring Racing Carnival 2016

Groove Is In The Heart Shift. Image supplied by Sacha Drake

What are the trends for racing fashion this season?

Opulent jacquards, feminine florals and lace, graphic prints, crisp cottons and structured silhouettes

What are your top 5 picks from your line this season?

Cheerleader Dress, Love Me Do Dress, Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Dress, Groove Is In The Heart Shift, The One That I Want Dress

5 Minutes With Sacha Drake | Track Mode | races dresses | Spring Racing Carnival 2016

Cheerleader Dress. Image supplied by Sacha Drake

Who is your favourite milliner?

Meredith McMaster – Brisbane based designer who we stock in our Paddington Boutique. Amazing pieces that are true artistry!

What is an ideal race day outfit for yourself?

Cheerleader Dress, Shoes of Prey heels and Chelsea De Luca jewels.

Where will you be spotted this racing season?

Getting frocked up and celebrating the Melbourne Cup with my amazing team.

What are your style tips for fillies this racing season? How does one go about putting together the perfect racing ensemble?

It’s all about feeling confident in what you’re wearing. For me, that starts with a great dress that fits well and flatters your shape in a vibrant colour or print. Then create your own unique look by pairing a custom millinery piece to really stand out from the crowd – I love Meredith McMaster! To finish the look, be sure to slip on stylish yet comfortable race-friendly shoes – wedges are great for keeping up the style stakes for a day on the turf!

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+.

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