Oaks Day fashion is all about flying your feminine flag: romantic silhouettes, sweet florals, and lace, lace, and more lace! It’s also known as Ladies’ Day, when even the gentlemen make a point of adding feminine touches to their apparel, whether it’s a floral print tie or a purple pocket square. Milliners are given special recognition on this day, and it also marks the culmination of MYER’s Fashions on the Field Competition.
The racing highlight of the day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks, run by three-year-old fillies over 2,500 metres at the Flemington Racecourse. Total prize money is $1,000,000.
Here are my top picks for my Oaks Day Fashion Edit for 2016:
Track Mode is a horse racing and fashion site founded and curated by Nina O’Brien. Find more Oaks Day fashion inspiration in our Ultimate Guide to Spring Racing Carnival 2016, or skip straight to What to Wear to the Races. Find more lace and floral dresses here, and more millinery inspiration here.
Oaks Day holds special significance for racing royalty Ann Peacock — read about it here.