The third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival is Oaks Day, traditionally known as ‘Ladies Day’. A highlight of the day is also the stunning millinery parades. It’s an occasion for ladies to show off their feminine flair, flounce and finery. Pale pinks, dashes of hot pinks mixed with whites/creams are dreamy. Oaks Day millinery is pretty with a twist!
Christine Waring, one of Australia’s finest and most talented milliners, will share some of her Spring Carnival fashion tips below as well as some of your hat designs. A professionally trained model milliner, Christine Waring has been a member of the Australian Millinery Association since 2001 and has been creating original designs for almost 20 years.
Below are some Fashion tips from Christine as well as some of her original Spring Carnival hat designs:
1. The look is ladylike elegance
2. Pretty hat/headpiece in tonal shades of your outfit, or pick a contrasting colour, with shoes to match the hat/headpiece
3. Clutch in tonal shades to match your outfit
Candy Petals Petit Beret by Christine Waring
Oaks Day – Spring Racing Fashion – Pipa in Pink by Christine Waring
Summer Pink Ruffle Pillbox by Christine Waring
Bright Glossy Petals Petit Beret by Christine Waring