This year’s Spring Racing Carnival is all about small decorated headbands and flighty cocktail hats rather than oversized fascinators and hats.
With celebrities such as Megan Gale and Miranda Kerr sporting the less-is-more look at Emirates Doncaster Day, it seems pillbox style hats with netting are going to be one of the biggest fashion trends at Melbourne this Spring.
More structural and abstract shapes are definitely in and feathers and flowers have been replaced with bows, brooches and gemstones.
For those women on a budget, headbands are making a big comeback this season with lace and sequins jazzing up the simplistic yet stylish look.
Although many Fashions On The Field contestants can be seen wearing quite extravagant fascinators and hats, it seems that wide brimmed hats are now being replaced by small sculptured straw headpieces tilted over one eye.
In terms of colour choice, this season it’s all about the bright pinks and blues or the elegant nude and cream colour.
So whether you want to turn up in a matching ensemble or splash a few colours together, remember to keep it co-ordinated and suitable for during the daytime.