Oaks Day


Kennedy Oaks Day, often referred to as Ladies Day, is a cherished tradition within the
Melbourne Cup Carnival, where beauty, style, and grace are celebrated.

While the Melbourne Cup may steal the spotlight, this prestigious event on a Thursday is equally renowned and beckons racegoers
to step into a world of wonder and escape from the mundane workweek.

The VRC Oaks Day is headlined by the thrilling three-year-old fillies competing in the
Group 1 $1 million VRC Oaks (2500m), making it a must-see event for racing enthusiasts.
But beyond the races, Oaks Day is all about fashion and style. In this guide, we'll help you prepare for this remarkable day,
from your outfit to accessories and fascinators.


This year, Oaks Day encourages racegoers to incorporate purple into their outfits to support the Good Friday Appeal, a foundation that provides crucial assistance to sick children and their families.

The traditional moniker "Ladies Day" adds an extra layer of sophistication to the fashion stakes. When selecting your Oaks Day ensemble, think florals, romantic frills, laces, and pastels to emphasize the femininity of the day. Keep it chic, rather than over the top, with dainty headpieces that
exude elegance.

Remember to adhere to the normal racing guidelines: keep midriffs covered, minimize cutouts, and leave the denim at home.

SACHA DRAKE offers a range of Oaks race day ensembles perfect for the occasion. You can view the collection here.

Choosing the Right Fascinator

Headwear and fascinators are essential for any race event, especially on Oaks Day, where a chic and feminine look is paramount.

Instead of a traditional hat, consider headbands, pins, or a whimsical fascinator to enhance your floral and feminine style. Opt for colors that match your outfit, creating a cohesive and chic aesthetic.

Your makeup and hairstyle should complement your headpiece and overall style. Enhance your lips and cheeks with shades of pink to accentuate that feminine flair.

Accessorising with Elegance:

Accessories on Oaks Day should be feminine, pretty, and harmonious with your outfit.

Statement earrings that match the tones in your ensemble can instantly elevate your look and add a touch of glamour. However, when it comes to footwear, practicality is key. The day can be long, so choose comfortable wedges or block heels to ensure you can enjoy the festivities without discomfort. Steer clear of stiletto heels, as they can get stuck in the grass and may not be the best choice for a day at the races.

In conclusion, Kennedy Oaks Day is an opportunity to revel in beauty, style, and grace. Dressing up, raising awareness for a good cause, and enjoying the races make it a standout event in the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Make sure to mark this date on your calendar, gather your friends, and bask in the elegance of this wonderful racing tradition.

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