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15 editor-approved places to shop for chic Spring Racing dresses

15 dress-obsessed retailers to shop for your race-day outfit this Spring Racing Carnival season.

We can all relate to that fuzzy feeling we get on the inside at the beginning of spring when the temperature starts to rise a couple of notches. Winter layers are being peeled off, flowers are coming into full bloom and everyone seems a little happier. The best part? Spring Racing Carnival.

It’s one of the biggest (and most stylish) events on the fashion calendar, each year attracting A-listers and thousands of race-day goers to dress their best and inspiring us all to make our way trackside.

From striking monochromatic looks to easy ladylike glam, these are the 15 retailers to pay attention to when shopping for your spring races dresses this season. Whether you prefer frocks and fascinators to soft suiting and hats, you’re bound to find plenty of eye-catchers here.

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the iconic spring racing dresses 2017


Our BFF of fashion, local retailer THE ICONIC are just as dress-obsessed as we are. Find spring races dresses, fascinators and heels for a winning race-day look.

  • Free overnight delivery on orders over $50
  • 30 days of free returns
  • Stocking size 6 to size 16

20% off Spring Racing accessories

Get 20% off Spring Racing accessories with the code at THE ICONIC. Conditions Apply

Ti Amo Dress
Luxul Asymmetric Dress
Octavia Lace Corset Midi Dress

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2. Seed Heritage

Seed Heritage is a store that embodies classic but playful Australian style. The selection of dresses is accessible but still offers pieces with style and flair. For Spring Racing dresses this is one our favourite online destinations. Check out the latest spring styles now.

  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • Post and in store returns accepted
  • Ethically sourced and manufactured.
Asymmetrical Frill Dress
Seed Heritage
Corset Detail Dress
Seed Heritage
Lace Frill Dress
Seed Heritage

ASOS Spring Racing dresses 2017 - edited


ASOS knows how to do spring races right. Think midi dresses and mini dresses, matchy-matchy top and skirt combos and all the things that sparkle.

  • Free delivery on orders over $40
  • Free returns within 28 days
  • Race-day style includes petite, tall and curvy ranges
ASOS Premium Occasion Lace Midi Dress
ASOS Shoulder Pad One Shoulder Midi Dress
ASOS Off Shoulder Dress With Bell Sleeve In Flora...

forever new spring racing dresses 2017

4. Forever New

A brand that is chic and feminine, pretty and powerful, Forever New’s spring racing collection will have you all set for a lucky day at the races. Impeccably dressed, of course.

  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • Returns available within 14 days of delivery
  • Australian label
Renny Embroidered Dress
Forever New
Cassie Cami Flippy Dress
Forever New
Brittney Flutter Sleeve Dress
Forever New

David Jones Spring Racing dress 2017

5. David Jones

Australian favourite David Jones is known for being a go-to destination for spring races dresses each year. You’ll find all the Aussie designers we love; Camilla and Marc, Maurie and Eve and Cameo. To name a few!

  • Local retailer
  • 3 hour delivery available in Sydney
  • Free next-day delivery on orders over $100
BEC & BRIDGE Florence L/S Dress
David Jones
ELLE ZEITOUNE Bustier Sweetheart Classic Dress
David Jones
AUGUSTE Poet Sleeve Mini Wrap Dress
David Jones

prettylittlething spring racing dresses

6. PrettyLittleThing

New kid on the block, Pretty Little Thing is the face of affordable fashion. With hundreds of modern and feminine pieces to choose from, there are plenty of hot-to-trot Spring Racing dresses on this site just waiting to be snapped up.

  • Free delivery for orders over $40
  • Accepts returns
  • Take 20% off your first order
White Polkadot Strappy Ruched Bodycon Dress
White Lace Eyelet Detail Bardot Midi Dress
Thalia Red Crochet Lace Plunge Swing Dress

saba spring racing dresses

7. Saba

Saba is home to fashion for the modern Australian woman. With a focus on sophisticated fabrics and elegant cuts but with a modern and young twist, it's no surprise why Saba is the favourite store of fashionable working women today.

  • Free delivery for orders over $200
  • Click and collect available
  • Returns accepted
Ginny Tiered Sleeve Dress
Verushka Dress
Roxie Lace Dress

city chic spring racing dresses

8. City Chic

City Chic is one of Australia's favourite plus size stores for a reason. Not a store for basics, City Chic creates timeless statement pieces that won't let you fade into the background. With a load of bright prints and lacey dresses in stock right now, City Chic is one of the got-to stores for Spring Racing wear.

  • Free shipping for orders over $150
  • Click to collect option available
  • Accepts in store returns
Sublime Floral Dress
City Chic
Lady Layer Dress
City Chic
Amour Dress
City Chic

bnkr spring racing dresses


Fashion Bunker should certainly be one of the first stops when looking for a Spring Racing dress. The store has a curated selection of young but sophisticated pieces from Australia's hottest fashion labels. If you're looking to make a statement this Spring step inside the fashion world at Fashion Bunker.

  • Free express shipping for orders over $79
  • Get 15% off your first order
  • Accepts returns
C/MEO Collective Influential Long Sleeve Dress
C/MEO Collective Waiting For You Dress
C/MEO Collective Take a Hold Dress

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10. Beginning Boutique

Beginning Boutique is one of the most popular online stores in Australia for a reason. It stocks fashion favourite brands like Windsor Smith, Tommy Hilfiger and One Teaspoon in addition to its own BB exclusive range. If you're on the hunt for a dress for the races, definitely check out the selection at Beginning Boutique.

  • Free shipping on orders over $75
  • Free returns for orders over $75
  • Accepts Afterpay
Jada Formal Dress Emerald
Beginning Boutique
Hilton Maxi Dress Darkest Navy
Beginning Boutique
Lilly Pilly Off Shoulder Dress Wine
Beginning Boutique

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11. Marks & Spencer

Department store, Marks & Spencer has you covered this Spring Racing season. It's selection of dresses includes fun florals, show-stoppers, lacey pieces and age-appropriate options too. So whatever your preference is, you'll be able to find something to suit your taste!

  • Free delivery for orders over $100
  • Large selection of products
  • Returns accepted
Cotton Blend Lace Swing Dress
Marks and Spencer
Linen Blend Pocket Round Neck Tunic Dress
Marks and Spencer
Floral Print Long Sleeve Tunic Midi Dress
Marks and Spencer

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12. Missguided

Missguided is the home of affordable style. Shopping for Spring Racing dresses is easy as when browsing through the selection Missguided has on offer. With straight sizes and plus-size options, there's something to suit everyone!

  • Free shipping for orders over $60
  • Free express shipping for orders over $100
  • Returns accepted

40% off Valentine's Day Sale

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Orange one shoulder frill split midi dress
Blue lace ladder detail midi dress
White floral print scuba dress

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13. Nasty Gal

If you're looking for something a little bit different this year, try Nasty Gal. This store has a massive selection of dresses ranging from sultry-sexy to fun and cutesy. For a Spring Racing dress with that little something extra, head to Nasty Gal to shop now.

  • Express shipping available
  • 28 day returns
  • Daily sales and offers
A Place in the Sun Floral Dress
Nasty Gal
Isobel Crochet Dress
Nasty Gal
Summerlove Sensation Floral Slip Dress
Nasty Gal

boohoo spring racing dresses 2017

14. Boohoo

Boohoo brings us the latest in trends that are affordable and perfect for the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival. Sugar-sweet frocks and man-style suiting mean that the brand has every look sorted.

  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • Stocking size 4 to size 18
  • Returns available within 28 days of receiving order
  • 15% student discount

55% off dresses: Ends tonight

Take 55% off dresses (exc. sale) with the code at Boohoo. Conditions Apply

Hannah Floral Strappy Wrap Midi Dress
Eleanor Floral Strappy Midi Skater Dress
Rella Off The Shoulder Dip Hem Skater Dress

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15. Saks 5th Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue opened their online store in the year 2000 which has become a popular way for shoppers around the world to keep up with fashion trends and order the latest items. has a wide range of elegant dresses, perfect for this year's Spring Racing season.

  • 1000s of items
  • Range of major designers
  • Items to Australia are delivered in a flash and you can prepay duties to ensure there isn’t a delay.
Alexander McQueen Draped Wool Dress
Saks Fifth Avenue
Carolina Herrera Floral V-Neck Gown
Saks Fifth Avenue
Off-The-Shoulder Satin Bow Dress
Saks Fifth Avenue

16. Showpo

Showpo is definitely up there when it comes to shopping for the Races. They have a range of styles to find exactly what you're after!

    • Free express shipping on orders over 50
    • Offers free returns
    • Stocking size 6 to size 18

15% off site-wide

The offer is 15% off all Showpo excluding KyliexQuay collection along with sale items and gift cards.

Day Delight Dress

Not done reading up on Race Day fashion yet? Good, us either.

Here are your next steps for race day cool all season:

Get a great deal this Spring Racing season with one of these coupon codes:

FREE delivery on orders over $60

Receive FREE delivery on orders over $60 at Pretty Little Thing.

Shop the Sportscraft sale

Check out the sale section of Sportscraft for deals and bargains

Shop for women’s online exclusives

Check out Ted Baker’s online exclusives for women

Save 10% on your order

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FREE shipping on orders over $50

Enjoy FREE shipping when you spend $50 or more at THE ICONIC. T&Cs apply.

FREE delivery on orders over $60

Receive FREE delivery on orders over $60 at Pretty Little Thing.

10% off student discount + more perks

Students can get 10% off any purchase and enjoy more perks at ASOS.

30% OFF Boot Collection

Get 30% off on boot collection by winter at City Chic.

You might also like: How to shop THE ICONIC shoes section like a pro

Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and a Contributing Fashion Editor at She's an online shopping enthusiast ready to show you what to buy and how to wear it, the best sales around town and insider tips to make note of.

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    TashApril 23, 2016

    Where in Melbourne can we get winter races dresses size from 6-14?
    Happy to pay around $500….
    Thank you

    • Staff
      MiaApril 27, 2016Staff

      Hi Tash,

      I believe your best bets are:

      Green With Envy

      All those stores have a number of longer sleeved dresses appropriate for the races all within your price range.

      I hope this helps.

      Thanks for your comment.

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