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

12 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 12 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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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
  • 100 days of free returns
  • Stocking size 6 to size 16
Stay Forever Maxi Dress
Lace Scallop Midi Dress
Element Dress

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2. 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
Petite Caroline One Shoulder Strap Midi Dress
Becky Off Shoulder Midi Bodycon Dress
Amy Slinky Oversized Off the Shoulder Midi Dress

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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
Self Portrait Strappy Maxi Dress In Blue
Premium Off The Shoulder Bardot Midi Prom Dress I...
ASOS SALON High Apex Premium Bonded Scuba Midi Pr...

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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
Freya Hi Lo Mesh Dress
Forever New
Rosa Split Front Pencil Dress
Forever New
Sarah Strap Detail Cami Dress
Forever New

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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
Shakuhachi Ready or Knot Bandeau Midi Dress
David Jones
Bec & Bridge Tuberose Cross Over Dress
David Jones
Shona Joy Leticia Lace Up Cowl Maxi Dress
David Jones

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6. Ted Baker

British brand Ted Baker is synonymous with feminine, classic style. Fancy frocks and pretty purses are the signature pieces to look out for.

  • Delivers within 1-3 business days, $30
  • Returns accepted within 28 days
  • In-store returns accepted
NUHAD Bow dress
Ted Baker
RIVANA Hanging Gardens skater dress
Ted Baker
ANDICE Buckle straps bodycon dress
Ted Baker

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7. Pretty Little Thing

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
Meryl Black Bandage Strap Detail Bodycon Dress
Tamzin Lilac Cut Out Baroque Prom Dress
Clara Rose Double Cross Back Midi Dress

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8. 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
Jemma Drape Dress
Lily Off Shoulder Dress
Avery Lace Dress

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9. 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
Minty May Dress
City Chic
Posey Floral Dress
City Chic
Laser Lady Dress
City Chic

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10. BNKR

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
Lighthouse Knit Dress
Escape Mini Dress
Rip Tide Dress

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11. Oxford

Bridging the gap between designer brands and the middle market, Oxford creates tailored and contemporary style for men and women. If you're looking for a classic and sophisticated dress for the races this year, you can trust that Oxford will have something for you.

  • Free shipping on orders over $100
  • Returns accepted online or in store
  • Members club
Peta Printed Dress Ivory/Grey X
Lola Stretch Silk INSRT Dress BLK X
Jessa Knot Waist Dress Ivory X

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12. Amaroso Boutique

For youthful fashion that doesn't take itself too seriously head to Amaroso Boutique. This season Amaroso Boutique is filled with romantic styles in on-trend marshmallow pink, blush and monochrome. If you're looking for the perfect fun and young dress for the races look no further.

  • Express shipping for just $4.95
  • Get $10 off when you sign up to the newsletter
  • Returns accepted.
Sound The Alarm Dress
Amaroso Boutique
The Capped Dress
Amaroso Boutique
Classic Lavender Wrap Dress
Amaroso Boutique

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:

15% off for students

Students can save 15% off all full-priced items every day. Must be registered with UNiDAYS to be eligible.

Free Shipping on all orders over $50

Receive free shipping on all orders over $50 at Pretty Little Thing.

Show code & visit siteFR****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

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 15% off your first order

New customers can take 15% off the value if their first order with this code.

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After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Save 10% on your order

Sign up to the Amaroso Boutique newsletter to receive 10% off.

Free Overnight Shipping over AUD $50

Get free shipping when you spend over $50 at The Iconic.

Up to 50% off in the sale

Save up to 50% off in the sale section at THE ICONIC. Stock is limited.

Free Shipping on all orders over $50

Receive free shipping on all orders over $50 at Pretty Little Thing.

Show code & visit siteFR****

After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off with the fInal clearance at ASOS

10% off student discount

Students can get 10% off any purchase at ASOS.

Free shipping to Australia

Get free shipping on orders over $40 to Australia at ASOS.

Up to 75% off clearance items

Shop Boohoo's clearance section and save up to 75% on the regular price.

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

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      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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