33 editor-approved chic Spring Racing dresses 2023
12 dress-obsessed retailers to shop for your race-day outfit this Spring Racing Carnival season.
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When it comes to finding those perfect spring racing dresses, we've got you covered.
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.
Image Source: David Jones website
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 like Camilla and Marc, Manning Cartell and KitX to name just a few!
- Local retailer
- 3 hour delivery available in Sydney
- Free standard delivery on orders over $100
Faithfull The Brand - Taormina Midi Dress ($69)
Bec + Bridge - V Maxi Dress ($390)
Adrift - Flemington Waist-tie Dress ($159)
Image: Instagram user theiconicau
Our BFF of fashion, local retailer THE ICONIC are just as dress-obsessed as we are. At this store you'll find both affordable and designer options plus a stack of matching shoes and fascinators to boot.
- Free overnight delivery on orders over $50
- 30 days of free returns
- Stocking size 4 to size 24
Stella - Sophia Halter Dress ($179)
Pilgrim - Saniya Dress ($249.95)
Lakeyo - Lianna Split Midi Dress ($79)
Image: Instagram user boohoo
boohoo has all the latest trends at a price that won't clear out your bank account. From simple body-con options to pretty, printed pieces, boohoo has a tonnes of budget-friendly Spring Racing dresses for you to scroll through.
- Stocking size 4 to size 18
- Returns available within 28 days of receiving order
- 15% student discount
Off The Shoulder Wrap Midi Bodycon Dress ($35)
Satin Floral Cowl Flute Hem Slip Dress ($42.50)
Tall Roll Neck Leopard Print Smock Dress ($35)
Image: Instagram user matchesfashion
This designer store is highly curated, stocking the best pieces across the most popular fashion labels in the world. If you've got cash to splash, Matches Fashion has all the latest dresses from brands like Bottega Veneta, Versace, The Row and Emilia Wickstead.
- Calculated DHL shipping
- Delivery within 3-4 working days
- Returns available within 14 days of receiving order
Ulla Johnson - Josana shibori-dyed silk tiered maxi dress ($1,401)
Horror Vacui - Leandra puff-sleeved printed cotton dress ($646)
Zimmerman - Belted floral-print linen maxi dress ($795)
Image: Instagram user harrods
Iconic UK department store Harrods is the perfect place to find something timeless and effortlessly chic. Upmarket shoppers will love the range of global designers plus the classic and polished racing accessories.
- Flat £25.00 delivery to Australia
- Returns available within 14 days of receiving order
- International customer service team
Needle & Thread - Floral Wonder Bodice Midi Dress ($510)
Alice + Olivia - Embroidered Levine Midi Dress ($1,094)
Camilla - Silk Wrap Midi Dress ($1,062)
Image: Instagram user prettylittlething
PrettyLittleThing 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.
- Stocks size 4 to 28
- Accepts returns
- Daily deals, check here for current offers.
Emerald Green Floral Satin Strappy Cowl Midi Dress ($45)
Pink Floral Pleated Midi Dress ($46)
Red Cold Shoulder Ruffle Detail Maxi Dress ($61)
Image: Instagram user netaporter
One of the biggest online designer stores, Net-a-Porter has a huge selection of designer dresses to help make your Spring Racing season a fashionable fanfare. Shop brands like Chloe, Loewe, Annie Bing and Maticevski.
- $15 AU next business day deliver to Australia
- 28-day returns
- Courier pick-up service for returns
Norma Kamali - Goddess asymmetric gathered stretch-jersey dress ($362.71)
Farm Rio - Tiered printed voile maxi dress ($368)
Rebecca Vallance - Cupid's Bow ruffled crepe midi dress ($629)
Image: Instagram user showpo
Showpo is the secret to staying well dressed but without breaking the bank. This store has some of the sweetest and dreamiest dresses, and also plenty of options that are perfect for the Spring Racing carnival. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.
- Free express shipping on orders over $50
- 14-day returns
- Stocking size 4 to size 20
Felt So Happy Dress in Navy ($99.95)
Shaira Midi Dress - Cross Back Gathered Sweetheart Dress in Bloom ($109.95)
Lorreta Tie Strap Sweetheart Mini Dress in Pink Floral ($69.95)
Image: Instagram user citychiconline
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
- Stocks size 14 to 22
- Click to collect option available
- Accepts in store returns (and online) within 30 days
Blue Floral Maxi Dress - Blue ($149.95)
Halter Love Print Maxi Dress - Ivory ($104.96)
Sexy Pin Up Dress - Navy ($97.97)
Image: Instagram user shopbop
Shopbop is a favourite for pretty, twirl-worthy dresses. Stocking a combination of high-street brands like Free People, upmarket labels like Alice & Olivia and boutique designers like Temperley London, this store has dreamy dresses for all occasions.
- Free express shipping on orders over $100 USD
- Easy pick-up returns
- Dedicated customer service team
BB Dakota - Summer Orchard Dress ($68.93)
ASTR the Label - Lovestruck Dress ($260.23)
Reformation - Lacey Dress ($384.15)
Image: Instagram user hellomolly
Hello Molly was founded by the belief that fashion lovers should never be priced out of fashionable, wearable and on-trend clothing and accessories. Since the brand's inception it has gained a reputation for stocking some of the prettiest (and sexiest) dresses in the biz. So it's no surprise that this store is a go-to during the Spring Racing season.
- Free express shipping on orders over $55
- 30-day returns
- Stocking size 4 to size 14
Hotline Babe Midi Dress Green ($75)
C/Meo Adore You Midi Dress Miami Floral ($279.95)
Fairy Sweet Dress White ($95)
Not done reading up on Spring Racing dresses and fashion yet? Good, us too.
Here are your next steps for race day cool all season:
- Find out where to buy the best fascinators online
- How to dress for the other race days.
- It's not just about women. Here's the men's style guide to race day dressing.
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