17 editor-approved places to shop for chic Spring Racing dresses 2021

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

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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 16 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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1. 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 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

Image: Instagram user theiconicau

2.THE ICONIC

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
Talulah - Mediterranean Minx Midi Dress
Talulah - Mediterranean Minx Midi Dress

THE ICONIC

Forever New - Mia Tie Front Button Through Dress
Forever New - Mia Tie Front Button Through Dress

THE ICONIC


Image: Instagram user boohoo

3. 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

Woman in matches fashion dress

Image: Instagram user matchesfashion

4. 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
Peter Pilotto - Ruffled cap sleeve silk midi dress
Peter Pilotto - Ruffled cap sleeve silk midi dress

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Adriana Iglesias - Jadi floral-print silk-blend satin slip dress
Adriana Iglesias - Jadi floral-print silk-blend satin slip dress

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Zimmerman - Espionage Sunray polka-dot pleated crepe dress
Zimmerman - Espionage Sunray polka-dot pleated crepe dress

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Woman in St Frock spring race dress

Image: Instagram user stfrock

5. St Frock

St Frock is a hub of on-trend, wearable fashion. Particularly known for its range of fabulous dresses, this brand offers girly, classy, flirty and fun dresses perfect for the Spring Racing season. Whether you want to go full glam or find something more casual, this store has loads of fresh options.

  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • Stocking size 6 to size 22
  • Returns available within 14 days of receiving order
  • 10% discount when you subscribe to the newsletter
Olimpia Tiered Dress In White With Pink Floral
Olimpia Tiered Dress In White With Pink Floral

St Frock

Chasing Kate Claire Dress In Navy With Blush Floral
Chasing Kate Claire Dress In Navy With Blush Floral

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My Perfect Eden Dress In Green With Apricot Floral
My Perfect Eden Dress In Green With Apricot Floral

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Woman With Be The Belle Dress from Harrods

Image: Instagram user harrods

6. 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
Nicholas - Puff Sleeve Floral Pintuck Mini Dress
Nicholas - Puff Sleeve Floral Pintuck Mini Dress

Harrods


Image: Instagram user prettylittlething

7. 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.

Plus White One Shoulder Pleated Detail Midi Dress
Plus White One Shoulder Pleated Detail Midi Dress

PrettyLittleThing

Dusty Rose High Neck Split Detail Midi Dress
Dusty Rose High Neck Split Detail Midi Dress

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Red Leopard Print Frill Hem Midi Dress
Red Leopard Print Frill Hem Midi Dress

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Image: Instagram user fshnbnkr

8. 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

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Image: Instagram user valleygirlau

9. ValleyGirl

Cute, sweet and flirty, Valley Girl has been a fast fashion favourite for Australia style fiends for years. Shop online and return in-store, Valley Girl is one of the easiest (and more affordable) places to find the perfect dress for this Spring Racing season.

  • Free express shipping for orders over $55
  • Returns withing 30 days of receipt of your order
  • Online or in-store returns accepted

Woman in Net-A-Porter dress

Image: Instagram user netaporter

10. Net-a-Porter

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
Dries Van Noten - Dicina belted floral-print crepe midi dress
Dries Van Noten - Dicina belted floral-print crepe midi dress

NET-A-PORTER

Alice + Olivia - Llia Ruffled Printed Georgette Midi Dress
Alice + Olivia - Llia Ruffled Printed Georgette Midi Dress

NET-A-PORTER

Anine Bing - Rosemary Leopard-print Silk-satin Maxi Dress
Anine Bing - Rosemary Leopard-print Silk-satin Maxi Dress

NET-A-PORTER


Image: Instagram user nastygal

11. Nasty Gal

Looking for something a little bit different this year? A bold pink slip? A dress with a sheer skirt? Then 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, Nasty Gal has what you need

  • Express shipping available
  • 28 day returns
  • Daily sales and offers

Image: Instagram user showpo

12. 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 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

Image: Instagram user citychiconline

13. 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
  • Stocks size 14 to 22
  • Click to collect option available
  • Accepts in store returns (and online) within 30 days

Image: Instagram user sheinofficial

14. SheIn

You won't believe how affordable it is to shop at SheIn. This store's mission to allow women to construct a trend-centric wardrobe without spending a fortune. Whether you're after a casual flirty dress or a more formal polished dress, this store has what you need for the Spring Racing season.

  • Free shipping on orders over $45
  • Daily deals
  • 30-day returns
Keyhole Neckline Polka Dot Ruffle Trim Dress
Keyhole Neckline Polka Dot Ruffle Trim Dress

SHEIN

Dot Print Tie Neck Ruffle Trim Pleated Dress
Dot Print Tie Neck Ruffle Trim Pleated Dress

SHEIN


Women in Shopbop dress

Image: Instagram user shopbop

15. 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

Woman in Temt spring race dress

Image: Instagram user temtau

16. TEMT

Affordable high-street fave TEMT has a whole bunch of dresses that will make you look fabulous this Spring Racing season. From flirty florals to lady-like a-lines, TEMT has pieces you can dress up or down - and at an absolutely acceptable price point.

  • Free express shipping on orders over 55
  • In-store returns accepted
  • Stocking size 8 to size 14

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Image: Instagram user hellomolly

17. Hello Molly

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

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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, 2016

      Hi Tash,

      I believe your best bets are:

      Green With Envy
      Cue
      Review
      Kookai
      BNKR

      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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