Autumn and Winter racing

Autumn and winter racing events are becoming more popular in Australia.

While spring often steals the show when it comes to racing style, there’s a whole world of racing fashion to indulge all year round. You’ll see the proof trackside at  Winter Carnivals around Australia.

What to wear at winter racing?

While it is not really cold, you are expected to wear hat or fascinator made from heavier, wintery materials, such as felt or similar.

Colours tend to be of a darker palette (although this is not a hard n’ fast rule, and there to be broken of course), but that doesn’t mean dull by any stretch of the imagination, it just means you should think about saving your candy-coloured pastels until Spring. Consider instead, those lush autumn shades, or warm, rich brights. Or if you really are really committed to those pastels, team them with a heavier fabric, darker colour or longer sleeves.

Depending on your outfit, hat or fascinator may be suited best. You can always contact us for an advice.

For Autumn Racing think about felt headpieces and hats as in Australian climes where you may not get to wear felt much, Autumn racing is the perfect excuse to put it in the limelight! Max Alexander has many beautiful sculptured headpieces on the market with felt bases or with stunning felt trims. It’s also a chance to wear more traditional hat styles which maybe too heavy for the Spring. Think pillboxes, cloches or fedoras.

But trans-seasonal millinery materials such as leather or heavier fabrics make an excellent and versatile choice, as they can always be worn again and re-styled for Spring/Summer racing, and are super on trend at the moment.

Where to get perfect racing headpiece?

Max Alexander is 100% Australian owned brand that designs perfect headpieces for the racegoers. All of our beautiful fascinators and hats are designed right here in Melbourne. Browse our website or pop into our Melbourne showroom (983A North Road, Murrumbeena) and let our designers create that special hat or fascinator for your autumn or winter racing outfit.