Bendigo Cup Style



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Bendigo Cup – Fashions On The Field


…featuring ABBY GILMORE

Proudly sponsored by Bendigo Marketplace


Having trouble deciding what to wear this racing season? We’ve teamed up with Abby Gilmore to give you 5 different takes on Bendigo Cup Style, in consideration of current trends and racing etiquette.

See our style guide below!






Spring has always been about florals. Pair light-weight fabrics with a beautiful blouson sleeve for a fresh, whimsical look. Balancing the playfulness of a shorter hemline with more demure upper body coverage,  add structure and a little edge with a straw boater and statement earrings. Think, senorita meets the sophisticate.


Dress: Knot and Crop Headpiece: Pollyanna by Belinda Earring: Lovisa





While patterned prints continue to reign, 2017 sees the dark bloom of floral prints playing out in a richer, deeper palette. Juxtaposed against the elegance of an A-line dress, an off-the-shoulder sleeve and architectural headpiece add the perfect elevation and structure to complete this silhouette.


Dress:  Portmans Headpiece: Pollyanna by Belinda Earrings: Lovisa Clutch: Colette by Colette Hayman




Tassel detail and clashing prints are two big trends this season. For a bold outfit imbued with all the daring of the fashion-forward yet still refined enough for racing, this look re-writes the rulebook. With cascading sleeves adding fluidity and interested, a full-length or midi skirt adds necessary elegance with height and balance achieved with the playfulness of the headpiece. When it comes to Fashions On The Field, don’t be afraid to make a statement.


Skirt: Portmans Headpiece: Pollyanna by Belinda Earring: Lovisa Clutch: Colette by Colette Hayman




Continuing in the vein of richer pigments and floral prints is a resurgence of a more Eastern inspired, oriental look. Inherently feminine with full blooms reflected in an open flower headband, the neckline and dress length elongate the body, borrowing the best from traditional Japanese style. Paired perfectly with the structure and geometry of a neutral clutch, the refined elegance referencing the ‘Geisha’ allows for some flexibility with the uncovered shoulders for spring racing.


Dress: Portmans Headpiece: Pollyanna by Belinda Earring: Lovisa Clutch: Colette by Colette Hayman



For a classic silhouette with a little frivolity, we love this monochromatic outfit with its soft, frill detail. While a perfect choice for Derby Day, this combination of jumpsuit and boater is a timeless and chic, Cup Day outfit.

Jumpsuit: Knot and Crop Headpiece: Pollyanna by Belinda Earring: Lovisa Clutch: Colette by Colette Hayman







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