Country Racing is giving you the heads up about tips on how to select the best race day fascinator, millinery hats and information on general fascinators.


Hats and fascinators can ultimately make or break your Spring Racing fashion outfit.  Fascinators that are too busy, an oversized millinery hat or headwear that is just too wacky for your own good can almost ruin your chances of being in the running to win Victoria Country's Best Dressed Racegoer crown. You could win a trip to Hong Kong, among other terrific prizes including a Myer shopping spree valued at $3000 and 1 year's worth of hair products from L'Oreal Professional valued at $500, so let's sharpen your dress sense now!

Questions such as whether to build your outfit around fascinators or the other way around plagues racegoers. We are here to provide you with the Spring Racing fashion tips and tricks on nailing the correct hats and fascinators and ascertaining where the gurus of millinery are located all around Australia. Hats off to them we say.

Some recent Country Racing Spring Racing fashion winners included Annalese Palmer (Gunbower Cup) and Spring Heat Judges' Choice Winner Breanne Fanning (Moe Cup). Let's examine the headwear that gave the pair the advantage. Where Annalese went with a handmade black fascinator, Breanne chose a Mandy Fanning Spring Racing fashion hat.

So as you can see, you can be inspired and create your own fascinators and millinery hats or simply put your faith in the hands of millinery experts. Former Country Racing Victoria Ambassador Sally Anne Marshall sheds some light on the benefits and power of selecting the perfect race day fascinators and hats. Learn from one who knows what it takes to win.

"Headwear is a must, either a hat or a fascinator to complement your outfit. You can pick up some great designs in stores or if you can't find anything that suits your outfit or you prefer an original then consider getting one made by one ofMelbourne's many talented milliners," she states. Check out the rest of Sally's crucial Spring Racing fashion tips right here.

With a range of key milliners willing to assist us in our attempt to bring racegoers the best tips on the market, feel free to roam the site as we constantly update the pages with more information on the subject of racing fashion. There's even a comprehensive image gallery found here showcasing the best fashion. Pay particular attention to the use of headwear, the manner in which the hats are matched against outfits and the styles used.