Fashions on the Field competitions are often guided by a theme, the favourite being “Black & White”.

The biggest Black & White theme day is Derby Day, during Spring Carnival. There are also “Black & White” race days at other locations, which sometimes incorporate a twist, such as “Black & White – with a Touch of Red,” just to keep us on our toes.

Some of you might feel that being limited to two colours means looking like everyone else, unoriginality, or boredom. But it’s quite the opposite.

It’s so exciting to see the many different ways ladies interpret this theme. The different silhouettes, prints, fabrications, textures, embellishments and trims can all help to create a unique and original look.

To celebrate the “Black & White” theme, in this post I cover:

23 Different Ways to Wear Black & White for the Races

Part 1 – Deciding which parts of your outfit will be black or white


1) All Black

Black on black (on black) is very statement, very chic and not at all boring. Tying in some interesting shapes to your design, like a feature sleeve or layered hem, or finishing off with some stand out millinery will rock this look!

black on black monochrome

all black dress

Image: @wendellt