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!
2) All White
I also love the look of all white. The trick here is to incorporate textures, an interesting silhouette, design or mix of fabrics.
3) All White – Black Accessories
Brodie won the 2014 Myer FOTF competition in an all white Maticevski dress, adorned with black accessories. Simple, yet elegant.
4) All Black – White Accessories
The other way around…make black your base colour and add some white in your shoes and clutch. Perhaps a little less popular but it doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying out. Done well, it looks super stylish.
5) White Dress – Black and White Accessories
Wear an all white dress/ensemble and mix up your accessories with a combination of white and black. White shoes and a black clutch (or vice versa) and millinery that is black and white.
6) Black Dress – Black and White Accessories
Well, the alternative to number 5! I love how Elizabeth has incorporated a sheer fabric, which gives her outfit depth as well as lightening up the overall look of being all black.