Dressing for the races in Autumn/Winter (A/W) is harder than Summer.

Not only do you want to look your stylish best, you also need to keep yourself warm.

In order to beat the Winter chills, I’ve compiled a list of suggestions to keep you looking demure and feeling snug in this season’s warm tones and classic silhouettes.

Materials and Fabrics for Winter Races

Firstly, consider your fabric options. A wool blend/tweed has a warm, wintery feel.

Thicker fabrics are fine too, and work beautifully in a structured tailored style.

Kacey Lloyd Purple Winter Dress

Winter fashion perfectly executed by Kacey


Pink pastel dress

Alla showing us how to wear pastels in Winter <3


thick heavy laces warm winter fashion

Thick, heavy laces are often used too.


Pink floral autumn dress Peacock Millinery

Belinda from Peacock Millinery rocking a dress by Matilda Alegria and millinery by her talented self.

Leather trims can look great. Alternatively, be brave and wear a whole leather garment, like a pencil skirt.

Leather Pencil Skirt Lifesyle Collaboration

How amazing does Lindsay look here in an outfit by The Lifestyle Collaboration and millinery by Marilyn Van Den Berg.

Faux fur trims bring a cozy, yet stylish, touch to an outfit.

Faux Fur Trim racing fashion

Abby and her mum in heavy lace and a fur trim.


Flares and fur jacket winter racing

Abby in an incredible pair of flares and fur jacket. Image source: The Races SA.


Fur trim autumn race day

Tracy and the girls all sporting fur trims.

Shapes and Silhouettes

Depending on where you are in the world, in the cooler months, you can be flexible with sleeve length because you can always cover up with a jacket or shawl.

Sleeves are great to play around with different shapes like a full sleeve, draped sleeve, ruffles, bell sleeve etc.

Draped sleeve racing fashion

Lindsay wearing a custom made Life Style Collaboration outfit


Bell sleeves fashion trend

Elis showing how you can get creative with your sleeves.


Types of sleeves for fashions on the field

Image Source: Maker Millinery.


Contrasting fabric sleeve winter racewear

The very talented Sarah sews all of her own outfits, showing off a contrasting fabric sleeve.

For extra warmth, wear a midi length dress or skirt.

Teal race dress autumn race day

Mija looking fab in a teal number.

If you are wearing a dress on a cold day, wear a thin singlet underneath that won’t show through.

winter silhouettes and millinery

Georgia and Sarah showing off some great winter colours, silhouettes and millinery.

Winter Colours

Rich jewel tones are favourites in winter time.

Colours such as navy, maroon, deep purple, copper, emerald green, mustard, oranges, tan and the classic black, white and grey are popular choices. Metallic accessories are fun to play around with too.

For more colour inspiration check out my post about how to choose your perfect colours.

Autumn Winter Colours

A great array of Autumn Winter colours on Bri.