WHAT TO WEAR

Fine fashion is synonymous with horse racing and there’s no better place to show off your style than at Australia’s richest race day.

Whether you make a bold statement or opt for an understated outfit is an entirely individual choice but if you plan to spend time in the Members’ areas the dress code (outlined below) must be adhered to.

Putting together an outfit can seem like an overwhelming task especially if you’ve never been to the races before but starting with one item like a beautiful hat or a unique clutch and building piece by piece is the simplest way.

The TAB Everest is a daytime event so neither a floor length ball gown nor a tight sequined mini is appropriate. Instead, choose an elegant dress, skirt and top or pants for something different. For the ladies, power suits are having a moment. Team it with a wide brimmed hat, drop earrings and killer heels for an effortlessly chic look. Bags in unusual shapes are also on trend for Spring.

For the gentlemen it’s all about separates, otherwise known as the “broken suit.” Try a navy blazer with stone coloured pants or for the brave a red jacket with grey pants. Stand out with a unique pocket square or lapel pin.

Racegoers are encouraged to incorporate a splash of light blue into their outfits. 

 

General Admission Dress Code

The Australian Turf Club maintains a minimum dress code for general admission entry to Royal Randwick. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any patrons that do not meet these standards.

Ladies and gents are required to be neatly dressed and groomed, with shoes and a shirt to be worn at all times.

When planning your day, please observe the following:

Not acceptable:

  • Fancy dress costumes
  • Tattered clothing or shoes
  • Thongs or barefoot
  • Offensive attire (inappropriate language and/or imagery)

 

Member’s Dress Regulations

LADIES

(including children 14 years and over)

Ladies are required to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the dignity and tradition of the Members’ Reserve.

Not acceptable:

  • Any form of the following footwear; joggers, sports shoes, track shoes, runners, thongs, dilapidated footwear, scuffs, gumboots or slippers
  • Jeans/denim, jodhpurs, shorts, untailored pants or jumpsuits
  • Torn or ripped clothing
  • Garments which show midriff
  • Leggings worn as pants
  • Parkas, duffle coats, windbreakers, tracksuit tops, denim jackets or anoraks

GENTLEMEN

(including children 14 years and over)

Gentlemen are required to wear tailored pants, dress shoes, a collared shirt and tie and a jacket, sports coat or blazer. During Daylight Savings, jackets are optional within the Members Reserve. (Chairman’s Club requires a jacket at all times.)

Not acceptable:

  • Any form of the following footwear; joggers, sports shoes, track shoes, runners, sandals, thongs, dilapidated footwear, scuffs, gumboots or slippers
  • Shoes without socks
  • Jeans/denim, jodhpurs, shorts, chinos or untailored slacks
  • Torn or ripped clothing
  • Open neck shirts or shirts with no collar
  • Parkas, duffle coats, windbreakers, tracksuit tops, denim jackets or anoraks, leather bomber jackets
  • Tracksuits
  • Peaked caps, beanies
  • Pullovers or cardigans (without a jacket), rugby tops and football guernseys

 

 

The Harrolds Fashion Chute

Fashion forward racegoers can have their photograph taken at the Harrolds Fashion Chute located on the Octagonal Lawn. Contestants will be able to enter in minutes on the day and then enjoy the world-class racing and trackside entertainment at The TAB Everest.

Finalists will be notified by phone and invited back to the Harrolds Fashion Chute where they will be judged by some of Australia’s most influential fashion personalities.

The Harrolds Fashion Chute is open to men and women aged 18 or older on The TAB Everest Day. Registrations open at 10am and close at 1:15pm sharp. Winners will be announced around 2:15pm.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judges will be looking for an aesthetically pleasing spring racing outfit styled with shoes and accessories.

  1. The outfit must reference spring racing dress codes and incorporate current trends while demonstrating individual style.
  2. Members’ dress codes limitations do not apply for the competition however dress regulations do apply if attending the Members’ Reserve.
  3. Men are permitted to wear either trousers or chinos, and accessorise in line with current trends.
  4. Sophistication, creativity and individuality are key.
  5. Gentlemen must wear a tie or bow tie.
  6. Women must wear a headpiece or fascinator while adhering to the spring dress code (i.e. no felt millinery).
  7. Open toe shoes are the preferred footwear for ladies but are not essential.