Kick off the racing season in style with our collection of beautiful derby hats and fascinators. At Olga Berg, we absolutely love the racing season in Victoria. It’s a celebratory time of year where the weather is slowly warming up, we get to throw on our heels, and dress to the nines with a fascinator in tow! Derby Day in 2022 is officially back after a few years hiatus and there’s never been a better reason to celebrate and have an excuse to dress up. Read on for our hot tips on the ultimate finishing accessories for your own outfits.
What is Derby Day?
Let’s take it back a step and talk about what Derby Day actually is all about (besides bubbles and pretty dresses trackside of course!) Held on Saturday before the Melbourne Cup every year, Derby Day is one of the main events during the Flemington Spring Racing Carnival. This year's event takes place on Saturday October 29th 2022. It’s one of the most important racing days just behind the Melbourne Cup so the punters out normally out in full force too! The first Derby was held back in 1885 and remains to this day a popular event that usually draws crowds of thousands.
Derby Day 2022 Dress Code
Most important to remember is that there is an official colour code on Derby Day. Black and white are the colours to wear, although you may be able to get away with off white or shades of grey. Just avoid all bright, bold colours unless you want to stick out for the wrong reasons.
4 Best Derby Hats & Fascinators in 2022
We’ve rounded up our favourite fascinators and hats for Derby Day to give you some inspo for the best trackside fashion:
The Anika is our #1 choice for the racing season in 2022. It’s a gorgeous little broad brimmed straw hat that is perfect for day time events. She’s not overly formal so you could get away with wearing her to a picnic too and get extra wear. With the little lace trim and pearl beads though, she’s the right level of elevated to wear to Derby Day. The biggest challenge will be choosing between the white or black lace option!
Key features of Anika Boater:
- Choose from white or black lace
- Matching beads embedded in lace
- Sun smart option
- Broad brimmed straw hat
- Adjustable size
A feminine take on the padded headband trend, our Lolita is the perfect headpiece to complement just about any look. The rich velvet covered headband is slightly padded and dotted with enamel painted metal flowers making it instantly elevate your look.
Key features of Lolita Flower Headband:
- Padded headband
- Cotton velvet
- Black and white enamel flowers
Perhaps our most casual option, our Amanda headband features an artfully tied, vegan leather knot attached to a matching covered headband. This style can be dressed up as well as down and is perfect for the races, a wedding, brunch or even the boardroom.
Key features of Amanda Vegan Headband:
- Vegan leather
- White bow
- Handmade in Melbourne
Add a touch of Hollywood glamour to your race day looks with the regal stylings of the Irena Headband. Featuring pleated, circular motifs artfully arranged on two narrow headbands, this piece easy to wear and ensures perfect positioning every time.
Key features of Irena Headband:
- Abaca woven fabrication
- Narrow ribbon wrapped headbands
Derby Hat Australia
There’s no better place in Australia than Olga Berg for all your derby hats and fascinators. When you shop with us, you can enjoy free delivery Australia-wide on orders from just $50 and over.
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