Lauren Dilena’s TAB Adelaide Cup Fashion Tips

Local stylist and Morphettville’s Croser Fashions on the Field MC, Lauren Dilena, talks us through the latest trends for the 2023 TAB Adelaide Cup.

South Australia’s most fashionable race day is right around the corner, with the TAB Adelaide Cup taking place at Morphettville Racecourse this Monday March 13. It’s a must-attend event on SA’s racing calendar, with thousands of people flocking to the racecourse for the thrilling cup-day action, entertainment, hospitality and, of course, trackside fashion! Find your Cup Day style with these tips on the latest trends from the Croser Fashions on the Field MC and stylist, Lauren Dilena.

What are some of the biggest outfit trends for 2023 race day fashion?

Tailoring is in this season, accessorised with a wide-brim hat or jewelled headpiece. Other emerging trends I think we’ll see trackside include maxi hemlines, rhinestones and sheer, soft fabrics like mesh and tulle.

How can we take a modern spin on race day fascinators?

It’s always a good idea to visit your local milliner but, if you’re feeling savvy, go to your local Spotlight store and have a go at creating your own bespoke fascinator. They have all sorts of little knick-knacks, sequins, pearls and tulle. Be creative!

What’s in your clutch on Adelaide Cup Day?

My Cup Day essentials include heel stoppers, lipstick, perfume, and Hollywood tape (I wouldn’t be a stylist if I didn’t!).

What are three make-up must-haves for a long-lasting look?

MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix setting spray, a lip and face primer and the Hourglass Veil Translucent setting powder. These three are a powerful combination – you’ll be set for the whole day!

What makes an outfit stand out when judging Fashions on the Field?

The top things judges look for include deportment, if the person is appropriately styled for the season, and how the outfit silhouette looks from head to toe. Of course, accessories are always the cherry on top!

Hosted at Morphettville’s new boutique outdoor entertainment area, Flourish, this year’s Croser Fashions on the Field will be judged by local industry professionals, Markus Hamence, Michelle Beltrame and Damian Porcaro. Registrations open at 10am inside the Tramway Gate.

The 2 winners, Best Dressed Female and Best Dressed Male, will each receive a $500 gift card from Croser, $200 Westfield voucher, Sublime coffee vouchers and a lovely Croser Sparkling gift box. Runner ups will also receive a Croser Sparkling gift box, Westfield voucher and Sublime coffee vouchers. Be sure to register on Cup Day at the marquee inside the Tramway Gate to win!

Celebrate the 2023 TAB Adelaide Cup in style and explore Morphettville’s trackside hospitality packages and event ticketing here.