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David Jones

Autumn Racing Looks

The Crown Ladies Lunch, hosted by the Packer family and held at the David Jones Elizabeth Street store Level 7, celebrated the launch of autumn racing in a beautiful orange and gold-themed setting.

Emceed by the inimitable Karl Stefanovic and featuring a stirring speech on domestic violence by Rosie Batty, the event was well-attended by famous faces such as Sarah Murdoch, Jesinta Campbell, Kerrie-Ann Kennerley and Kyly Clarke.

A fashion parade featuring key racewear looks and trends capped off the event and provided inspiration for the autumn racing season.

Heading to the races yourself? Here's your insider guide to the top three racewear trends from the parade, and how to get the look:

Dresses by Valentino

Red - Stand out from the pack in a red hot dress. Choose from a minimal cut or all over lace, and style with a floral headband.

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    Crossover Tulip Dress by Nicola Finetti

    Clean modern lines and a striking shade make for a glamourous and powerful look.

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    Sweetheart Dress by Lover

    Slim fitting dress with a flattering v-shaped neckline, crafted from luxe Japanese lace.

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Victoria Beckham suit; Saint Laurent dress

Man-style - Give the boys a run for their money with tuxedo-style suiting or a tailored shirt-dress. Look for a contrast collar or sleeves to make a graphic statement.

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    Gradient Jumpsuit by Camilla and Marc

    A classic jumpsuit designed with beautiful drapes and textures.

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    Sheer Sleeve Shirt Dress by Witchery

    A mandarin style collar and a back pleat detail in a sleek, sheer sleeved design.

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Dresses by Erdem (left) and Dolce & Gabbana (right)

Dark Florals - Dress for the season with a moody take on florals. Complete your look with a net veil and quirky round sunglasses.

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    Arcadia Slimline Dress by Ginger & Smart

    Features a flattering slimline design, V-neck, floral print and layered skirt.

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    Thorn In My Side Dress by Trelise Cooper

    Lush duchesse satin printed with a hyper-realistic floral print.

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Shop the looks from the parade in-store (selection may vary) or shop more racewear looks online. Makeup provided by Burberry.