I do, in fact, have a cupboard full of race frocks, so won't be going nude. It's just the first carnival in ages that I haven't splashed out on a new frock (or two). Keep in mind that the only time I tend to splash out on clothes is for the races, so a couple of frocks a year isn't too extravagant. This year, though, there's a lot of other stuff going on and it seems a little silly to buy a new dress.
If I was going to buy a new outfit I think I should like something like this:
All these dresses are from my favourite racewear designer Thu Nguyen who owns a boutique near my home (and where I've spent plenty of cash). Her gorgeous dresses are vintage inspired and often made from the most gorgeous silk. If you have a race day or wedding, I'd recommend checking out Elise Silk
(and keep my secret local thriving).
Have a fantastic weekend, whatever you're doing (especially if you're at the races). If you're in NSW, don't forget to vote and enjoy the sausage sizzle. See you on the flipside.