Millinery Must-Haves with Mimi-Jane Millinery

If you had to ask yourself, “What is the most important race-wear accessory?”, the first thing that comes to mind is millinery! Choosing the right headwear that not only stands out but matches your outfit perfectly is part of all the fun. Before the 2019 TAB Adelaide Cup kicks off, we had a chat with Adelaide-based milliner, Mimi-Jane Millinery, to get the hot tips on five styles you need to be wearing this coming race day.

Luxe Elements

Incorporate luxe elements such as genuine freshwater pearls, crystals or semi-precious gemstones into your headpiece this Adelaide Cup. Luxe millinery is always in style. This picture features Adelaide Cup Ambassador, Jess Dover, wearing Mimi-Jane Millinery’s genuine pearl ‘Chloe’ headpiece.

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Felt Hats

Although the weather is still warm we are now in the Autumn Racing Season. This means saying goodbye to straw hats and embracing the full repertoire of felt hats available. While felt boaters will still be a hit , experiment with different shapes and styles in lush gem tones. Mimi-Jane Millinery’s Fur-Felt ‘Maine’ trilby hat features dramatic netting that is sure to make a statement trackside.

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Super versatile, clips are an everyday accessory that you can layer to create different looks to compliment your race day ensemble. This picture features Fashion At The Races Ambassador, Lauren Dilena, wearing  Mimi-Jane Millinery’s ‘Eve’ woven straw clips.

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Statement Bow

Statement bows are perhaps my favourite trend of the Autumn Racing Season. Our ‘Francis’ coral silk straw bow is complimented by nude leather. Incorporating nude or neutral colours into statement pieces creates the perfect platform to accessorise your statement headpiece.

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Textural Turbans

Turbans are timeless. Introduce a fresh take on your turban by adding textural elements. The Mimi-Jane Millinery turban headpiece clashes the edginess of leather with the romance of tulle, creating a trans-seasonal headpiece that can be worn throughout the year.

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Headbands are a wonderful gateway to racing millinery. Comfortable and oh-so-versatile, the Mimi-Jane Millinery ‘Tianne’ terracotta woven straw headband plays with textural elements and earthy tones.

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