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Combining colours in an outfit is not everyone’s forte, yet getting playful in that aspect is rather rewarding.

Training your eye and galvanising your aesthetics through endless mix & match, you’ll gradually be breaking fashion rules without even noticing. Once you exit from a world dominated by little black dresses and monochrome ball gownschoosing your first duo of shades – your wardrobe expands into an infinite palette of interesting options. Pop Art, as well as the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s are great references for those plunging themselves for first time into a pool of colourful choices. Prints of varying boldness are used to carve the silhouette in unexpected ways. Let’s see the colour effects that can transform you into a new confident woman!

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Once you grasp the basics of colour coordination, you will be able to easily combine blocks of three solids in a look with a degree of acceptable sophistication. Three differently hued pieces – top, bottom and outerwear, or dress, shoes and bag – could mix well together, as long as they are complementary or contrasting in a meaningful way. This can also be achieved through a readily made combo, such as that on a designer dress made of different colour panels. Some of those formal dresses are extremely flattering, since the choices are really smart and sophisticated. Successful on-trend mixes are those of bold and saturated colors, neons, or pastels highlighted by brights. You can even add a neutral into the mix, to bring some balance. To add a fourth or fifth colour, make sure that you play either with cold or warm shades, or that you use only one accent of seemingly incompatible colour into a look. And keep in mind that colour-blocking can also be done through accessories and makeup!

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Mixing polka dots with florals has never crossed your mind, yet the possibility of combining them with an array of other motifs such as checks, stripes, and more complicated prints has been endorsed by many designers as something ‘really cool!’ You can definitely combine same motif in different scales and colours, as well as different motifs that have at least one colour in common. You can also mix them when they are in two different shades of the same colour, such as stripes in baby blue and navy in a single outfit. Even when colours are conflicting, you can blend motifs that are of the same spirit or similar fabrics – metallic, brocades, or classic tweeds.


Do you really want to design your own dress in a way that resembles no other? Then check all those choices of prints offered by Social Order and be open to a whole new set of suggestions that make formal dresses look young and relevant. An unconventional approach to evening wear is summed up into making up every season a new group of neutrals, being used as such by most designers. Tartans, animal prints and metallics are currently treated as neutrals, to be mixed with almost everything in the same way we freely mix a nude pump or a grey scarf. So, spice your custom cocktail dress up with a sparkly colourful stole and redefine glamour!

Moments of epic fashion transformations, are the norm when you are part of the parade, party and atmosphere of the Melbourne Cup and the spring carnival.

There are an abundance of trailblazers that push you to become creative and inventive, trying to combine an exquisite Schiaparelli-inspired lobster hat, such as this, with an equally impressive or complementary frock.

spring carnival fascinator

This is when you are endlessly looking for dresses online and you mostly need a customized solution. A statement accessory such as a hat can be the focal point of an outfit but designing an outfit around it is not always an easy task. Let’s see how you can coordinate the two.


Starting with your fancy hat, you need to fully notice the spectrum of colors used in it, as well as the identity of your accessory. Is it more on the theatrical side or on the playful one? Is it a serious headpiece or one that teases the audience? Colors dictate the mood to a great extent, with darker shades pointing to a more conservative choice and bolder ones necessitating a fun look. You don’t need to transfer all colors from the hat to the frock. Just pick your favorite for a monochrome look or an interesting print. And if matchy-matchy isn’t your thing, go for some dramatic contrasts, with black & white being at the top of the list!

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The lobster hat might give a nautical theme or it might be a nod to Dali and Surrealism. You might want to acquire a sailor or an artistic flair, depending on which character you like the most. You might to think practically and ponder on the idea of custom dresses by looking online for custom made dresses that adjust to your vision. A stand-out look in a parade of various people who thoroughly have worked on their outfits is one that exudes originality and shows that you are having fun with fashion. The crowd in Melbourne is rather fashion-conscious and for them a cool outfit can be the perfect conversation-starter; as if you were at the Fashion Week or some other coveted fashion party across the globe!


On occasions like this, you have the best opportunity to experiment with silhouettes and forms, wearing things that you are not supposed to wear or one has never seen before. Also it’s your chance to enrich your wardrobe with some made to order dresses and live that experience of creating something that directly fits your prerequisites. Try a hemline you traditionally avoid, or a color you think is not working on you. Play with an unconventional combination of shapes, or add a sassy detail that looks solely excusable in combination with your crazy statement accessory. Dare to spend a bit more money on an extraordinary hat or piece of costume jewelry, because most probably your amazing Social Order outfit will not cost you that much!

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