Let’s Go To The Races

As we enter the final furlong of racing season, Cup Day fashion is on our minds. This season, find inspiration in vintage fashion from the deeper, darker colours of the 1960s to the elegant shapes of the 40s. Be dramatic in black and white, or channel a sunny disposition in a pretty floral or candy stripe.
A beautiful dress makes Cup Day styling a cinch. Look for one to wear on race day that is also a timeless investment piece for any occasion when you need to be perfectly dressed.
Shop our pick of the winners for the most beautiful dresses and accessories to wear this Melbourne Cup Day.
Hold onto your hats now..

The Prettiest of Prints

Emmi Masten wears Agua by Agua Bendita Otono Monarca Crema Midi Dress and Isabel Marant Trendy Sunglasses in Green


The simple alternative to look-at-me dressing – pretty florals and stripes that won’t scare the horses. Don’t be tempted by floral headpieces and the like - there’s more than enough ‘pretty’ here. Style instead with modern jewellery and bold accessories for en pointe chic.

Dramatic Styling

Sarah Tilleke wears Altuzarra's Peirene Dress in Burnt Red Teardrop


If there’s ever a place to pull out a look, the Melbourne Cup is it. As Coco Chanel once said: 'Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.'  The drama of your look hinges on restraint, so go easy on the accessories.

Keep It Black & White

Emmi Masten wears Isabel Marant Jinelima Dress in Black and Dries Van Noten Necklace in Silver


As Coco Chanel once said: 'Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.'  
If in doubt, remember black and white is always right, especially if you are in Melbourne for Derby Day. It’s equally spot on for The Cup, too. Look for fabrics that feature textural elements or add a hint of contrasting colour with your accessories. 

Race Accoutrements

Sarah Tailleke wears Isabel Marant's Zargo Top, Chasenia Skirt and Arieli Sandals


A hat is fabulous but most certainly not mandatory. We’re shifting our attention to bold jewellery, show-stopping shoes and handbags to-die-for.
If sneakers are your usual go-to, a day in heels may ruin the day. Keep some flats handy - hobbling about as you attempt to avoid sinking into freshly cut grass is never chic. Or play it safe and invest in a swoon-worthy neckpiece.

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