They say the Emirates Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation – but after this year, we’re convinced the raceday fashion stops us all in our tracks in the same way! We were treated to stunning dresses, bespoke millinery and glamour galore. Check out our top fashion picks from the biggest Spring Racing Carnival raceday of them all!
Melbourne Racing Club Style Ambassador and Spring Racing Carnival fashionista Nadia Bartel stunned the Cup Day crowd in a baby blue Alex Perry gown. Featuring exaggerated sleeves with slits at the elbow, Nadia opted for gold accessories including Bulgari heels and a Christie Millinery crown that had us crowning her the Queen of Cup Day.
Image credit Nadia Bartel Instagram.
Brooke Hogan is quickly becoming a regular raceday best dressed. The Aussie model looked flawless in a gold, beaded, backless dress from Thurley, paired with nude Tony Bianco heels and an Olga Berg clutch. Her millinery was a gold triangular headband from Studio Aniss that complimented her look perfectly.
Image credit Brooke Hogan Instagram.
The whole of Flemington stopped in its tracks when the stunning Jen Hawkins arrived in a show stopping, backless, red Misha Collection jumpsuit and matching oversized Melissa Jackson Millinery hat. With her long locks tied back in a simple pony tail, Jen gets our vote for effortless raceday glam.
Image credit Jen Hawkins Instagram and Getty Images.
After styling so many gorgeous women for Cup Day, stylist Lana Wilkinson bought her own A Game in a navy blue lace Jonathan Simkhai dress. Paired with a Victoria Novak gold and red rose crown, Lana finished off her look with nude Izo Australia heels and a studded Maison Valentino bag.
Image credit Lana Wilkinson Instagram.
E! News Presenter and newlywed Ksenija Lukich was glowing in a black Rachel Gilbert mini dress, featuring floral embroidery. Ksenija finished off her look with custom couture Victoria Novak millinery, gorgeous drop earrings and classic black Louboutin’s.
Image credit Ksenija Lukich Instagram.
Caulfield Cup Carnival Ambassador Elyse Knowles opted for a long sleeved Herve Leger mini and perfectly matching Marc Jacobs bag. With black beaded Suzy O’Rourke millinery, Sarina Suriano jewels and strappy black Mode Collective heels, Elyse was every bit the fashionable MRC Ambassador.
Image credit Lucas Dawson.
We can’t forget the men on Cup Day. Myer Ambassador Kris Smith looked every bit the raceday gentleman in a light blue MJ Bale suit, paired with a black and white striped tie. Our favourite part? Kris' tie pin – a yellow rose, the official flower for Melbourne Cup!
Image credit Lucas Dawson.
Rachael Finch was looking gorgeous sporting her baby bump in a Jonathan Simkhai top and skirt combo that looked like a stunning dress! With her hair pulled back, Rachael wore Victoria Novak millinery and black strappy Dolci Firme shoes.
Image credit Rachael Finch Instagram.
International style icon Margaret Zhang opted for a red and white long Ellery gown and Tony Bianco booties. Her custom headwear was a black embellished hat from Hatmaker Australia. Take notes – this is how you do Cup Day glam with a touch of cool.
Image credit Margaret Zhang Instagram.
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