If you are buying a new pair of heels make sure you wear them in a few weeks before and PLEASE do not walk around without your shoes on at the track. Sorry ladies but this is the one time you just have to push through the pain barrier!
All the colours of the rainbow can be seen on cup day, from delicate pastels to prints with major pizazz. Lace is still going to be big this year so experiment with textures to keep your outfit interesting. Lover the Label, Scanlan Theodore and ASOS have some beautiful options to suit a range of body shapes. Floral prints never go out of style and feminine designs from Cooper St and Rodeo Show can be worn to the track but also for a wedding or date night in summer.
Millinery is a must for Melbourne Cup Day. It’s always a good idea to do a try on at home the day before to test out any problems with anchoring your head piece, especially if you are wearing a new style. Anything goes so step outside your comfort zone with modern statement pieces from Love Lotus or Bonnie Evelyn. If you prefer to follow the crown trend this season check out Rebecca Share or Sophie Allport for their regal and elegant creations.
Play your Melbourne Cup outfit up or down. It’s completely up to you but don’t forget to let your personality shine through.
FOR THE BOYS
The Emirates Melbourne Cup is a truly spectacular event: each year on the first Tuesday of November at 3pm, the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at Flemington and battle it out for a stake of the $6.2-million prize money and to cement their names in history.
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar and is the focal point of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There’s nothing like being there amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience the day that puts Australia firmly in the international sporting spotlight.
The official flower for Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is the yellow rose and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.