Derby Day is synonymous with a strict black and white dress code. This traditional combination is versatile because it can be styled for maximum impact with prints or colour blocking.

Our favourites for this season include beautiful dresses from Thurley and Alice McCall. But this years biggest trend, sleeve and shoulder detail, has been the stand out pick. Striking geometric headpieces from Lady of Leisure and Studio Aniss will get you noticed at the track or opt for softer lines and brims from Felicity Northeast Millinery and 66 The Label. Add stylish shoes from Tony Bianco and choose from a huge range of Olga Berg clutch bags to complete your look.

Black and white is the perfect combination to experiment with and mix prints or go with a solid head to toe colour. Your makeup can be bold with a red lip and plenty of mascara or go natural with a dewy base and nude gloss. Derby Day is arguably the most stylish day on the racing calendar so dress in your best and get set for a great day of racing!

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2015 Derby Day street style: Myer Blog

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2015 Derby Day Women’s Fashions on the Field Winner
Image: Myer Blog

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2015 Derby Day Men’s Fashions on the Field Winner
Image: Myer Blog

Dress // Millinery // Bag // Heels // Earrings

Dress // Hat // Bag // Heels // Necklace

Skirt // Top // Millinery // Bag // Heels // Lipstick

Dress // Hat // Bag // Earrings // Mascara

Dress // Heels // Lipstick // Millinery // Bag // Bracelet


The Melbourne Cup Carnival shifts gear with what is arguably the most outstanding day of racing on the Australasian calendar: AAMI Victoria Derby Day. The feature race of the day, the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby, boasts an impressive prize money of over $1 million.

Considered by many to be the most prestigious day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Derby Day embodies a world of glamour and sophistication – only to be matched by an impressive day of all black type races.

The fashion stakes are equally high with the start of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition for women and men. This is the day for classic elegance, and sets the pace for the entire week.

The official flower for AAMI Victoria Derby Day is the cornflower and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.