Knowing what to wear to the races each year starts with inspiration via the most fashionable displays from the Melbourne Cup Carnival — and luckily for you, we’ve compiled the best in show.
Whether you’re mad on monochrome or partial to high-energy hues, botanical shades, ’70s details, puffy sleeves and metal masterpieces are the key ingredients this racing season according to Melbourne Cup Carnival. Traditional headwear makes way for unexpected embellishments, wicker visors and royal-ready crowns. And if the heavyweight headpiece isn’t your scene, statement earrings with an oversized hairbow is a suitable power couple. But the most popular accessory across the board? The quintessential Australian tan, of course.
Silver belles Jodi Anasta and Ellie Gonslaves make a case for daytime metallics while Olivia Molly Rogers holds on tightly to the come-and-almost-gone ’80s Italian-glamour akin to Dolce & Gabbana. Additionally, if you’re considering cutouts à la Lara Worthington styles, proceed with caution…
Scroll for FQ‘s favourite Melbourne Cup Carnival style: