Melbourne Cup Trivia
As we come out of winter, Spring Racing is a great time to embrace florals, colour and fun.
Melbourne Cup was first run back in 1861. Imagine the fashions of frock coats and hats for the men, and bonnets and bustles for the ladies. How things have changed!
There are different themes for the four main days at Flemington, Melbourne Cup Carnival, so it’s important to keep these in mind when choosing your outfits.
Derby Day – Strictly black, white, both black and white, and men can wear tailored greys.
Melbourne Cup – This is a chance to be on trend with bold pops of colour and standout with your headwear.
Oaks Day – (or traditionally known as Ladies Days) This is about femininity — think pastels, floral and lace.
Emirates Stakes Day – Also known as Family Day. It’s the most relaxed day in terms of dress codes — although the VRC codes must still be adhered to.
Although there are strict dress codes for members, I always think of a day at the races as an elegant affair. There is actually no dress code for General Admission, so you may see some fashion faux pas!
What are some of your style tips for men and women this Spring Racing Carnival?