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The Bluffer’s Guide To Melbourne Cup Carnival Fashions

By Sophie Colvin - 23 Sep 2016

VRC Fashions
VRC Fashions

I don’t know about you, but each Melbourne Cup Carnival I paw over the fashions in the field photos post-race days. They all look so glamorous! And polished! And it sometimes seems a world away from ‘real life’. But as we gear up for our favourite week of the year—Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington—we took a little look at what’s what when it comes to Myer Fashions On The Field and have put together a quick guide of everything you need to know if you you’re not quite ‘in the know’.

Come One, Come All

Myer Fashions On The Field isn’t just the domain of the women, there’s a mens section too and it’s taken just as seriously as the ladies.

It’s Super Welcoming

Seeing all of these primped and preened race goers strutting their stuff in some seriously glam get-ups can be a teeny bit intimidating. Fear not my friend, because for the first time Myer Fashions On The Field will be held in an epic new precinct at Flemington called The Park. Open to all race goers, the event is now super accessible, with a fun and playful atmosphere that will welcome everyone to Melbourne Cup Carnival's premier fashion event.

Be Prepared

If you find racewear fashion a little intimidating. Do your research, and take a look at photo galleries from past years to get a feel for what is expected. But don’t be afraid to put your own up-to-date twist on your outfit. Myer Fashions On The Field has some great galleries that you can find here. Also, keep your eyes peeled for our fashion guide for each day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

It’s The Ultimate Melbourne Bucket List Item

Seriously, is there anything more Melbourne than Melbourne Cup Carnival?! And after the horses, Myer Fashions On The Field has to be the single biggest draw card of the week. We’ve got a bucket list of ultimate Melbourne events and activities, and entering Myer Fashions On The Field is right up there as something we’re keen to tick off.

The Important Stuff

So you’ve decided that you’d like to get involved, what next?

Well, here’s the stuff you need to know.

For The Ladies:

Myer Fashions On The Field is held in heats over AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, with the National Final taking Place at Crown Oaks Day on November 3rd. You can register here.

For The Gents:

The Men’s Racewear section of Myer Fashions On The Field is held on  October 29th at AAMI Victoria Derby Day and has become an extremely popular part of Melbourne Cup Carnival. Gents, you can register here.

How To Enter

Entry is super simple. You just need to register online before the 26 October. Take a second to read the guidelines, there are a few T&Cs that it’s helpful to know about and a you’ll see that there are some rules around headwear etc. You can find all of these details at the bottom of registration pages: Men and Women.

Editor's note: This article is sponsored by the Victorian Racing Club and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

Image credit: Supplied by Victoria Racing Club 

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