Want to avoid the myriad of fashion faux pas racing down the track at this year’s Melbourne Cup? As one of the biggest social events in your whole calendar, everyone wants to feel confident in what they’re wearing for the race that stops the nation. And whether your celebrations are on the track itself, or in at a private function venue, there are certain expectations that go along with the day.
Dodge the minefield of ‘what is she wearing’ dresses and ‘what on earth is that thing’ fascinators with our top 5 rules for your Melbourne Cup attire – including what you’ll want to avoid at all costs.
Ready for some research? Rest easy, cause we’re not going to ask you for the square root of pi; all you have to do is spend some time googling what’s in, what’s out, and what’s never, ever been anywhere close to fashionable. For example, spring colours tend to be big and bright, so don’t be dull. You might also look in to ditching the fascinator for a metallic headpiece or wide-brimmed hat.
Guys, take it from us – a colourful pocket square and some shiny cufflinks (yes, we’re basically crows) will make all the difference. Girls, this is where hoarding all those pairs of earrings finally pay off, so pull out your statement jewellery, headpieces, and bold lipstick to really make that outfit pop.
Melbourne Cup is all about making big, bold statements, so don’t be boring! Dream big, shop bigger, and push the boundaries when it comes to your wardrobe, makeup, or hair. Trust us – watching those jaws hit the floor makes all the work worth it!
This isn’t your average day on the green, girls! Take those dresses to an elegant knee length, keep the exposed skin to a tasteful amount, and think fancy thoughts (you can veg in your PJs tomorrow). We know it can be a pain to hobble around in the heels that make your calves look like sculted marble, so make sure you wear in those shoes before the day. Your feet will thank you.
After all the hard work you put in to looking fabulous, you’ll want a walk by a mirror to plaster the biggest grin of the year on your face. You deserve to feel like a million dollars – so make sure you love what you’re wearing as much as everyone else is sure to!
My, oh my, time really does fly when you’re having fun, and just like that Melbourne Cup has gone and snuck up on us again. This is your opportunity to accessorise, shine those shoes and get that fascinator on point because Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup event is set to return to Darling & Co for 2016. Enjoy cocktails and canapés or an elegant sit down meal our exclusive race day packages. Don’t get caught with a long face – secure your tickets now.