Fashion at the Melbourne Cup Carnival has changed dramatically over the years (all thanks to Jean Shrimpton in 1965), but one thing that remains a constant, is sleek, elevated style, will always win. Last year, neon dresses were the trend of choice for the race that stops the nation. This year? It’s a mixed bag. Colours, ruffles, embellishments—it’s clear everyone’s taking inspiration from the Gucci rulebook and opting for opulence and fun detail.
So, as the racing carnival is coming to a close (we only have Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day left), read our guide on how to get the most out of your accessories post-race season.
Click through to see our editor’s best-dressed from the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival.