Fashion Trend: Melbourne Cup

Even though it was the race that stops the nation, it is truly about the off track fashion. As one of the biggest event on the Australian social calender. What were the biggest trends for Melbourne Cup 2013?


Bold shades of red, luxe maroon, hot pink, cobalt and citrus were big this year. With many opting for these bright colours on the sunny spring day. It was full of colour and clashing print with over the top headwear, all expected at the Melbourne Cup. Coco Rocha and Kate Upton had decided upon the standing out of the crowd with their bold colour choices.


The classic trend of ladylike was still strong at this year’s event. Chic was the memo with tailored pencil skirts and three-quarter length hemline. Jennifer Hawkins and Dita Von Teese were exuding class and chic styling in their outfits for the event.

Other than a Fascinator

The days of only adorning your head with a fascinator are a thing of the past. New headwear has gained momentum within the racing fashion world from retro pillboxes, Evita-style fascinators complete with lace, pretty little hair accessories, headbands, sculptural pieces and crowns. Kate Waterhouse and Laura Dundovic were showing off for the new trend.


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