Melbourne Cup 2013: More frocks and fascinators than you could poke a riding crop at.


Melbourne Cup day has arrived. And whilst it’s supposed to be all about ‘the race that stops the nation’ and whether or not Gai Waterhouse will capture her first cup – we’re focused on where the real action is: the dresses.

From the stylish fascinators and over-the-top hats, to the outrageous prints and colourful frocks, we’ve got everything you really need to know about Melbourne Cup day, right here.

So pop open a bottle of Champagne (or grab a cup of tea if you’re still at work or surrounded by Little People) and take a browse through the fashion:

And for all those interested in who actually run the race, we are happy to announce that Gai Waterhouse won her first Melbourne Cup with horse Fiorente. Congratulations to Gai and jockey Damien Oliver!

Spring Carnival arrived too quickly for you? Take a look at Derby Day:

And when too many dresses are just not enough? Here are the best looks of the Caulfield Cup:

What are you wearing and doing to celebrate Melbourne cup today?