Colour is always encouraged for the race that stops the nation, and the ladies in the Birdcage for Emirates Melbourne Cup showed that they were not afraid of embracing bold hues and sculptural silhouettes.
Queen of race day fashion, Jennifer Hawkins led the parade of bright fashion, looking stunning in a chartreuse Maticevski cocktail dress. Also nailing the dress code was Megan Gale in an emerald lace dress by Dolce and Gabbana, and Rebecca Judd in Alex Perry organza mini.
Millinery ranged from delicate headbands, like Rachael Finch’s daisy headwear by Natalie Bikicki, to wide brimmed hats like Ashley Hart’s playful red boater.
Check out our gallery above for all the best Melbourne Cup looks.