Giddy-up it’s our edit for Melbourne Cup! Cup Day fashion is all about embracing bold colours and statement prints, a chance to express your personality, take risks and most of all have fun with your outfit. For some tips on what will be trending trackside, we had a chat with designer Johnny Schembri of By Johnny, a man who knows a thing or two about using bold colours and prints to maximum effect!
Johnny: Melbourne Cup is a day to celebrate colour, combining bold block colours and bold prints is a great way to make a statement with your outfit. Keep your look sophisticated and racewear appropriate, if you are opting for a short look make sure you are covered up top, like our Black Daisy Frill Sleeve Mini Dress. If you’re going for a long-line shape feel free to show a bit more skin, our Ditsy Frill Bias Midi Dress is balanced perfectly for Spring racing. The most important thing is to ensure you are comfortable whilst being an individual at the same time. Looks that feature frills, ruffles and bows will add that extra level of statement detailing to any outfit. When it comes to millinery, look for a headpiece that effortlessly complements and finishes your look, this season we collaborated with Ford Millinery to create an exclusive headpiece to finish your race day look, find this style exclusively at David Jones here.
If you’re stuck for Melbourne Cup inspo, don’t sweat it – we’ve got you covered! Keep scrolling for 70 styles to shop online right now (but be quick, they’re selling out fast!).
Written by Greer de Burgh, Fashion Editor.
L-R: ALEX PERRY approx $880 here (alternative option $159.95 here) ; KEEPSAKE $219.95 here (similar style with frills $199.99 here)L-R: BY JOHNNY $300 here (tangerine colour available here) ; TALULAH $299 here (mini version long sleeves here)L-R: BY KANE $359 (available to purchase from 1st October here) ; KEEPSAKE $199.95 hereL-R: ZARA blazer $139 here and pants $69.95 here ; SOLACE LONDON approx $570 here L-R: TOPSHOP approx $85 here ; CAMILLA & MARC $650 here (alternative style $199.95 here)L-R: SOLACE $576 here ; BY JOHNNY top $150 here and pants $260 hereL-R: ACLER $450 here (limited sizes available to hire here) ; DION LEE approx $536 here (alternative style $330 here)L-R: SNDYS $105 here ; REBECCA VALLANCE $599 hereL-R: ELLIATT $319.95 here ; ATOIR top $289.95 here and skirt $319.95 here L-R: THURLEY $749 here ; LOVERS + FRIENDS approx $368 here L-R: ALICE MCCALL top $320 here and skirt $590 here ; ALICE MCCALL $550 hereL-R: ELLIATT $270 here (more stock here and alternative style $119.95 here) ; MILLY approx $850 here L-R: MILLY approx $760 here ; MOSSMAN $159.95 hereL-R: ELLIATT top and pants set $249.95 here ; ELLIATT $199.95 here L-R: BY JOHHNY $330 here ; RACHEL GILBERT $799 hereL-R: MSGM approx $970 here ; REBECCA VALLANCE $499 hereL-R: TOPSHOP $69.95 here (alternative style in blue with red print here) ; BLACK HALO approx $548 hereL-R: KEEPSAKE $219.95 here ; TALULAH $350 hereL-R: TOPSHOP approx $89 here (alternative polka dot style $70 here) ; KEEPSAKE $219 here
L-R: JILL AND JACK $445 here (alternative style shorter brim no ribbon $295 here) ; LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $345 here ; JILL AND JACK $395 hereL-R: MORGAN & TAYLOR $169.95 here ; SARAH J CURTIS $655 here ; MORGAN & TAYLOR $89.95 here L-R: OLGA BERG $79.95 here ; DEBBIE KELLY MILLINERY $240 here (alternative style $79.95 here) ; OLGA BERG $129.95 here (also available in blue and white)L-R: KITTE gold $159 here ; OLGA BERG $99.95 here ; SUZY O’ROURKE $590 hereL-R: FORD MILLINERY $289.95 here ; MIMCO $149 here ; STEPHANIE SPENCER MILLINERY $419 here L-R: VIKTORIA NOVAK $895 here ; SYLVY EARL $395 here ; ALICIA DASH x LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $145 hereL-R: GUCCI approx $215 here ; EZARA J $490 here ; D.E MILLINERY hereL-R: D.E MILLINERY $279 here ; FORD MILLINERY $199.95 here (other colours available)L-R: MORGAN & TAYOR $79.95 here ; MORGAN & TAYLOR $149.95 here ; MORGAN & TAYLOR $129.95 hereL-R: MORGAN & TAYLOR $89.95 here ; LADY OF LEISURE MILLINERY $350 here ; DEBBIE KELLY MILLINERY $125 hereL-R: JENNIFER BEHR approx $550 here ; D.E MILLINERY $349 here ; KITTE $129 here