Spring time in Melbourne brings much activity for those who are looking to shed the Winter blues. One of the best known Spring time events is the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival which is held at Flemington Racecource.
Melbourne is fortunate enough to hold such a spectacular event each year that brings not only Victorians, but also International fans and well-known celebrities to Melbourne each November. If you are one for fashion then Melbourne Cup is the best venue to show off, promote and parade your latest outfit. Not to forget, an outfit is not complete without a hat. Oaks Day is usually all about the hat and then the outfit, so choose wisely and make sure that your hat and outfit compliment each other.
Melbourne Cup consists of four unique race days:
• DAY 1 Saturday – AAMI Victoria Derby Day – October 31
• DAY 2 Tuesday – Emirates Melbourne Cup Day November 3
• DAY 3 Thursday – Crown Oaks Day November 5
• DAY 4 Saturday – Emirates Stakes Day November 7
The AAMI Victoria Derby Day is the most prestigious day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. In the fashion sense, this day is traditionally renowned for its black & white colour scheme for women, while men often choosea morning suit, peacock vest and pin-stripe pants. This is day one of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition which is held at the east end of the front lawn. AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 2 November 2013, at Flemington. The official flower for the event is the cornflower.
The Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is the main event during the Melbourne Cup Carnival where the fields are packed with crowds of people attending to be part of the main event. It is the day to be daring and outrageous with strong fashion statements that will attract anyone’s attention. This is day two of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition which is held at the east end of the front lawn. The official flower for the event is the yellow rose.
The Crown Oaks Day is better known as Ladie’s Day where the women focus on the best garment and, most importantly, the hat. This is day three of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition which is held at the east end of the front lawn. Being one of the most stylish of days, you will be amongst those who are fashion conscious and who are there to admire the glamour and array of outfits on display. The official flower for the event is the pink rose.
Emirates Stakes Day is the conclusion of Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival. Being known as Family Day, it is a very relaxed and friendly environment, full of free activities and entertainment for children of all ages. The fashion for the day is fun and understated. The official flower for the event is the red rose.