Our Editor’s Best-Dressed from the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Amanda Stavropoulos

Fashion at the Melbourne Cup Carnival has changed dramatically over the years (all thanks to Jean Shrimpton in 1965), but one thing that remains a constant, is sleek, elevated style, will always win. Last year, neon dresses were the trend of choice for the race that stops the nation. This year? It’s a mixed bag. Colours, ruffles, embellishments—it’s clear everyone’s taking inspiration from the Gucci rulebook and opting for opulence and fun detail.

So, as the racing carnival is coming to a close (we only have Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day left), read our guide on how to get the most out of your accessories post-race season.

Click through to see our editor’s best-dressed from the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

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