Highlights of Fashion from the 2008 Melbourne cup

2008 Fashion Highlights at the Melbourne Cup

Spring has sprung and it is time to get your racing frocks, hats and fascinators ready. For the Race that stops the nation, there needs to be fashion that makes the nation stop and turn its head, the Melbourne Cup is just as well known for the Fashion events as much as the racing.

Fashion at the Races

No hat is too ostentatious and no outfit too out there. The Melbourne Cup is Fashion as much as it is racing, below are some highlights from last year 2008 Melbourne Cup Fashions.

Big hats and bigger smiles.

A arrray of beautiful damsels  and knights in shining armour not.

Suggestions for ladies dressing up for the occasion !!

Tips from Designer Ray Costarella at caulfield

Beware the fascinator. “If you are going to do a hat, then do a hat. Stuff stuck in your hair does not cut it. Some women just feel compelled to have to wear something, anything, in their hair.”

A successful look is well put together, but not necessarily all matched up. “Put some thought into it. You don’t have to spend a fortune, it’s not about that.”

It’s not about being loud. “When in doubt tone it down. It’s not about being the loudest on the field.”

Watch your skirt length. It’s not about showing off leg.

Shoulders covered. No strapless dresses.

No fake tan. “Tan like a chicken looks are all wrong.”

Men must make an effort. Those who don’t like a tie, try a cravat. A shirt is necessary, as are trousers. “Shorts are OK in the carpark, but certainly not in the member’s stand.”


Australia’s most prestigious fashions are showcased at the Melbourne Cup carnival.

Feathers  and fascinators always play a big role in the Melbourne Carnival fashion.

As the Hats and Dresses define the women men are marked out by their suits.


It’s also about being quirky in your Fashion sense.


Large crowd’s gather, hat’s mark out the women and suits the men.

Having fun is also part of the Fashion.

The pictures above are just some of the highlights from last years 2008  Melbourne Cup and there are sure to be many more this year, it’s also worth remembering that the 43rd MYER Fashions on the field requires pre-booking to enter.

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