What to wear to Melbourne Cup 2022

Strike a pose in these statement-making shoes, dresses and fascinators for Melbourne Cup day 2022.

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If you’re into fashion, Melbourne Cup isn’t about the horses. It’s the day when all eyes are glued to the fashion on the fields. It’s a glamorous, star-studded event and everyone is invited to dress up and pull out their fanciest frocks. Out of all the events on the Spring Racing calendar, this is the big one. And if you’re dressing to impress, this is the day you’ll want to bring out the real showstoppers and high-fashion pieces in your closet.

Sequins, chiffon, embroidery and silks are all welcome at this fashion event – whatever makes the biggest impact. Just remember to factor in the “no midriffs” and “no strapless dress” traditions of racing fashion.

Even if you’re not celebrating on the field – perhaps you’re having a party at home or in the office – there’s no reason not to dress up! Scroll through to see the hottest, statement-making fascinators, dresses and shoes we’ve found for Melbourne Cup day 2022 on Tuesday 5 November.

Melbourne Cup dresses

Aubrey gathered ruffled floral-jacquard maxi dress
Aubrey gathered ruffled floral-jacquard maxi dress

NET-A-PORTER

ASOS DESIGN high neck backless pencil midi dress
ASOS DESIGN high neck backless pencil midi dress

ASOS

Ireson printed off-the-shoulder midi dress
Ireson printed off-the-shoulder midi dress

MATCHESFASHION


Melbourne Cup shoes

Ibitha Goldfish Yellow Weave Stiletto Heel
Ibitha Goldfish Yellow Weave Stiletto Heel

Wittner

Regeena Rose Gold Metalic Leather Block Heel Sandal
Regeena Rose Gold Metalic Leather Block Heel Sandal

Wittner


Melbourne Cup fascinators


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