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Melbourne Cup: Last Minute Style Advice

Create a flawless last minute look!


Whether you’re going to actually be at the races having a bet, dining at a fine establishment with your work crew, or getting together with your pals – It’s going to be one hell of an afternoon. To all those peeps who have jobs where they are unable to join in on the festivities, I truly am sorry… #suckers

Now if you haven’t read my article about racewear, you’re a naughty little sausage, but in the spirit of racing happiness, I’ll give you another chance here.

If you still don’t have your look sorted, these 6 styles (plus HEAPS more) have dropped since the article went live that I’m OBSESSING over. I look at them and feel so sad that they all can’t be mine and that I can’t wear a pretty frock everyday without looking like a mighty fool?


So anyway if you don’t have your dress, sort that shit out now. Order before 3pm and you’ll have your dress the very next day (however I wouldn’t advise waiting till Monday).

So what now!? Well silly, the dress is the least of your problems. Now’s the time to sort out everything else. Don’t despair, Showpo is here to help you with everything you could possibly need to know or own before the race that stops the nation begins!


I can’t look past these, they could make even the un-dainty of cankles look elegant…


Just remember that if you’re going to be standing on a grassy area, stiletto heels are probably not a good option as you’ll sink (I’ve made that mistake – not fun). Opt for a thicker heel (like these cuties) instead.


As an act of public service, please keep the aviators at home. It’s ONE DAY people and we’re not on a boat or at a festival. Keep it classy with a more ladylike frame like one of these.



Obviously, we need a bag on the day, where else would we put all our things!? When looking for a bag, you want something that’s compact, without being so small you have to compromise your face mist (unless you can just toss that in your pals bag).



If your dress is simple, create a look that’s next level with some awesome accessories. Cinch in your waist with a cute belt or pop on some statement earrings.



Can you believe I left this till last given it’s pretty much the only thing that makes the races stand out in the fashion game? Basically, if you don’t have something sitting on your noggin, you may as well be at any other event. Choose from a hat, fascinator, crown or detailed headband.


Click here to see everything races beauty related.
Click here to see what you need to take on the day.

Words by Kelly McCarren

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