Fashions on the field

There are a few basic principles you must abide by in order to be eligible for our Race Day Awards.

There are some great prizes on offer for this year's Fashion on the Field competitions.

All ladies and gentlemen, providing they are adhering to the criteria are eligible to enter Fashions on the field. Entrants should register between the times advised at the Fashion Stage, unless otherwise approached by our expert Fashion on the Field official scouts. There will be the Fashions on the Field overall winner in the Classic Ladies Racewear and Classic Mens Racewear. Runner up prizes are on offer for feature days only or unless stipulated.


The categories for the 2019 TAB Melbourne Cup day Artisan Aesthetics Clinic Fashions on the field are:

Classic Ladies Race wear - Winner and Runner Up
Classic Mens Race wear  - Winner and Runner Up 
Millinery Award - Winner only

Up to 15 finalists will be chosen from each category.

Registrations will open at 12:30pm and close at 1:30pm. 

Men's Heats will start at 1:10pm.

Women's Heats will start at 2pm.

Men's Finals will start 3:10pm.

Women's Finals will start at 4:40pm.

Melbourne Cup is the perfect opportunity for you to have your head to toe moment – create a look that is unique and authentically you. Style and originality are what our judges are looking for on this special occasion.

The official flower of Melbourne Cup is the Yellow Rose, so it’s always nice to incorporate that into your look if you can.

That said, this day is about bold looks and expressing your true self.

For our women we advise your dress should be appropriate for a day at the races and original millinery is always preferred. Traditionally straw and floral are summer millinery fabrics, felt is not.

We advise you to leave any denim, midriff or playsuits at home.

For our men a tailored suit with dress shoes and a splash of colour with your accessories is advised.

The devil, our dear racing friends, is in the detail; hat, bag, pocket square, jewellery, shoes, impeccable grooming and deportment will go a long way.

Fashion with an edge – a ‘Stand-alone’ look!

Goodluck and we can’t wait to see you at Thoroughbred Park.