While Melbourne itself has a public holiday for the event, everywhere else in Australia takes the Tuesday (if work allows them)to go to events and functions to have cocktails and canapé and dress up to the nines.
Cup week involves 4 days of racing, and each day has its own theme for 'fashions on the field'. I have outlined the days below, with an example of an outfit that you could wear to the day!
Traditionally a day for black and white outfits. Keep it classic with a little black dress in a conservative cut.
Oaks Day (Monday)
Often referred to as 'Ladies Day', it the day to go with lace, pastels and Florals.
Cup Day (Tuesday)
This is the day to go super trendy with bright colours, fun cuts and over the top fascinator. Make sure that you keep the cut below the knew for modesty sake and tradition.
Stakes Day (Wednesday)
Typically more of a family day, it's acceptable to wear more relaxed dresses. Opt for wedges and maybe a wide brimmed hat.
What will you wear to the races?