Melbourne Cup Day at Clifford Park

Embrace Spring by featuring your ultimate raceday outfit in Clifford Park’s Melbourne Cup Grand Central Fashions on the Field. Racegoers are encouraged to wear unique and striking designs – and don’t forget to include your best headpiece that will make you stand out from the crowd!

Registrations for Melbourne Cups Fashions on the Field will be taken in the Corporate Trackside Marquee. Make sure to enter for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

Fashions on the Field Categories

Best Dressed Ladieswear Winner
Best Dressed Menswear Winner
Best Hat/Headpiece Winner

Criteria

  • Appropriateness of the outfit for the particular event
  • Originality and confidence
  • Attention to detail with accessories
  • Appreciation of current fashion trends
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Must be 18 or over

Appropriateness of the outfit for the particular event and conditions

  • Entrants should dress with the weather in mind ie. if it’s a spring raceday, they should dress in appropriate clothing, not in a summer dress;
  • Lush grass and surrounds should also be considered, as footwear should be tailored to the conditions.
  • Entrants should not be dressed as if they are going to a nightclub – appropriate daywear is essential.

Originality and confidence

  • The entrant’s personality and willingness to think outside the square should be obvious in their outfit;
  • They should look confident and happy in their outfit and wear something that makes them stand out in a positive manner.

Attention to detail with accessories

  • Ladies, appropriate headwear is essential as is a men’s tie or neckwear and materials reflect the season, i.e. felt, feathers, wool, net, fabric. *Note straw is more suitable for Spring or Summer racewear;
  • The overall picture must be considered in the judging – bag, shoes, gloves, jewellery, hosiery and headwear;
  • The entire outfit must be complementary and fit together.

Appreciation of current fashion trends

  • Entrants must show that they’re aware of current trends and interpret these trends in their own way;
  • Elements of their outfit should reflect current trends without losing the entrant’s personal flair.

Grooming and deportment

  • Entrants will be judged according to not only their outfit, but also the way they carry themselves on stage;
  • Hair, makeup and behaviour on stage will also be considered by the judges.

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EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Tuesday, 7 November, 2017
LOCATION: Clifford Park Racecourse
GATES OPEN: 10.00am
FUNCTIONS OPEN: 11.30am
FIRST RACE: TBC
RACE TIMES
RACE 1: TBC
RACE 2: TBC
RACE 3: TBC
RACE 4: TBC
RACE 5: TBC
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