August 13, 2022
Melbourne Cup fashion

Fashion Highlights at the Melbourne Cup in 2021

A smaller than typical contingent of Australian celebrities are dressed to the nines and en route to Flemington Racecourse, the race’s home.

In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, 2021 event was limited to 10,000 fully vaccinated attendees. Race day celebrations have been reinstated as part of Victoria’s “vaccinated economy” initiative. Let’s check out the Melbourne Cup fashion in 2021.

Melbourne Cup Fashion 2021: Highlights

On the race day, all eyes were on Lexus Melbourne Cup star Delta Goodrem, who arrived at Flemington Racecourse in not one but two spectacular ensembles.

Delta debuted in a daring jumpsuit before switching to a second daring ensemble – a nearly fluorescent orange floor-length gown with a billowing cape. The bright orange gown made a statement when the performer transitioned from a pre-recorded rendition of her performance song to a live performance on stage. Along with the dramatic cape, the gown featured long sleeves and a high neck, which ensured no skin was exposed during the performance.

Kate Waterhouse, a TV presenter and racing personality, was likewise lovely in a tight black gown with a plunging neckline.

Meanwhile, former reality star Tayla Damir chose an eye-catching backless gown, while MasterChef Australia judge Melissa Leong chose a stunning black strapless gown.

Additionally, the cape flailed dramatically behind the celebrity, highlighting an unforgettable Cup Day performance.

The singer posed confidently in designer Mariam Seddiq’s contrasting-colored flared one-piece.

The 36-year-old – who also serves as a Victoria Racing Club (VRC) ambassador – accessorized her vibrant ensemble with a fluorescent pink enormous hat, a stark contrast to the light pink of her jumpsuit.

The AFL WAG’s ensemble featured a bronze print, which she paired with a metallic hat, while she posed sultrily over her shoulder to show off her exposed flesh.

Candice Warner, who is celebrating the Lexus Melbourne Cup from Sydney this year, wore a one-shoulder gown in the event’s signature red tones. The figure-hugging gown is embellished with a ruffle on the right shoulder and is coupled with an oversized matching cap.


In Melbourne Cup fashion, the traditional ‘Fashion on the Field’ competition has been replaced by a safer ‘Fashion on Your Front Lawn’ race dress competition, but the clothes on display are expected to be as spectacular as ever.

After missing last year’s race, Australian celebrities have gone all out for the race that stops the nation.

So, following Derby Day’s monochromatic atmosphere, the Melbourne Cup fashion promised to be an explosion of colour with the style set in attendance.

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