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Centre of Melbourne Cup 2015

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 11.30am - 05.00pm

Centre of Melbourne Cup 2015

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Centre of Melbourne Cup returns to the GCCEC in 2015.

Your ultimate race day will be filled with fun and laughter, guaranteed.

Individual and group bookings available, bookings essential.

* plus booking fee

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Race attire, please see below for style tips for both the ladies and gentlemen. Please note this is a general guide.


  1. Keep it classy. Race days are steeped in tradition and that tradition should be honoured.
  2. Plan your outfit starting with the dress. It can be done but it’s a whole lot easier to find the dress and then buy the hat (or have it made) to suit.
  3. Headwear is a must. A hat, fascinator or headpiece … it’s not a race day outfit without one.
  4. It’s spring so your outfit should reflect that. Traditionally Melbourne Cup Day fashion is associated with a whole lot of colour.
  5. Match but don’t match. You want all the elements in your outfit to complement each other but you’re not going for a matchy-matchy scenario.
  6. Choose your footwear wisely. It’s never a good look to leave a Melbourne Cup Day function – or the races – barefoot and carrying your shoes in your hand.
  7. If buying a new dress, buy something that you know you’ll wear again. Ideally you already have an event or occasion coming up during the party season where you know you’ll be able to trot it out without the headwear.
  8. Book in with your hairdresser. If you haven’t already done this and are planning attending a fancy Cup Day function, stop reading and make the call.
  9. Your makeup should go the distance. Primer is your friend, as is a long-lasting foundation, smudge-proof mascara and either a gloss you can easily re-apply or a long-wear lippy.
  10. Be comfortable. You don’t want anything getting in the way of a fun afternoon.


  1. This is not a time to mess around with suiting conventions. To ensure you nail it in the style stakes this year, here’s a guide to getting suited and booted for the day.
  2. If you wear a suit, show a little shirt beneath your suit cuffs.
  3. Wear a dress shirt with cuff links – this isn’t just a day at the office!
  4. Add a buttonhole flower for the day. The rose is traditionally the Melbourne Cup flower of choice.
  5. Do make sure everything you wear is smart and neat, with no rips or tears.
  6. Don’t forget to consider your socks with your overall look, as they’ll show when you sit down.
  7. Don’t fasten the bottom button on your jacket or waistcoat.
  8. Don’t be afraid of a little colour. Even mix up your patterns for a modern look.
  9. Wear a pocket square to match your tie and nice smart shoes to finish off your look.
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