Is there a dress code for the Melbourne Cup?
The first thing to note is that, if you’re heading to Flemington Racecourse for the actual event, there is no dress code for general admissions.
Melbourne Cup Men’s Outfit For Members
If you’re looking to score style points without too much fuss, we recommend a classic blazer and chino combination. Blazers and chinos are a great option as they allow you to mix and match colours and are typically lighter weight than a full suit, perfect for the November heat. Chinos will also pair well with a greater range of shirt fabrics, including linen.
Wear the look:
Remember you will need to add a tie and bow tie and dress shoes to finish your look if heading to the Members area.
If you’re heading to the General Admissions section, you’re not bound by the rules of the members area so you can let your fashion instincts take over. If, however, you’re heading to a Melbourne Cup event or party, it would be worth checking your invitation or tickets in case of any specific dress requirements. To help get you started on your outfit, we’ve put together three of this season's best outfits for inspiration.
If you’re spending the day outdoors, you’ll most likely want something cool but classic. This contrasting coloured linen duo will do just that. This outfit speaks for itself and is a truly timeless look that you could wear to the Melbourne Cup year after year.
Add a bit of flair to your look with a print shirt. Perfect for the warmer weather, the vintage-inspired geo print is toned down by the warm sand background colour, perfect for every venue. Pair with sandals for a more casual finish or dress shoes to take it up a level.
For the Melbourne Cup you’ll likely want to dress up a little from your standard tee and a polo shirt is a great way to do this. A real wardrobe staple, you can dress it up or down with shorts or pants, and even finish with a blazer or crew neck jumper if it’s set to get colder in the evening.
Wherever you're celebrating the Melbourne Cup this year, show of your style with our men's top picks.