It’s safe to say that Melbourne Cup Carnival 2016 is off to a great start! Derby Day was a rip-roaring success, even for me who had to go on a last-minute dress hunt (I realised too late that the dress I had originally planned to wear wasn’t arriving until Monday — bummer). Anyway, it’s a Sunday, and I can think of no better way to nurse a hangover than by catching up on what everyone else wore (and maybe see what shenanigans were afoot). Here is the best of Derby Day 2016 Fashion. Enjoy, and see you all again at the Melbourne Cup (see my fashion edit here if you haven’t decided what to wear yet)!
The Best of Derby Day 2016 Fashion:
Aisha Jade in Steven Kahil
MYER Fashions on the Field Winner Gunita Kenina (center)
With runners-up Stacey Hanley and Tanya Lazarou...
Anna Heinrich in Bianca Spender with Tim Robards
Bec and Lleyton Hewitt
Elyse Knowles and Brooke Meredith in Misha Collection and Carla Zampatti
Emma Freedman in Rebecca Vallance
Erin Holland in Pasduchas
Jennifer Hawkins in Toni Maticevksi and Viktoria Novak
Jessica Gomes in Carla Zampatti
Jodi Anasta in Jonathan Simkhai
Kate Waterhouse in Balmain
Ms. World Australia Madeline Cowe
Nadia Bartel in Thurley
Rachel Finch in Toni Maticevski
Rebecca Judd in Toni Maticevski
Samantha Wills in Rachel Gilbert
Snezana Markoski in Misha Collection
All images are from Barcroft Media and Getty Images.Track Mode is a horse racing and fashion site founded and curated by Nina O’Brien. Find more racing fashion inspiration in our Ultimate Guide to Spring Racing Carnival 2016, or skip straight to What to Wear to the Races. You can also subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter to get exclusive race day fashion edits straight to your inbox, and be friends with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+.