Last Year's 10 Best Celebrity Melbourne Cup Looks to Give You Race Day Inspo


Don't panic, but there's just over a week until Melbourne Cup Day. That means just over a week to get your hair and nails done, find the perfect dress, and pick a pair of heels that won't end up in your hands at the end of the day (who are we kidding, that'll happen anyway!).

So if you're struggling to find the right direction for your race day outfit, relax - we're here to help with a little style inspiration from the stars. Join us as we revisit some of the hottest celeb looks to grace the Birdcage last year. Start taking notes!

1. Elyse Knowles

Last year's genetically-blessed Block winner Elyse was a tangerine dream in this custom Cappellazzo Couture creation, gravity-defying Lana Wilkinson headpiece and gorgeous matching gold clutch and pumps.

2. Pia Miller

Home and Away star and model Pia was a stand out in this forest green fringed frock by Dion Lee and black wide-brimmed Sarah Curtis hat. Her simple black heels and round, oversized sunnies perfectly completed her chic look.

3. Georgia Love

Former Bachelorette Georgia Love opted for a fun, flirty, feminine look with a floral custom frock from Bronx and Banco and a dainty yet eye-catching Lady of Leisure headpiece atop a cute, youthful ponytail. And we can't get enough of that fire-engine-red YSL clutch!

4. Robyn Lawley

The Aussie stunner and mum-of-one showed off some skin in this low-cut, split-leg Zhivago number with an on-trend, headscarf-inspired black hat by Kerrie Stanley. We love that Robyn opted for a natural makeup look, letting her outfit be the hero.

5. Jennifer Hawkins

The unofficial race day Queen and Myer ambassador didn't disappoint last year, serving up a look that was both retro and modern. Jen's Alex Perry dress was a sheer delight (sorry, couldn't resist), and by choosing an understated embellished headband, she let her fabulous frock do the talking.

6. Anna Heinrich

Bringing a much-needed ray of sunshine to last year's dreary Melbourne Cup, OG Bachelor winner Anna donned a one-shouldered marigold Rebecca Valance split-leg dress with gorgeous bow detailing and a navy Scanlan Theodore headpiece.

7. Brooke Hogan

Instagram model Brooke brought flamenco flair to the Birdcage last year in a frilly, salsa-inspired Nicole Finetti dress, topped off with a matching Suzy O'Rourke Millinery headpiece. Is it just us, or does she look EXACTLY like the dancing girl emoji? 💃🤔

8. Nadia Bartel

As a fashion blogger, expectations were high for Nadia, and as per usual, she nailed it. This lacy red-and-white Thurley frock and ostentatious Viktoria Novak headpiece was one of our favourite looks of the day.

9. Jessie Murphy

A bun in the oven is no obstacle to looking like an absolute knock-out, as Jessie proved last year. Her burgeoning bump was the perfect accessory to this vibrant custom Cappellazzo Couture design and sophisticated Danica Erard headpiece.

10. Paris Jackson

The award for last year's most laidback, "no f**ks given" yet still on-point outfit definitely went to the King of Pop's daughter. If anyone else had worn this bohemian Morrison dress with brown boots, they would've been torn to shreds, but on Paris, it just works.

Now that you've got some ideas for your outfit, it's time to start planning a pre-races pamper session! For a chic hair makeover, on-point brows and lashes, an indulgent mani-pedi or a rejuvenating facial, hit up Scoopon for all the hottest beauty and wellness deals in your area.

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