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What I Wore: Melbourne Cup 2023

7th November, 2023

It’s hard to believe it’s time for another Melbourne Cup day. It’s always one of my favourite race days as the dress code gives you the freedom to push the boundaries a little and take your look in another direction. This year, I turned to Aussie designer Mariam Seddiq who designed this pastel mini dress. I always gravitate towards colour at Melbourne Cup and with pastels trending for race attire, I thought this ever so delicate yellow hue would be perfect. What I love most about this design are the combination of curves in the scalloped edges worked back with the sharper lines on the neckline and sleeves. It’s a great balance and I thought the contrasting effect was quite striking. The finishing touches such as the split sleeve detail and the oversized buttons and plunging neckline with high collar also add an element of interest and boldness to the dress. It definitely fit the Cup attire brief.

I wanted to wear a brimmed hat for this occasion and the white hat by Somewhere Here worked back nicely with the rest of my ensemble. To further carry the white theme, I opted for a white Bulgari chain bag which made created a nice thread of consistency into my accessories. With a sprinkling of gorgeous jewellery by Jan Logan and yellow knotted heels by new shoe brand Edie Collective, I was ready for a little Walking on Sunshine moment with this yellow themed ensemble.

Credits: Dress, Mariam Seddiq; Bag, Bulgari; Heels (other colours here), Edie Collective; Hat, Somewhere Here; Jewellery, Jan Logan

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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