Melbourne Cup 2019: Glamorous and wacky racegoers don sky-high hats, florals and LOTS of yellow – Daily Mail

Glamorous and wacky punters descended from far and wide on Melbourne Cup day with thousands of ladies taking to the field in stunning floral dresses and bold fashion choices.

But while the celebrities all pitched up in chauffeur-driven cars and by helicopter, it was actually the partygoers on public transport who caught the eye of many, thanks to their bold colour choices and striking ensembles. 

Bumble marketing director Michelle Battersby was one of the most glamorous on the day, wearing an Eliya the Label dress, Stephanie Spencer headpiece and shoes by stylist to the stars Lana Wilkinson. 

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Bumble marketing director Michelle Battersby was one of the most glamorous, wearing an Eliya the Label dress and Stephanie Spencer headpiece (pictured)

Bumble marketing director Michelle Battersby was one of the most glamorous, wearing an Eliya the Label dress and Stephanie Spencer headpiece (pictured)

Fashions on the Field winner Carena West (pictured) also channelled a pretty floral vibe, with a colourful dress and giant green headpiece

Fashions on the Field winner Carena West (pictured) also channelled a pretty floral vibe, with a colourful dress and giant green headpiece

Bumble marketing director Michelle Battersby was one of the most glamorous on the day, wearing an Eliya the Label dress and Stephanie Spencer headpiece (left), while Fashions on the Field winner Carena West (right) also channelled a pretty floral vibe, with a colourful dress and giant green headpiece

Fashions on the Field winner Carena West also channelled a pretty floral vibe, with a colourful dress and giant green headpiece. 

Towering headpieces were the order of the day, with both Fashions on the Fields entrants and general punters opting for sky-high, colourful designs.

One stylish racegoer stood out for all the right reasons, in a purple floor-length dress and pink accessories.

While another entrant for the highly coveted Fashions on the Field award plumped for floor-length polka dot yellow, which she accessorised with a turquoise headband and sandals.

Meanwhile track-side, many of the girls wore floral mini-dresses, as they snapped away selfies among the crowds (pictured)

Meanwhile track-side, many of the girls wore floral mini-dresses, as they snapped away selfies among the crowds (pictured)

Meanwhile track-side, many of the girls wore floral mini-dresses, as they snapped away selfies among the crowds (pictured)

Yellow was a major trend for punters on the day (racegoers and Fashions on the Field entrants pictured)

Yellow was a major trend for punters on the day (racegoers and Fashions on the Field entrants pictured)

Yellow was a major trend for punters on the day (racegoers and Fashions on the Field entrants pictured)

Yellow was a major trend among punters for the day, and and while some went for stylish one-shouldered numbers, another made the more daring decision to wear a yellow suit jacket, black belt and yellow tutu skirt. 

She wasn’t alone with her unusual choice of outfit.

One Fashions on the Field entrant wore an intricate feathered dress with a fanning cape and giant headpiece.

Meanwhile track-side, many of the girls wore floral mini-dresses, as they snapped away selfies among the crowds. 

Some went for more quirky designs, such as this Fashions on the Field entrant (pictured)

Some went for more quirky designs, such as this Fashions on the Field entrant (pictured)

A woman made the more ring decision to wear a yellow suit jacket, black belt and yellow tutu skirt (pictured)

A woman made the more ring decision to wear a yellow suit jacket, black belt and yellow tutu skirt (pictured)

Some went for more quirky designs, such as this Fashions on the Field entrant (left) and a woman (right), who made the more daring decision to wear a yellow suit jacket, black belt and yellow tutu skirt

While many of the celebrities took chauffeur-driven cars and helicopters to the event, others took public transport (pictured)

While many of the celebrities took chauffeur-driven cars and helicopters to the event, others took public transport (pictured)

While many of the celebrities took chauffeur-driven cars and helicopters to the event, others took public transport (pictured)

Pink and red worn together was one of the breakout trends of the day (pictured)

Pink and red worn together was one of the breakout trends of the day (pictured)

Pink and red worn together was one of the breakout trends of the day (pictured)

The Fashions on the Field entries always draw some of the most colourful outfits (pictured)

The Fashions on the Field entries always draw some of the most colourful outfits (pictured)

The Fashions on the Field entries always draw some of the most colourful outfits (pictured)