The Melbourne Cup's Crown Oaks Day might not be the day of the race that stops a nation, but who's focusing on the horses when there are this many pretty dresses to look at? The third day of the Cup, traditionally known as 'ladies day', is really just an excuse to see some big hats, bold florals and fairytale lace frocks paraded around in front of a racing backdrop. And while there's no holding a candle to Coco Rocha in not one but two dresses and a giant gilded headpiece, Whitney Port, Jennifer Hawkins and Jesinta Campbell all deserve at least an honorable mention. Who said frocks can't be fierce?
Hannah Ongley, is a freelance writer and editor living in Sydney. As theFashionSpot’s Australian contributor, she sources fashion news and model gossip from down under and writes about it for a global audience. Hannah has been writing professionally since 2009, and has since penned stories on everything from fashion to underground techno music for a myriad of publications based in Sydney and further abroad.