Dressing up, swapping your slides for a snazz pair of actual shoes, and considering the state of your hair are all activities slowly entering our psyche now that pandemic restrictions have eased. Thankfully, we’ve had a few months to practice them as the ANZA Melbourne Cup Race Day 2022 is back on Tuesday 1 November! Getting glam is the name of the game, especially if you’re taking part in our coveted Fashions on the Field competition to find Mr and Mrs Melbourne Cup 2022.

The ANZA Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of the most popular Aussie sporting events to be recreated on the red dot annually, and Fashions on the Field – where we crown three attendees with the titles of Mr Melbourne Cup 2022, Mrs Melbourne Cup 2022 and Best Millinery – is key to proceedings.

Entry to the Anantara Angkor Resort Fashions on the Field Competition at the ANZA Melbourne Cup is $10. One hundred percent of funds raised from the competition and the Charity Prize Draw go to Riding for the Disabled, Singapore (RDA). The winner of each category will walk away with a two-night stay at Anantara Angkor Resort, Cambodia for two adults in the Premier Suite, inclusive of breakfast and round-trip airport transfers.

Every year we’re inundated with entries, with the standard of stylish participants increasing each time – check out the pics on this page and here for inspo! 

Spectacular headgear

This best-dressed competition provides you with the opportunity to don your best bib n tucker and show off your innate style and spectacular headgear. Ladies, don’t be shy, the sky’s the limit with your look with headgear bagging extra chic points. Gentlemen, ditch the bermudas and slip into something more suave and suity. The tone we’re looking for? Think elegance and grace that is synonymous with spring racing – with an eclectic signature twist of your own thrown in!

As always, Fashions on the Field will be judged by an elite panel of judges at the event:

  • Monica Millington is a Texan fashion entrepreneur and reality personality based in Singapore. She began her Singapore journey with the launch of her first menswear brand Tropick (@tropick) in 2020, and most recently, the unisex leisurewear line, Sette (@sette). 
  • Elizabeth Grace is an International Couture Designer and Founder of Elizabeth Grace Couture, a bridalwear label that is “breaking traditions” for sustainability. Elizabeth has designed for Hollywood celebrity clients, awards shows like Asia’s Got Talent and The Brit Awards, and even used her developed 3D technology scanning system to tailor make suits for the F1 drivers at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Read on for some tips on what to bear in mind if you want to land the prestigious title of Mr Melbourne Cup 2022, Mrs Melbourne Cup 2022, and Best Millinery … and get raiding your wardrobe sharpish! 

Ms Melbourne Cup 2022: Simple style tips

  • Appropriateness of outfit for Fashions on the Field
  • Style and originality
  • Headpiece 
  • Attention to detail with accessories 
  • Unique personal touch
  • Colour palette/co-ordination
  • Pulled together with panache
  • Grooming and deportment

 Mr Melbourne Cup 2022: What to consider

  • Appropriateness of outfit for Fashions on the Field
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessories 
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Colour palette/co-ordination
  • Personal flair

Best Millinery: Bear this in mind

  • Contemporary & classic racewear
  • Design & style
  • Originality
  • Wearability
  • Quality and workmanship of the millinery
  • Coordination with outfit /complimentary
  • Grooming and hair appropriate for the millinery

Every year, The ANZA Melbourne Cup Race Day is hosted by the Singapore Turf Club. The buzz of this iconic Australian carnival is recreated here in Singapore with live betting – the only place to do so in Singapore – including big screens beaming all the action in from Flemington in Melbourne. It’ a brilliant opportunity to raise money for Riding For The Disabled Singapore (RDA) who provide free horse riding therapy for children and adults all over Singapore. This year, we’re also thrilled to welcome AAM Advisory as the new Platinum and Presenting Sponsors of this prestigious event.

Register your place at Fashions on the Field 2022 here.