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About Fashions on the Field

Since the option to bet on who will win Fashions on the Field isn’t available as of yet, we have decided to take a look at what it will entail when it becomes a possibility, which we expect won’t be far off.

While the Melbourne Cup draws most of the attention, the fashion can be said to steal the limelight from time to time, specifically for the Myer Fashions on the Field competition.

There are two main categories in the Fashions on the Field event including;

  • Women’s Racewear – National Competition
  • Men’s Racewear
  • There are also two invitation-only categories including;

  • The Design Award
  • The Millinery Award
  • The winners of the Fashions on the Field categories are determined during the Melbourne Cup Carnival but it can be said that the women’s category is a year long event as every State holds its own competition throughout the year in order to determine the entrants of the final.

    To place your bets, you would need to adhere to the criteria for each category of the Fashions on the Fields.

    Women’s Racewear – National Competition

    Over the year and up until November, the Myer Fashions on the Field State Finals (Women’s Racewear only) are held in every State (except Victoria which we will detail below) in order to determine the finalists for the Myer Fashions on the Field National Final at Flemington on Crown Oaks Day.

    To determine who competes for Victoria, the daily winners of the Women’s Racewear competitions at Flemington held on the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, the AAMI Victoria Derby Day and the Crown Oaks Day all compete against one another and the winner is crowned the Victorian finalist. She then advances to the Myer Fashions on the Field National Final.

    This means you would be able to do your research on every State’s finalist, except for Victoria, in order to bet on who is going to win this category. If you were after the biggest risk/gamble, you could bet on the Victorian winner – even if it hadn’t been determined yet.

    When performing your research to place your bets we would recommend sticking to the criteria to make a sound choice. This includes ensuring the State finalist:

  • Has style and originality
  • Is appropriate for the Melbourne Cup Carnival and the individual
  • Has paid attention to detail with accessories
  • Has included current fashion trends
  • Men’s Racewear

    In 2001, Men’s Racewear was added to the Myer Fashions on the Field. We think this category is more risky in terms of betting due to the lack of interstate competitions to determine entrants.

    The Men’s Raceway category is held on the AAMI Victoria Derby Day and anyone can register and compete, meaning we can’t do our research leading up to the day. As with the women’s category, we suggest sticking to the criteria if possible when placing your bets on the day ensuring there is:

  • Style and originality
  • The outfit is appropriate for the Melbourne Cup Carnival and the individual
  • Accessories, such as a hat, lapel flower
  • The inclusion of current fashion trends
  • Invitational-only events

    The Design Award and the Millinery Award were introduced in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

    The Design Award focuses on designers and their creations, while the Millinery Award focuses primarily on the hat or headpiece.

    Once again, if you were to place a bet, we would suggest relying on the criteria with the Design Award featuring the following:

  • Style
  • Originality
  • Inclusion of modern fashion trends
  • Appropriateness
  • A millinery component
  • Accessories
  • While relying on the criteria for the Millinery Award, which includes:

  • Style
  • Originality
  • Concept of the design theme
  • Wearability
  • Quality
  • Appropriateness
  • If betting becomes available for the Fashions on the Field, we would also recommend looking up what’s hot with Myer’s 2015 Spring/Summer launch and base your pick for the women’s category on the State finalist that have similar style to what was on the runway.

    Additionally, learning about the popular styles may help you pick a winner in the other categories if you are on the same length at the judges.

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