Oakes Day (traditionally Ladies Day) is about simplicity and an appreciation for the details. We suggest you go for a sleek silver suit with a pastel coloured shirt. If your attending the races with someone special, match your tie to your date’s dress. If you don’t have someone special then this is the day to put in a real effort. Your horse may not be a winner on the race track, but with plenty of single ladies at Flemington you may get lucky anyway! Complete your look with a brown dress shoe, brown belt and silver tie pin, cufflinks and watch. Don’t forget to wear the official flower of the day; A pastel pink rose.