Behold The Most Ridic Hats Celebs Plonked On Their Scones For Melbourne Cup

It’s that time of year again: Melbourne Cup is upon us, which means a handful of Australia’s most recognisable faces make their way down to Flemington for the ugh, dare I say it, ‘race that stops a nation’. I hate myself already.

Of course, no day at the races is complete without a generous serve of peacocking style – and this year was no exception, with celebrities bringing some particularly OTT hats, averting eyes off-track and onto the sidelines.

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As someone who actively dislikes the whole idea of horseracing, searching for the most cooked looks down at Melbourne is suitable sport for me.

Here we round up every must-see hat and fascinator from the Melbourne Cup, from the dainty to the downright insane.

Strap yourself in folks, here we go!

Elyse Knowles wore a hat the size of a watermelon:

Rebecca Harding opted for a fuck-off massive bow:

Racing regular, Kate Waterhouse, had a similar idea re: the bow:

Aaaand it’s a hat trick, with Tully Smyth reppin’ the same ~lewk~ (and no, I don’t care that it’s a cricket phrase):

Meanwhile, Jodi Anasta’s coming in hot from the year 3000:

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Lara Worthington wore this beret, giving us major page boy vibes in the process

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Sam Armytage was all about this…. bold… floral choice:

Julie Bishop wore this fierce crow/placemat sitch:

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Anna Heinrich kept things pretty low-key with this red mesh headpiece:

Meghan Gale went for this trippy gold metallic halo situation, and I don’t hate it:

Rachael Finch wore a headpiece that looks kinda like a head-brace:

Sarah Boulazeris was a total goddess in this pretty headpiece:

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Same thing for doll Nathalie Kelly:

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Gina Rinehart stepped out looking like a White Lady Funerals staff member:

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Olivia Molly Rogers oozed luxe Italian Rivera feels in this gold flower crown: