Delta Goodrem dons 'unacceptable' dress to Melbourne Cup event

Delta Goodrem has attended a Melbourne Cup event in Sydney wearing an outfit that Victoria Racing Club would deem "not acceptable" in VIP areas of the racecourse.

The Aussie star attended a Lexus Melbourne Cup event held in Sydney this week, wearing a green floral dress with sheer puff sleeves and cut-outs on her hips that showed off her midriff.

Delta Goodrem attends a Melbourne Cup
The singer's daring outfit choice would not have been allowed at Flemington racecourse. Photo: Getty

VIP guests of the prestigious Melbourne Cup have always been subjected to strict dress codes, which have been in place since 1864.

Documents published on the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) website highlight that the same strict guidelines from previous years apply to its members - in areas such as the Birdcage.

These rules included “no garments which show midriff” as well as a ban on short jumpsuits and playsuits, jeans, shorts, and tights. as well as “ripped” clothing.


Other looks deemed “not acceptable” at Flemington include bulky jackets like parkas and duffel coats.

The rules did not apply at the private venue in Sydney, but Delta's daring look would not have flown at the racecourse on big day itself.

Delta Goodrem attends a Melbourne Cup
The star's green floral dress featured cut outs that showed off her midriff. Photo: Getty

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Day experience in Sydney was hosted Ambassador Emma Freedman.

Others in attendance included former NRL player Anthony Minichiello, Kate Waterhouse, model Montana Cox, Samantha Wills, TV presenter Sally Obermeder, and Tristan McManus.

It came just two weeks after the Australian Turf Club (ATC) stated trendy “cut out” dresses were now “unacceptable” race day attire in its members areas.

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