Melbourne Cup: Plunging dresses dominate 2020 fashion stakes

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

The Melbourne Cup 2020 is well and truly underway and while there may be no crowds at Flemington racecourse this year, that hasn’t stopped the celebrities from donning their best attire for the day.

SAS Australia star Arabella Del Busso put her brief time on the show well behind her by ditching her military fatigues for something a little more revealing to celebrate Melbourne Cup.

The 30-year-old glamour model took to her Instagram account on Tuesday morning to share her show-stopping look for the race that stops the nation.

SAS's Arabella Del Busso has stunned in a racy Melbourne Cup dress. Photo: Instagram/littlebellsy.
SAS's Arabella Del Busso has stunned in a racy Melbourne Cup dress. Photo: Instagram/littlebellsy.

Arabella slipped into a daring Versace mini dress that showed off her trim pins and an eyeful of cleavage courtesy a plunging neckline.

She paired the green jungle-inspired frock with nude heels, dangly earrings and a half-up-half-down ‘do.

Her followers took to the comments to gush over the outfit — a nod to singer JLo’s iconic Versace gown — with many calling it ‘stunning’.

“Oh my god yes!!!!! This colour on you, the hair, all of it!!! You look stunning,” wrote one.

“Is that the famous JLo dress?” asked another.

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Arabella, of course, wasn’t the only Aussie celeb to frock up for the Cup, with a variety of famous faces going glam for smaller, COVID-safe events across the country.

Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem dared to bare in a dress by Atoir. Photo: Instagram/deltagoodrem.
Delta Goodrem dared to bare in a dress by Atoir. Photo: Instagram/deltagoodrem.

Ali Oetjen and Shayna Jack

Ali Oetjen and Shayna Jack
Ali Oetjen and Shayna Jack posed in Brisbane together. Photo: Instagram/Ali Oetjen

Roxy Jacenko

Roxy Jacenko at the Melbourne Cup
Roxy Jacenko channeled her SAS persona in a camouflage number. Photo: Instagram/Roxy Jacenko

Georgia Fowler

Model Georgia Fowler in a cream pantsuit and matching hat by Michael Lo Sordo. Photo: Instagram/georgiafowler.
Model Georgia Fowler in a cream pantsuit and matching hat by Michael Lo Sordo. Photo: Instagram/georgiafowler.

Nikki Phillips

Nikki Phillips attends the G.H. Mumm Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations on November 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
Nikki Phillips attends the G.H. Mumm Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations on November 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Melissa Leong

MasterChef host Melissa Leong in a blue skirt suit by búl. Photo: Instagram/fooderati.
MasterChef host Melissa Leong in a blue skirt suit by búl. Photo: Instagram/fooderati.

Francesca Hung

Francesca Hung attends the G.H. Mumm Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations on November 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
Francesca Hung attends the G.H. Mumm Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations on November 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Britt Taylor

10 Sport presenter Britt Taylor in a frock by only one ashley. Photo: Instagram/10styling.
10 Sport presenter Britt Taylor in a frock by only one ashley. Photo: Instagram/10styling.

Nadia Bartel

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 03: VRC ambassador Nadia Bartel poses for a photo during a media call on November 03, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 03: VRC ambassador Nadia Bartel poses for a photo during a media call on November 03, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris was lovely in lilac. Photo: Instagram/whatsarahsnapped.
Sarah Harris was lovely in lilac. Photo: Instagram/whatsarahsnapped.

Gorgi Coughlan

Channel 10's Melbourne Cup coverage host Gorgi Coghlan stepped out in a Jason Grech dress. Photo: Instagram/gorgicoghlan.
Channel 10's Melbourne Cup coverage host Gorgi Coghlan stepped out in a Jason Grech dress. Photo: Instagram/gorgicoghlan.

Olivia Molly Rogers

Olivia stunned in an orange frock by Mossman. Photo: Instagram/oliviamollyrogers.
Olivia stunned in an orange frock by Mossman. Photo: Instagram/oliviamollyrogers.

Victoria Latu

Style expert Victoria Latu in a check blazer dress by Rotate. Photo: Instagram/talking.shop.
Style expert Victoria Latu in a check blazer dress by Rotate. Photo: Instagram/talking.shop.

Kate Peck

Kate Peck attends the G.H. Mumm Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations on November 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
Kate Peck attends the G.H. Mumm Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations on November 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Thandi Phoenix

Thandi Phoenix attends the G.H. Mumm Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations on November 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
Thandi Phoenix attends the G.H. Mumm Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations on November 03, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty Images

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