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Melbourne's fashion race is on

Last updated 14:14 06/11/2012
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Forget about the horses, it's all about the fashion.

The fab and fashionable are gathering at Flemington race course for this afternoon's Melbourne Cup - and some might even watch the race.

This year is extra special with Fashions in the Field celebrating 50 years of big hats, sky high heels and super short skirts.

Of course there is always the risk of a little dabauchery as the party kicks off.

And make sure to take a stroll back through some of the best of the Spring Racing Carnival looks. Always good for a giggle.

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What's the most stylish age for women?

In their 20s, when they are bold enough to try new trends.

In their 30s, when they've got a sense of what suits them.

In their 40s, when they're not slaves to fashion.

In their 50s, when they can dress to suit themselves.

In their 60s and beyond.

Style is not limited to age.

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