It may be the race that stops the nation. 

But it was the fabulous frocks, fascinators and famous faces that really captured punters’ attention during the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday. 

Leading the red carpet arrivals was The Block’s Elyse Knowels, who revealed a generous glimpse of cleavage in a plunging leopard-print dress. 

Va va voom! Elyse Knowles turned heads in a plunging leopard-print frock as she led the celebrity arrivals at The Melbourne Cup 2019

Va va voom! Elyse Knowles turned heads in a plunging leopard-print frock as she led the celebrity arrivals at The Melbourne Cup 2019

The model oozed style, completing her slinky look with a black wide-brimmed hatinator, micro handbag and black pointy-toed heels. 

Joining Elyse on the red carpet was former pageant queen Rachael Finch, who wowed in a one-shouldered midi-dress in crimson. 

The sophisticated frock hugged the mother-of-two’s figure perfectly, and featured an elegant draped detail across the front.  

Red-y for a big day! Rachael Finch wowed in a one-shouldered midi-dress in crimson

Red-y for a big day! Rachael Finch wowed in a one-shouldered midi-dress in crimson 

Glamour girls! Elyse and Rachael posed up a storm side-by-side on the red carpet

Glamour girls! Elyse and Rachael posed up a storm side-by-side on the red carpet   

She completed her monochromatic look with a wide-brimmed hat, strappy heels and a clutch bag – all in bright red.  

Also in attendance was former Bachelorette and Ten presenter Georgia Love, who took a sartorial risk in a striking fuschia frock. 

And they're off! The Bachelorette's Georgia Love turned heads in a shiny pink frock as she led he celebrity arrivals at The Melbourne Cup 2019 in Flemington on Tuesday

And they’re off! The Bachelorette’s Georgia Love turned heads in a shiny pink frock as she led he celebrity arrivals at The Melbourne Cup 2019 in Flemington on Tuesday 

The plunging frock boasted a distinctively 80s aesthetic thanks to it’s exaggerated puff sleeves and reflective fabric. 

She completed her look with a YSL box clutch bag in cherry red, a gold headband fascinator and a pair of silver strappy heels. 

Also on display was the engagement ring she recently received from fiancé Lee Elliot. 

Retro styling! The puff-sleeved frock boasted a distinctively 80s aesthetic thanks to it's puff sleeves and reflective fabric

Retro styling! The puff-sleeved frock boasted a distinctively 80s aesthetic thanks to it’s puff sleeves and reflective fabric

Shine bright! She completed her look with a YSL box clutch bag in cherry red, a gold headband fascinator and a pair of silver strappy heels

Shine bright! She completed her look with a YSL box clutch bag in cherry red, a gold headband fascinator and a pair of silver strappy heels

Sparkler: Also on display was the engagement ring she recently received from fiancé Lee Elliott

Sparkler: Also on display was the engagement ring she recently received from fiancé Lee Elliott

Fancy seeing you here! At one stage, Georgia was spotted mingling with Gogglebox stars Symon Lovett and Adam Densten

Fancy seeing you here! At one stage, Georgia was spotted mingling with Gogglebox stars Symon Lovett and Adam Densten 

At one stage, Georgia was spotted mingling with Gogglebox stars Symon Lovett and Adam Densten.

Georgia wasn’t the only star to don an eye-popping hue – former Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic also donned a bright red leather mini-dress that won her plenty of attention. 

Indeed, her artist husband Alesandro Ljubicic couldn’t tear his eyes away from the  beautiful model as they posed together inside the Birdcage. 

She's on fire! Georgia wasn't the only star to don an eye-popping hue - former Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic also donned a bright red leather mini-dress that won her plenty of attention

She’s on fire! Georgia wasn’t the only star to don an eye-popping hue – former Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic also donned a bright red leather mini-dress that won her plenty of attention

Stylish: Monika finished off her look with a white turban headband

Stylish: Monika finished off her look with a white turban headband

Smitten! Indeed, her artist husband Alesandro Ljubicic couldn't tear his eyes away from the beautiful model as they posed together inside the Birdcage

Smitten! Indeed, her artist husband Alesandro Ljubicic couldn’t tear his eyes away from the beautiful model as they posed together inside the Birdcage

Putting her long legs on display in the thigh-skimming number, Monika finished off her look with a white turban headband and matching Chanel handbag. 

Dancing With The Stars judge Sharna Burgess also sizzled in a bright pink checked mini dress. 

The fiery-haired ballroom dancer accessorised her asymmetric gown with a pink fasincator and patent black Dior clutch bag. 

Think pink! Dancing With The Stars judge Sharna Burgess sizzled in a bright pink checked mini dress

Think pink! Dancing With The Stars judge Sharna Burgess sizzled in a bright pink checked mini dress 

Hello sunshine! The Loop host Liv Phyland also wore a bright yellow yellow number that was sure to turn heads

Hello sunshine! The Loop host Liv Phyland also wore a bright yellow yellow number that was sure to turn heads

Strappy: She also wore a bejewelled headband and drop earrings, which perfectly complemented her gold strappy heels

Strappy: She also wore a bejewelled headband and drop earrings, which perfectly complemented her gold strappy heels

Oh you! At one stage, Liv was seen putting on a playful display with her The Loop co-host Scott Tweedie

Oh you! At one stage, Liv was seen putting on a playful display with her The Loop co-host Scott Tweedie 

The Loop host Liv Phyland also wore a bright yellow yellow number that was sure to turn heads. 

The blonde’s leg-baring suit dress featured long sleeves and a waist-cinching tie belt.  

She also wore a bejewelled headband and drop earrings, which perfectly complemented her gold strappy heels. 

Adding a modern twist, the model also clutched a perspex box handbag.  

At one stage, Liv was seen putting on a playful display with her The Loop co-host Scott Tweedie, who looked typically dapper in a criss-cross suit and floral tie. 

Peppermint delight! Bright colours appear to be the trend du jour, with beauty Britt Davis sporting a vibrant peppermint hue on the ruby pile

Peppermint delight! Bright colours appear to be the trend du jour, with beauty Britt Davis sporting a vibrant peppermint hue on the ruby pile

Colourfully chic: The blonde showed off her figure in a form-fitting wiggle dress with long sleeves

Colourfully chic: The blonde showed off her figure in a form-fitting wiggle dress with long sleeves 

Cute couple alert! Britt posed alongside her beau Joel Selwood at the Birdcage

Cute couple alert! Britt posed alongside her beau Joel Selwood at the Birdcage

Bright colours appear to be the trend du jour, with WAG and model Britt Davis sporting a vibrant peppermint hue on the ruby pile.

The blonde showed off her figure in a form-fitting wiggle dress with long sleeves and finished off her look with a pair of black pointy-toed pumps.   

Elsewhere, model Kate Peck looked avant-garde in an accordion pleat dress in black, purple, orange and yellow. 

She topped off her look with a lilac floral headpiece with pearl detailing. 

Statement-maker! Elsewhere, model Kate Peck looked avant-garde in an accordion pleat dress in black, purple, orange and yellow

Statement-maker! Elsewhere, model Kate Peck looked avant-garde in an accordion pleat dress in black, purple, orange and yellow

Flower power! She topped off her look with a lilac floral headpiece with pearl detailing

Flower power! She topped off her look with a lilac floral headpiece with pearl detailing

Glam zone! Kate took to Instagram Stories ahead of her arrival to share details of her outfit and makeup

Glam zone! Kate took to Instagram Stories ahead of her arrival to share details of her outfit and makeup 

Thanks for dropping by! Meanwhile, former Bachelor Tim Robards arrived at the event via Uber helicopter wearing a light blue suit

Thanks for dropping by! Meanwhile, former Bachelor Tim Robards arrived at the event via Uber helicopter wearing a light blue suit

The blonde swept her tresses back into a sleek up-do and accentuated her glowing visage with a peach-hued blush and pink eye shadow. 

Meanwhile, former Bachelor Tim Robards arrived at the event via Uber helicopter wearing a light blue suit. 

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Also gracing the red carpet was Rob ‘Millsy’ Mills, who famously fooled Australia while performing as The Wolf on The Masked Singer Australia this year.  

All smiles! The former reality star was all smiles as he posed for solo snaps without his wife Anna Heinrich

All smiles! The former reality star was all smiles as he posed for solo snaps without his wife Anna Heinrich  

The Wolf has arrived! Also gracing the red carpet was Rob Mills, who famously fooled Australia while performing as The Wolf on The Masked Singer Australia this year

The Wolf has arrived! Also gracing the red carpet was Rob Mills, who famously fooled Australia while performing as The Wolf on The Masked Singer Australia this year

The handsome singer looked dapper in a navy blue three-piece suit and paisley tie.

He completed his look with a printed pocket handkerchief and a trendy pocket chain. 

Elsewhere, actress Isabella Giovinazzo was red hot in crimson mini dress and matching wide-brimmed hatinator.

Red hot! Elsewhere, actress Isabella Giovinazzo was red hot in crimson mini dress and matching wide-brimmed hatinator

Red hot! Elsewhere, actress Isabella Giovinazzo was red hot in crimson mini dress and matching wide-brimmed hatinator

All tied up! She also tied her hair into a sleek braid and embellished the 'do with a series of pearl hair-ties

All tied up! She also tied her hair into a sleek braid and embellished the ‘do with a series of pearl hair-ties

Earning his fashion stripes! Not to be forgotten was Lee Elliott, who attended the red carpet after flying into the festivities via Uber helicopter

Earning his fashion stripes! Not to be forgotten was Lee Elliott, who attended the red carpet after flying into the festivities via Uber helicopter

Her quirky frock featured layered shoulder detailing, an embellished red-and-white collar and a treacherously high hemline. 

She also tied her hair into a sleek braid and embellished the ‘do with a series of pearl hair-ties. 

Not to be forgotten was Lee Elliott, who attended the red carpet after flying into the festivities via Uber helicopter. 

The future husband of Bachelorette star Georgia Love dressed to impress in a pin-stripe navy three-piece suit with a matching tie and pocket chain. 

The red carpet wasn’t without its eyebrow-raising moments, however, with McLeod’s Daughters star Doris Younane choosing to wear an unusual visor-inspired head-covering.  

Unusual: The red carpet wasn't without its eyebrow-raising moments, with McLeod's Daughters star Doris Younane choosing to wear an unusual visor-inspired head-covering

Unusual: The red carpet wasn’t without its eyebrow-raising moments, with McLeod’s Daughters star Doris Younane choosing to wear an unusual visor-inspired head-covering



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