Frocked 'n loaded: See the best dressed Aussie stars at the COVID-friendly 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival launch

2020's answer to the stakes.

By Jess Pullar
Just because 2020 cancelled virtually every event (and, well, any sense of normality we've known...) doesn't mean we can't enjoy some of the simple annual pleasures we so fondly look forward to each year.
Oh, and you can bet that absolutely includes ogling and revelling over every single outfit at the spring races.
While this year's spring racing season looks a little different this year, that's certainly not to say it's been surpassed completely.
Yes, fashion finds a way - COVID or no COVID, so when the Melbourne Cup carnival launch was hosted in Sydney instead of Melbourne this year, we were strapped in and ready to devour those frivolous fashions on the new COVID-friendly field.
From Nadia Bartel's pastel peak to Jasmine Stefanovic's legally blonde moment, we look at the best dressed women from the event.