Anna Heinrich On The Fashion Rule You Shouldn't Break During Cup Season

When it comes to spring racing, rules weren't made to be broken according to Network 10's Melbourne Cup Carnival Fashion Reporter.

And while some race-goers might be out to make a statement, Anna said during the Melbourne Cup Carnival -- which comprises of AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup, Kennedy Oaks Day and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day -- isn't the time to do it.

That's because along with each day comes certain style traditions.

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Sartorially speaking, Derby Day is traditionally black and white, so you can expect monochrome and lots of patterns to stand out from the crowd. While Cup Day fashion is almost the opposite with its bold and bright colours.

Oaks Day -- also traditionally knows as Ladies Day -- is all about feminine florals, while Stakes Day is stylish and understated but still keeping it polished.

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"I think it's always really really important to dress for the occasion," Anna told 10 daily.

So I'll be there for the four race days, and each race day has a particular dress code so I think you've really got to stick to that.

Anna explained there are ways to stand out on each day should you like to, while still adhering to and respecting the style traditions of each of the days.

"I can't stand when someone wears a bright colour to Derby Day," Anna said.

That's a black and white day, you wear black and white so stick to the dress code.

For example, instead of throwing out the black and white code, you could look for an out of the box print or fabric that still incorporates both shades.

That way, you're standing out for all the right reasons. And if you need any more inspo, check out some of Anna's previous spring racing outfits below:

Melbourne Cup Day 2018

Melbourne Cup Day 2017

Derby Day 2017

Caulfield Cup Day 2017

Stakes Day 2017

Featured image: Getty

Network 10 is the official broadcaster of the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival.