Pearl Headbands Won The Fashion Stakes At Derby Day

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it was all about pearls for the AAMI Victoria Derby Day.

The first race day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival gives fashionistas the chance to put together crisp black and white looks paired with a bold headpiece.

While broad-brimmed hats and dainty fascinators are the traditional go-tos (and still popular favourites) at the Carnival, headbands have become more popular in recent years.

And it seems that 2019 is the year of the pearl headband, with multiple celebs and punters placing a lustrous, pearly crown on top of slick, pinned back locks.

Tarrah Alexandria 

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Derby Day: All The Stunning Black And White Looks From A Very Soggy Flemington

When it comes to fashion, the AAMI Victoria Derby Day is all about sleek, monochromatic looks.

Roz Kelly 

Laura Byrne with Matty Johnson 

Photo: Instagram.

Charlotte Fleming (right) With Michelle Battersby

Belinda Guerra

Justine Schofield

Nina Maya with Trent Martin 

Photo: Network 10.

Sarah Chisholm with Julie Bishop, Elyse Knowles and Rachael Finch 

Olivia Junkeer 

Photo: Network 10.
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