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Tens of thousands flock to Flemington Racecourse for Oaks Day 

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Round three! Tens of thousands of revellersgear up for another huge day of partying as the rain clears in Melbourne for Oaks Day

  • Racegoers appeared to have recovered wonderfully from the Melbourne Cup
  • Thousands poured through the gates early looking as glamorous as ever 
  • The theme was very much extravagant head wear, with some donning giant hats

By Brooke Rolfe For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 19:30 EST, 7 November 2018 | Updated: 23:13 EST, 7 November 2018

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Oaks Day has kicked off at Flemington Racecourse with an incredible display of extravagant head wear and a huge impressive parade of colourful fashion. 

Racegoers appeared to have recovered wonderfully from Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, with some so eager to start festivities they sprinted through the entrance.

Women were dressed to the nines in an array of exuberant ensembles, many donning massive over-the-top hats for Ladies Day and final day of Fashions on the Field.

One easy-going attendee didn't waste any time getting into the spirit of the day
One easy-going attendee didn't waste any time getting into the spirit of the day

One easy-going attendee didn't waste any time getting into the spirit of the day

A lady in a canary yellow ensemble showed off her quirky style and interesting statement purse
A lady in a canary yellow ensemble showed off her quirky style and interesting statement purse

A lady in a canary yellow ensemble showed off her quirky style and interesting statement purse

One woman seemed thrilled to have arrived at Oaks Day, looking stunning in a black and white dress and flower headpiece  
One woman seemed thrilled to have arrived at Oaks Day, looking stunning in a black and white dress and flower headpiece  

One woman seemed thrilled to have arrived at Oaks Day, looking stunning in a black and white dress and flower headpiece  

Among the sea of colour were two friends in matching dresses and gigantic tropical tree-inspired hats, complete with palm leaves, butterflies and roses 
Among the sea of colour were two friends in matching dresses and gigantic tropical tree-inspired hats, complete with palm leaves, butterflies and roses 

Among the sea of colour were two friends in matching dresses and gigantic tropical tree-inspired hats, complete with palm leaves, butterflies and roses 

While rain threatened to de-rail Tuesday's blockbuster, there were clear skies for the tens of thousands of attendees on Thursday. 

Among the sea of colour were two friends in matching dresses and gigantic tropical tree-inspired hats, complete with palm leaves, butterflies and roses. 

The sunshine proved a beautiful excuse for the ladies to bring out the most broadest, sun-protective hats they owned, many glowing in the stunning 16C weather.  

On the track, three-year-old fillies will race for $1million in the Group One Kennedy Oaks race.

One man dashed across the pavement appearing extremely excited to get stuck into festivities
One man dashed across the pavement appearing extremely excited to get stuck into festivities

One man dashed across the pavement appearing extremely excited to get stuck into festivities

Friends strutted onto the course in their appropriately contrasting dresses with different shades of blue
Friends strutted onto the course in their appropriately contrasting dresses with different shades of blue

Friends strutted onto the course in their appropriately contrasting dresses with different shades of blue

Groups of friends looked elegant and classy as they posed in their equally stunning outfits 
Groups of friends looked elegant and classy as they posed in their equally stunning outfits 

Groups of friends looked elegant and classy as they posed in their equally stunning outfits 

Some ladies made an effort to coordinate their striking outfit with their friends, with these women donning variations of pink, purple and yellow
Some ladies made an effort to coordinate their striking outfit with their friends, with these women donning variations of pink, purple and yellow

Some ladies made an effort to coordinate their striking outfit with their friends, with these women donning variations of pink, purple and yellow

Friends strutted onto the course in their appropriately contrasting dresses with different shades of blue - one electric and the other floral more a floral style. 

Groups of friends looked elegant and classy as they posed in their equally stunning outfits, each with a suitably extravagant hat.

Some ladies made an effort to coordinate their striking outfit with their friends, with these women donning variations of pink, purple and yellow. 

These glamorous women looked absolutely gorgeous and ready to boogie in long loose-fitting animal-inspired dresses with appropriately sized heels
These glamorous women looked absolutely gorgeous and ready to boogie in long loose-fitting animal-inspired dresses with appropriately sized heels

These glamorous women looked absolutely gorgeous and ready to boogie in long loose-fitting animal-inspired dresses with appropriately sized heels

A trio of fillies opted for statement primary coloured outfits combined with classy heels and equally as dashing head wear 
A trio of fillies opted for statement primary coloured outfits combined with classy heels and equally as dashing head wear 

A trio of fillies opted for statement primary coloured outfits combined with classy heels and equally as dashing head wear 

While the head wear may have been slightly impractical for some, it wasn't enough to wipe the smile off their face
While the head wear may have been slightly impractical for some, it wasn't enough to wipe the smile off their face

While the head wear may have been slightly impractical for some, it wasn't enough to wipe the smile off their face

One woman dressed in a quilt-inspired baby pink skirt and matching elegant fascinator took a seat to adjust her fluffy pink heels
One woman dressed in a quilt-inspired baby pink skirt and matching elegant fascinator took a seat to adjust her fluffy pink heels

One woman dressed in a quilt-inspired baby pink skirt and matching elegant fascinator took a seat to adjust her fluffy pink heels

While the head wear may have been slightly impractical for some, it wasn't enough to wipe the smile off their face.

A trio of fillies opted for statement primary coloured outfits combined with classy heels and equally as dashing head wear.

One woman dressed in a quilt-inspired baby pink skirt and matching elegant fascinator took a seat so adjust her fluffy pink heels. 

The theme was certainly not exclusive to fascinators alone, with these ladies opting to bring their own funky flare to Ladies Day
The theme was certainly not exclusive to fascinators alone, with these ladies opting to bring their own funky flare to Ladies Day

The theme was certainly not exclusive to fascinators alone, with these ladies opting to bring their own funky flare to Ladies Day

One woman looked swan-like in a gorgeous pale pink number complemented by a pale blue feathered hat to shade her from the sun
One woman looked swan-like in a gorgeous pale pink number complemented by a pale blue feathered hat to shade her from the sun

One woman looked swan-like in a gorgeous pale pink number complemented by a pale blue feathered hat to shade her from the sun

There were absolutely no rules when it came to what to wear, with one woman rocking around in a 50s inspired Grease outfit in an eye-popping yellow
There were absolutely no rules when it came to what to wear, with one woman rocking around in a 50s inspired Grease outfit in an eye-popping yellow

There were absolutely no rules when it came to what to wear, with one woman rocking around in a 50s inspired Grease outfit in an eye-popping yellow

Aqua and emerald gave this woman's outfit a wonderful 'wow factor' on Thursday
Aqua and emerald gave this woman's outfit a wonderful 'wow factor' on Thursday

Aqua and emerald gave this woman's outfit a wonderful 'wow factor' on Thursday

The theme was certainly not exclusive to fascinators alone, with some ladies opting to bring their own funky flare to Ladies Day.

One woman looked swan-like in a gorgeous pale pink number complemented by a pale blue feathered hat to shade her from the sun. 

There were absolutely no rules when it came to what to wear, with one woman rocking around in a 50s inspired Grease outfit in an eye-popping yellow.

These eager attendees made quick work of their arrival on Thursday, dashing to beat each other to a prime viewing position
These eager attendees made quick work of their arrival on Thursday, dashing to beat each other to a prime viewing position

These eager attendees made quick work of their arrival on Thursday, dashing to beat each other to a prime viewing position

Happy racegoers simply couldn't wait to get the day under way and were spotted high tailing through the entry way 
Happy racegoers simply couldn't wait to get the day under way and were spotted high tailing through the entry way 

Happy racegoers simply couldn't wait to get the day under way and were spotted high tailing through the entry way 

While some opted for a shorter hemline, a consistent theme of the day seemed to be below-the-knee
While some opted for a shorter hemline, a consistent theme of the day seemed to be below-the-knee

While some opted for a shorter hemline, a consistent theme of the day seemed to be below-the-knee

Many eager attendees made quick work of their arrival on Thursday, dashing to beat others to secure a prime viewing position.

Joyful looking men and women racegoers simply couldn't wait to get the day under way and were spotted high tailing they way through the racecourse. 

While some opted for a shorter hemline, a consistent theme of the day seemed to be classic styles below-the-knee.

This group went the extra mile to pull off their outfits, all dressing up in tinsel dresses, flares, flower crowns and tulle
This group went the extra mile to pull off their outfits, all dressing up in tinsel dresses, flares, flower crowns and tulle

This group went the extra mile to pull off their outfits, all dressing up in tinsel dresses, flares, flower crowns and tulle

Another set of friends seemed in high spirits as they made their way through the entrance in stunning floral-inspired dresses and accessories
Another set of friends seemed in high spirits as they made their way through the entrance in stunning floral-inspired dresses and accessories

Another set of friends seemed in high spirits as they made their way through the entrance in stunning floral-inspired dresses and accessories

A trio were spotted huddling together to check out something funny on one of their phones, each looking lovely in different fascinators
A trio were spotted huddling together to check out something funny on one of their phones, each looking lovely in different fascinators

A trio were spotted huddling together to check out something funny on one of their phones, each looking lovely in different fascinators

These gorgeous girls made a runway out of the pavement though the racecourse
These gorgeous girls made a runway out of the pavement though the racecourse

These gorgeous girls made a runway out of the pavement though the racecourse

One group of ladies went the extra mile to pull off matching outfits, all dressing up in tinsel dresses, flares, flower crowns and tulle.

Another set of friends seemed in high spirits as they made their way through the entrance in stunning floral-inspired dresses and accessories. 

A trio were spotted huddling together to check out something funny on one of their phones, each looking lovely in different fascinators.

A man clad in a quirky blue and yellow grape shirt and floral hat went through the form guide with his glamorous lady friend who looked lovely in a bright pink fascinator
A man clad in a quirky blue and yellow grape shirt and floral hat went through the form guide with his glamorous lady friend who looked lovely in a bright pink fascinator

A man clad in a quirky blue and yellow grape shirt and floral hat went through the form guide with his glamorous lady friend who looked lovely in a bright pink fascinator

A group of friends looked in high spirits as they posed wearing different shades of pink and grey
A group of friends looked in high spirits as they posed wearing different shades of pink and grey

A group of friends looked in high spirits as they posed wearing different shades of pink and grey

A mother-daughter-duo were cute as a button in contrasts of blue and green with a hot pink hat each
A mother-daughter-duo were cute as a button in contrasts of blue and green with a hot pink hat each

A mother-daughter-duo were cute as a button in contrasts of blue and green with a hot pink hat each

Two women embraced the floral theme and each wore flower embellished head pieces with suitably garden-like dresses
Two women embraced the floral theme and each wore flower embellished head pieces with suitably garden-like dresses

Two women embraced the floral theme and each wore flower embellished head pieces with suitably garden-like dresses

A man clad in a quirky blue and yellow grape shirt and floral hat went through the form guide with his glamorous lady friend who looked lovely in a bright pink fascinator.

A mother-daughter-duo were cute as a button in contrasts of blue and green with a hot pink hat each.

Two women embraced the floral theme and each wore flower embellished head pieces with suitably garden-like dresses.

This couple blended right into the vibrant roses at Flemington as they made their way through the venue
This couple blended right into the vibrant roses at Flemington as they made their way through the venue

This couple blended right into the vibrant roses at Flemington as they made their way through the venue

The sun was so strong that one woman hid her face behind her hat, while another had to don her sunglasses
The sun was so strong that one woman hid her face behind her hat, while another had to don her sunglasses

The sun was so strong that one woman hid her face behind her hat, while another had to don her sunglasses

There appeared to be a bit of tension between two male racegoers who both seemed eager to get into their preferred spot as quick as possible
There appeared to be a bit of tension between two male racegoers who both seemed eager to get into their preferred spot as quick as possible

There appeared to be a bit of tension between two male racegoers who both seemed eager to get into their preferred spot as quick as possible

This couple looked dashing in their matching pale pink ensembles, perfectly complementing each other
This couple looked dashing in their matching pale pink ensembles, perfectly complementing each other

This couple looked dashing in their matching pale pink ensembles, perfectly complementing each other

There smiles all round on Thursday as a marching band took a moment to pose for a photo
There smiles all round on Thursday as a marching band took a moment to pose for a photo

There smiles all round on Thursday as a marching band took a moment to pose for a photo

 

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