Roxy Jacenko got into the Melbourne Cup spirit by embracing its biggest trend at home in Singapore on Tuesday.
Roxy, 43, who was a fixture at Australia’s premiere events before her overseas move, slipped into ‘stylish shorts’ in the afternoon.
Melbourne Cup was awash with shorts this year after a rule change in October, with many fashion watchers concerned about their appropriateness.
Fashionable Roxy proved they were a win in a pair of Toteme silk-twill shorts, worth $660, which she paired with a matching top for $1,100.
Roxy paired the matching co-ord with an upscale Goyard tote bag, worth about $3,000, that she carried on her forearm.
PR maven Roxy Jacenko, 43, has embraced Melbourne Cup’s biggest trend of wearing shorts as she got into the carnival spirit in Singapore on Tuesday. Pictured
The annual Melbourne Cup ran on Tuesday, with fashion watchers shocked with punters slipping into their best shorts for the day.
There is no official dress code for GA punters.
Those in the members area and The Birdcage, however, are expected to adhere to stricter regulations.
When it comes to casual attire like shorts, style queen Kate Waterhouse gave it the nod when speaking to Daily Mail Australia.
Fashionable Roxy slipped into a pair of Toteme silk-twill shorts, worth $660, amid the fuss over wearing ‘stylish shorts’ to the Cup. Pictured
‘I think on a day like this [37 degrees] when it’s really hot, it’s okay, but I think there should be a temperature [gauge] on it. If it’s a cold day I don’t know if the men should wear shorts,’ she told FEMAIL.
‘People do some of the trends better than others. It’s nice that there are some rules in place and that it’s a day you can get dressed up.’
The rule change was made in October by the Victorian Racing Club, who opted for the more progressive change.
Roxy paired the shorts with a matching top, worth $1,100. The PR star carried her belongings in a $3000 Goyard handbag. Pictured
Flemington was awash with shorts on Tuesday, after Victorian Racing changed the rules last month allowing men to wear tailored shorts
Members aged 12 or above are now allowed to wear shorts – but only in the members area of Flemington and only if the articles of clothing meet certain conditions.
The conditions include the shorts be tailored with a matching tie and jacket and they must sit on or below the knee.
‘This is not about becoming casual or relaxing rules,’ VRC chairman Neil Wilson said at the time, following backlash.
‘This is not a case of anything goes.’
Kate Waterhouse, daughter of racing legend Gai Waterhouse, said on a hot day she thought shorts were ok for men. Pictured on Tuesday