Winners of the fashions on the field People's Choice Award 2017 announced

The people's choice: Jayne Henry of Bemboka wins our People's Choice Award for her floral number worn on Melbourne Cup Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

The people's choice: Jayne Henry of Bemboka wins our People's Choice Award for her floral number worn on Melbourne Cup Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

With over 400 votes cast, our online People’s Choice Award for Melbourne Cup Day fashions on the field caught a lot of attention.

On Tuesday, November 7, we snapped 45 contenders in their race day best at Sapphire Coast Turf Club and opened the voting up to you to select your favourite look.

While her colourful combo ruled her out of the fashions on the field competition on the day - the award is traditionally reserved for monochrome outfits - Jayne Henry of Bemboka has been crowned the best dressed guest by our readers.

 Ms Henry can celebrate her win with a $100 dinner voucher for Waves restaurant in Merimbula.

Second place in the People’s Choice Award was Grace Proctor of Pambula in her delicate white lace dress. 

Runner up: Grace Proctor of Pambula turned heads on Melbourne Cup Day in this winning outfit.

Runner up: Grace Proctor of Pambula turned heads on Melbourne Cup Day in this winning outfit.

Ms Proctor will be feeling even more fabulous after a $50 discount on a colour treatment at Trendsetter Hair Studio in Tura Beach. 

A special mention goes to Rebecca Russell of Kalaru, whose elegant look came in at a very tight third place, and Carmen Thompson, whose structured yet soft ensemble drew in a big share of the votes. 

To revisit all the day’s fashions, flick through our online fashions on the field gallery.

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