We’re all familiar with the race day rush. You know, the annual and inevitable event of leaving dress shopping to the very last minute, or if you’re anything like me, deciding the frock you chose weeks ago is simply no longer ‘The One’ two days before heading trackside.

Here at Zip, we’ve gone and done the field work for you so you can get a headstart on your Melbourne Cup hunt. Shop the looks below – all of which can not only be yours today with no payments upfront, but will reward you time and time again come your best friend’s wedding, your work Christmas party or that hot Tinder date

ALICE MCCALL
The Garden Party Dress, $490

Wear it again: with a denim jacket to meet the parents

 

PETAL + PUP
Ebba Dress, $69.95

Wear it again: with white sneakers to the movies 

 

ATTITUDES BOUTIQUE
Shona Joy Solar Ruched Cocktail Dress, $299.95

Wear it again: with a sheer, black turtleneck to your work Christmas party

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS BOUTIQUE
Premonition Pretty Hurts Cocktail Dress, $219

Wear it again: with statement jewellery to your best mate’s wedding

 

LOVER
Garland Drawstring Midi, $650

Wear it again: with a statement cat-eye on your birthday

 

RODEO SHOW
Jemimah Dress, $249

Wear it again: with a blazer to work

 

ARCH FASHION
Bec and Bridge Shimmy Nights Cowl Midi, $209

Wear it again: with red lipstick the next time you *conveniently* run into your ex

 

SOHO BOUTIQUE
Shilla Ornare Circle Lace Dress, $229.95

Wear it again: with comfortable wedges to a garden party

 

FOREVER NEW
Cody Ruffle Dress, $149.99

Wear it again: with heeled boots and hoops to happy hour

 

SHOP 28
Maurie & Eve Casablanca Dress, $199

Wear it again: with a boater hat on a weekend away

 

AZALIA BOUTIQUE
Imonni Haven Cotton Set, $149.95

Wear it again: with tan slides to boozy lawn bowls

 

CAMILLA
Threads That Bind Us Strappy Wrap Dress, $419

Wear it again: with statement earrings while holidaying in Europe

 

INCU
Equipment Natalia Dress, $445

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Wear it again: with a bomber jacket to your next family shindig

 

TALULAH
Objective Flare Mini Dress, $320

Wear it again: with a leather jacket to dinner and a show

 

ALICE MCCALL
I Feel It Coming Dress, $490

Wear it again: with retro shades to a rooftop bar

You’re welcome, Zipsters!

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