Caitlin is Ballarat's best dressed 

A STANDOUT fascinator was the key to Caitlin Praag’s Ballarat Cup outfit, but she never dreamed what an impact it would have.

Ms Praag received 1718 votes in The Courier’s Ballarat Cup 100 Best Dressed competition and was yesterday declared the winner.

Wearing a baby-pink dress she purchased online, a bag from her sister’s boutique in Ararat and matching shoes, the 25-year-old said she was “genuinely surprised” to receive so much support.

“There were a lot of girls who I thought were really well dressed and really well presented,” she said.

“I knew I had family support but it is nice to know people in Ballarat appreciated what I was wearing.”

She receives a $1000 gift voucher from Stockland Wendouree, while Daryl Thompson was selected as the random voter to win a $500 voucher.