Ballarat Cup fashion from the 1980s

For decades we have seen spring racing fashions come and go and that's the best thing about fashion  - you never know what you might see trackside.

With the 2017 Ballarat Cup just around the corner we took a look through the archives to see what fashion trends made the headlines from 1980-90.

From wide-brimmed hats, feathered facsinators, puffy sleeved dresses, top hats and everything in-between, fashion then was widely different from fashion today.

TIMELINE OF FASHION AT BALLARAT CUP

But who knows, you might even find some inspiration for your outfit this year in the gallery.

If you want a bit further in the fashion stakes (to a time when colour photographs became much more accessible), don’t forget to check out our 2001-2004 gallery here.

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