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Solange Knowles and the Real Housewives trail the fashion field at Derby Day

And while many of Australia's fashionable stars dressed to impress in the traditional black and white for Derby Day, some outfits didn't quite hit the mark.

Deviating from the classic race day dress, Australian model Jesinta Campbell opted for an unusual white jumpsuit.

The 23-year-old former Miss Universe Australia covered up her toned pins in a Casey Tanswell creation finishing just above her ankles.

While the brunette beauty concealed her legs, she wasn't afraid to show some skin with her very plunging neckline but the bulky number didn't make the most of her enviable figure.

And with the races being just as much about the fancy headwear as it is about the frocks, Jesinta's hair-raising accessory stood out from the crowd.

The model sported a Studio Annis hat that looked more like a sun visor and missing the cap cover of the hat.

Meanwhile the Real Housewives of Melbourne also had heads turning with their statement style choices.

Newcomer Gamble Breaux dared to bare on the day, showing off her busty assets with just strategically placed embroidered embellishments covering her modesty.

Flaring out with a ruffled skirt finish, the blonde's bold and very young outfit showed off her toned and tanned pins but she forgot to removed the stickers from the bottom of her heels.

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But it seems the gusty winds of Melbourne made it a close call when it came to wardrobe malfunctions, with the socialite seen trying to keep her dress down despite the breeze.

While Gamble's simple white mesh headpiece was rather simple compared to her dress, her co-star Gina Liano knew just what to do to get some hair-raising attention.

The fiesty barrister propped an assortment of cream coloured feathers on her head, with her caramel locks then worn out in loose curls.

And living up to her reputation of being very extravagant in the style stakes, Gina also wore a dress that competed for attention.

Wearing a strapless cream coloured number that revealed her busty cleavage, Gina showed off her curves in the fitted number which flaunted a frilled finish on the bottom.

Proving glitz and glamour is her middle name, she further accessorised with a pair of glimmering drop earrings that matching her silver gem clutch bach and shiny sky-high heels.

But in true Real Housewives style, rivalry at the racetrack was in order on Saturday.

Fellow housewife Jackie Gillies did her best to prove she is the queen of the cast, by sporting a queen chess piece on her head for the occasion.

The wife of Silverchair musician Ben Gillies sleeked her dark tresses back on the day, with the statement headpiece propped to the side of her head and a layer of metallic mesh embellished around the chess piece replica.

Not to retract any attention from her headwear, Jackie's dress was rather simple though and definitely not traditional.

Covering up her enviable curves, the brunette wore a white dress that fell straight down to above her knees, with a black tuxedo style collar and matching buttons running down.

Meanwhile her co-star Lydia Schiavello also draped her body with a flowing white frock, its neckline embellished with an array of jewels and an abstract black headpiece completing her look.

It seems some stars missed the style memo of the black and white dress code, with fashion royalty Margherita Missoni one that raised eyebrows.

The 31-year-old heir to the Missoni family fashion house ditched monochrome for a clashing outfit consisting of red, blue and brown.

And her head piece was even more vibrant, with a pretty pink floral crown matching her summer style shoes.

Speaking of international guests, Solange Knowles arrived with no head piece at all.

The younger sister of singing superstar Beyonce let her voluminous hair do the talking as her body was draped in a simple, understated monochrome frock.

Of course in contrast to the fashion misses were some seriously sassy style hits.

Australia's Next Top Model host Jennifer Hawkins stunned in a fitted black laced frock with a very plunging neckline and wide brimmed hat.

New mum Jodi Anasta opted for a light Toni Maticevski crop top with a complementing white flaring skirt and Ann Shoebridge pearl headpiece.

Meanwhile Myer model Laura Dundovic glimmered in an Aurelio Costarella fit and flare dress, however her non-traditional silver studded spiked headpiece seemed to divide people.

Rachael Finch exuded elegance in a black frock with a plunging neckline, which featured a sheer white panel across the knees and purple lining visible at the back of the high-lo dress.

The a former Miss Universe Australia added a black high-shine waistbelt and feathery headpiece to finish off her striking and modern look.

While model Kate Peck looked fresh and fabulous in her white mesh By Johnny dress, all eyes were on her extravagant headpiece, worth a whopping $3 million.

The blonde bombshell sported one of the world's most expensive fascinators, designed by Natalie Bikicki, jeweller John Calleja and Myer.

Fashion blogger Kate Waterhouse took her own expert advice and turned to designer Lanvin for her white and ivory strapless dress, adding a gold medallion crown for an ethereal look.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's daughter Frances was also looked elegant in a one shouldered black dress with white frill detail and kept things fresh by forgoing the traditional headpieces and opted for the trendy cat ear look.

Spring Racing stalwart Kerri-Anne Kennerley looked elegant yet sexy in a full-length white dress with black pipping around the edges and a zipper details down the middle of the dress to the thigh, before turning into a slit.

The television doyenne added a black fan shaped fascinator along with black and white studded shoes to complete her outfit.

Also looking a pretty picture for Derby Day in black and white mixed detail dresses included Danielle Spencer, Kym Johnson and Lindy Klim.

Ashley Hart showed off her model figure in a white dress with a matching hat embellished with black mesh detail.

Megan Gale looked stunning but conservative compared past years, wearing a black and white pinstripe dress with a veiled ivory fascinator and black Saint Laurent clutch

Fellow David Jones ambassador Montana Cox took a punt that paid off, ditching the traditional dress for a black Farage pant suit over a white Alexander McQueen shirt and also did away with the traditional headpiece, wearing simply a white veil over her face.

In the men's fashion, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth crushed it in the style stakes, looking dapper in a three-piece suit.

Grey seemed to be the hottest colour for the boys track-side, with Andy Lee and Dan MacPherson rocking the grey checked suit trend.

Kris Smith showed a hint of the same look, wearing a waistcoat but mixed up his attire with a black and white striped tie and black suit.

The Madden Brothers were in the appropriate colours but looked a tad under-dressed in their leather jackets and baseball cap.

However X-Factor's Dean Ray blatantly didn't follow the dress code in his unique maroon and black suit.

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