Garments that show midriff are banned at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup.
This season it’s probably one of two of the 11 strict dress regulations that could trip fashionistas up.
The other banned item that is currently fashionable is a playsuit, which we argue could be delightfully chic.
We’re on the side of Victoria Racing Club when it comes to midriff baring tops. Crop tops are mostly not chic nor appropriate though there are, of course, always exceptions to the rule.
Skin revealing garments proliferated the catwalks during the recent spring/summer 2015 collections showings in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
And, as many demonstrated, baring a little bit of skin can be sophisticated as well as sexy.