Tuesday 17 July 2018

Plus-size Sports supermodel Robyn Lawley leads racing style in Melbourne

Robyn Lawley poses at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)
Robyn Lawley poses at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)
Robyn Lawley and James Roberts pose at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)
Priscilla Presley poses at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)
Priscilla Presley poses at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)
Robyn Lawley poses at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)
Robyn Lawley poses at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)
Crystal Kimber poses on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images for the VRC)
Model Sahara Deng, wearing a design by Sarah Hope Schofield poses on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images for the VRC)
Holly Stearnes poses on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images for the VRC)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Sports Illustrated model Robyn Lawley is bringing her A-game to the races.

The 28-year-old was the first plus-size model to grace the pages of the annual magazine, as well as Vogue Italia and Vogue Australia: she's been rather quietly blazing trails in the fashion industry for years. Lawley, who did her swimsuit shoot while nearly two months pregnant with her first child in 2014, has been making us envious of her chic racing style in Melbourne all week in an impressive array of polished looks.

On Wednesday, she was a floral dream as one of the guests of honour on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse in a vintage style prom skirt and semi sheer appliqué top by Con Ilio and a turban by Kerrie Stanley, which we already predicted you'll see everywhere next year.

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Robyn Lawley poses at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)

Melbourne has been full of famous names this week with Priscilla Presley making an appearance after Michael Jackson's daughter Paris attended on Tuesday. But no matter what part of the world you're in,  when it comes to racing, a lot of women have only one thing on their mind - winning a lucrative best dressed prize.

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Priscilla Presley poses at the Kennedy Marquee on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images for the VRC)

Holly Stearnes scooped the Myer Fashions on the Field Racewear prize for her unusual pale pink and yellow combination, which we wholeheartedly endorse.

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Holly Stearnes poses on Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images for the VRC)

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