On Your Marks, Ladies: It’s Time to Indulge in Racing Fashion Style

Source: Aintree Racecourse via Facebook

The racing season has well and truly started, and although the focus at the races should be the horses, the attention is often stolen by those amazing outfits that the ladies wear. The Grand National, much like other high-profile racing events, has the ladies stepping out in their finest attire in an attempt to stand out amongst the crowd.

Although the Grand National Ladies’ Day doesn’t have an official dress code, most people dress to the nines so the pressure is there for other attendees to conform and not feel out of place. At this Merseyside racing event, fashion is really taken seriously and the game is to stand out, but for all the right reasons.

Bold and bright fashions tend to be chosen so that the wearer achieves maximum impact. Whether it’s a long or short dress, jumpsuit or trouser suit in patterns, floral or single colour, the key to the outfit is to be colourful and striking. The stands at Aintree are awash with colour whatever the weather brings and it doesn’t hold these ladies back from looking great.

Headwear is an all-important feature for racing fashion, whether it is a small fascinator or large hat. The right headpiece can make the wearer stand out from the crowd and distinguish its owner from anyone else who happens to be wearing the same outfit. The stands are full of a whole range of headwear, from a discreet but classically beautiful fascinator, to full-on peacock-like hats designed to get noticed from afar.

Aintree 2Source: County Race Fashion via Facebook

As this is a racecourse, spectators are advised that their fashion should be practical as well. As spectators spend a lot of time on their feet and potentially on grass, stiletto heels may not be the wisest choice; a mid-heeled wedge would be much better. As it’s Britain in April, the weather can be very unpredictable – so the inclusion of a shawl, jacket and even an umbrella might be a wise addition to any outfit.

Let’s not forget about the horses. Spectators shouldn’t leave the bets to chance by picking horses because of their novelty name or the jockey’s colours. Instead, you might want to bet on Grand National Ladies Day at William Hill and read through their coverage, tips and racing news to brush up on the racing knowledge so that bets can be placed with confidence. New customers could also benefit from offers like bet £10 and get £30 in free bets. Well-prepared race goers can have a memorable day for the winnings as well as the striking outfits and overall experience.

On Your Marks, Ladies: It’s Time to Indulge in Racing Fashion Style 1Source: County Race Fashion via Facebook

If there isn’t enough of an incentive for racegoers to dress in their finest outfits and style themselves to perfection, then maybe the Ladies’ Day Style Award dubbed #Fabulous Friday will. The most fabulously dressed winner will take home over £35,000 worth of prizes this year. So not only will the horses be competing on Ladies’ Day, the ladies will be placing their own fashion bets in their carefully styled outfits to be in with the chance of winning a race of their own.

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