Girls letting it all hang out on Ladies Day at Aintree
Today is set to be the most glamorous day of the festival as ladies from across the world descend on the race course in Liverpool.
The champagne was flowing at this year’s event as punters flocked to the Merseyside venue
Some were forced to abandon their high heels early on in the Ladies Day festivities
The Liverpool ladies donned their most daring frocks and outfits as they stamped their mark on the racing calendar.
From coral thigh-skimming ensembles, little black numbers, longer outfits in chic pale hues to full-length, flower-print maxi-dresses they all stepped up to the fashion mark.
Popular trends were lace insets and embellished panels, on-trend skirts – along with open-toed sandals and delicate cocktail hats.
Girls just wanna have…a rest. These friends take a break on the racecourse steps
Nice work if you can get it…smiles from the girls welcoming guests to Aintree
Dani Lawrence, 27 – fiancee of Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones – turned heads in a delicate cream lace dress.
Shelagh Letts, 27, and Cathy Leech, 28, opted for sunglasses and fascinators, with Ms Letts remarking: “Everyone has really dressed up for today – the sunshine has lured us all out in our best!”.
Lovely bubbly: special sippers help the champagne go down a treat – with no glass required
A woman on the ground after a day out at Aintree
But fans of ‘Queen of Aintree’ Coleen Rooney, 29, were disappointed after finding out she was missing the entire three-day festival for the first time in years, as it clashed with her children’s Easter holidays.
She will be missing out on a Grand National festival to remember – with an estimated 200,000 pints being pulled, 5,500 bottles of Champagne popped and 1,413,600 ice cubes on hand to cool cocktails.
Across Merseyside fashion boutiques have reported a 65 per cent increase in fake eyelashes – and a 600 per cent increase in fake tan lotion.
A woman sits on the ground at Aintree
A group of women in a boistrous mood at Aintree
Racegoers were on best behaviour after Aintree Managing Director John Baker vowed to raise the image of Liverpool’s ladies attending this year’s festival.
But bookmakers have scoffed at his moans – by offering bets on the sozzled state of its Liverpool fillies today.
Friends arrive at Aintree for first day of Grand National meeting
Other unfortunate mishaps include hair extensions falling out (8/1), tomato ketchup getting spilt on a dress (4/1).
But if things are looking unusually classy this year compared to the usual photographic cavalcade of embarrassing snaps, that could be because bosses have banned unflattering pictures.
Dressed in their best, racegoers at Aintree didn’t shy away from the spotlight
But some sneaky photographers still managed to catch the Aintree ladies looking slightly worse for wear.
Many ladies wore towering high heels which were later removed after a long day at the races