Your high street Ladies’ Day lookbook

How to dress to impress at Aintree this year


This Friday 7th April is a big day for all Northern lasses: Ladies Day at Aintree Races.

The world-famous horse racing tournament showcases a spectacle of style from women of every background, with raceday outfits high on every attendee’s list of priorities. All must dress in formal attire, with hats not compulsory but very popular. So, if you’re fortunate enough to be attending the North’s biggest female-only event of the year, we’ve put some outfits together readily available on the high street to make your life easier.

Liverpool’s glorious sunny weather this month has brought out the optimist in us all. Tap into spring’s key trend white floaty dressed with this embroidered beauty from Zara. Combine this dress with a chunky pair of metallic platforms to prevent your heels sinking into the grass whilst admiring the horses.

Dress: £39.99, Zara

Shoes: £35.95, Zara


If fun and flirty is more your game, look no further than this black and orange skirt/blouse combo. The sheer black lace-up top shows just enough skin as is deemed appropriate for Ladies Day, and the dropped waist on this skirt is flattering for all body shapes. Pair with some nude heels to balance this bold outfit.

Top: £30.00, Topshop

Skirt: £39.00, Topshop

Shoes: £56.00, Topshop


If white just ain’t right for you, try a bright floral number like this orange wrap dress. Perfect for those warmer days, the ruffle sleeves on this dress are ideal for a day at the races. Pair with a classy pair of black stilettos with cut out detailing to give your outfit that extra edge.

Dress: £39.99, Zara

Shoes: £35.95, Zara


If you prefer something more demure, try this sophisticated top and skirt combo. The heavy patterning on the skirt is offset by a crisp, simple cold shoulder top. Finish off this ensemble with a simple pair of gold heels to add that extra glamour to your look.

Top: £28, River Island

Midi Skirt: £36, River Island

Shoes: £35, River Island

And there you have it, four simple looks that will make you the belle of the ball at Aintree this year.