It’s Aintree Ladies Day today as thousands of uber-glam women hit the Grand National for a bet on the horses and a chance to flaunt their fake tan.
Ladies’ Day at the 164th John Smith’s Grand National is likely to see a good turn-out from WAGs like Coleen Rooney, who may need some distraction from her husband Wayne’s two-match ban and general disgrace.
The event is a highlight of north west England’s social calendar and is known for the hilariously off-target outfits of some of its attendees, who compete to be entered into the Style 2011 competition.
This year, high priestess of Aintree, Coleen Rooney, will be judging the best dressed competition.
Sweet. An early arrival at Aintree Ladies Day 2011.
High street chain Debenhams has reported a spike in the sales of its beauty products in local stores in the run up to Ladies Day. Fake tan was up 124%, false eyelashes up 396%, nails up 50%and celebrity perfume up 512%.
“This week is known as flip flops and fascinators,” an Aintree Ladies’ Day spokeswoman told Sky News. “The girls arrive in their flip flops, organise their make up and get our staff to fix their fascinators.”
The Grand National ends tomorrow with a four and a half mile steeplechase.
Dressed up for the second day of the Grand National 2011 – Ladies Day.
Here’s a look at some of the outfits at last years Aintree Ladies Day.
Pretty in pink for Aintree Ladies Day 2010.
Hats off to the ladies at Aintree Ladies Day.
End of Aintree Ladies Day 2010.
Coleen Rooney judges the fashion parade during Aintree Ladies Day 2010.
Blondes have more fun at Laste year’s Grand National Ladies Day.