And they’re Off!
The Cheltenham Festival is legendary in the sporting calendar. Known for top quality horse racing, big bets, and serious money to be won, the best jockeys in the UK and Ireland flock here to make their name, and sustain it. That’s not all however, because in addition to this, the countdown to ladies day at the races starts here!
You will no doubt have heard of Ladies Day and see photos of it in the news. Put simply, Ladies Day is big news in the sporting and fashion world, and you won’t miss the front pages of the tabloids the next day showcasing the best of true glitz and glamour, not to mention big hats! Some are ridiculous, some are high fashion, but they are all eye-catching!
This colourful event is part of the Cheltenham Festival, running from 11 – 13 March 2015. Despite all this talk of fashion, of course, the main focus is on the horse racing, but Ladies Day attracts the big celebrity names, high society, huge cash injection, and major photographer fodder with the outfits being the talking point of the day.
Did you know that bets are also taken on the outfits and hats, and not only on the races? Royal guests attend the festival, and bets are taken on which hat will adorn those in attendance, and even the Queen.
Last year was all about huge feathers and tweed, both on hats and outfits, so what will this year bring?
Catwalk fashion trends tend to seep into the mainstream, and are certainly reflected at Ladies Day. Basically the staple of any outfit is a hat, and the bigger the better, the more flamboyant, the more eye-catching!
Staple trends for 2015 include gingham prints, shoulder bearing outfits, power-dressing with shoulder pads (yes, really), and stripes that make a huge statement, be it monochrome or colour. One thing’s for sure, nothing at Ladies Day is understated, so if you’re looking at colour, you’re going to find it! Safari prints are also making a big splash on the catwalk this year, so will we see anyone with a safari-inspired hat maybe? Quite frankly, anything is possible! Big dresses match the huge hats, and competition is fierce to get the most eye-catching, and in turn grab the most publicity.
So, who will win the prestigious Most Stylish Lady award this year? Stay tuned to find out!