The races are globally known fashion bonanza. It has always been about who is best dressed between the ladies but know it seems as if it is an integral aspect of the races and that without the high fashion the races seize to exist. Expensive and couture fashion houses are put to work (hard work) to create custom dresses for race attenders so that no two people will have the same dress. Milliners will create costly extravagant and sometimes silly hats that are synonymous with lady’s fashion at the races. It is truly a fashion show among the aroma of horse manure and sweaty horse betters. There are some races that attract more attraction than others for their fashion and they have specific ‘ladies days’ set out. This is a day where the ladies put on their best dresses, hats, high heels and get their hair professionally done in a bid to be crowned the best dressed as well as take in the racing. On ladies’ day the women usually enter the often-expensive races free of charge. Ladies’ Day at the races is still a major event for almost every racecourse globally. From Dubai to London, Ladies Day is the most highly marketed event of the year for a racecourse.
Ladies day will typically combine the biggest and fiercest horse races on the calendar with the chance to get dressed up and to win the of ‘best dressed lady’ just for looking good. Many racecourses offer huge luxurious prizes for the winner and for the runners up as not everyone is a winner. Ladies’ Day can seem very intimidating for outsiders. Many beautifully-dressed women in expensive designer dresses accompanied by their male counterparts donning three-piece suits. Some Ladies Days will be more well-known than others. As you can guess the well-known race days will have very a fierce competition between newbies and veteran fashion lovers alike. The Grand National Ladies’ Day and Ladies’ Day Ascot are the highlights of any Ladies’ Day fanatic’s year. These two events are being the big guns come out and you see women spending at least 3000$ on a full outfit, hair and makeup. Ascot is one of the more popular Ladies’ Day events because of the heritage attached to the Ascot racing grounds. Horses have raced at Ascot for over 300 years now. The notoriety of the race grounds is because it is associated with the British Monarchy, with the majestic Windsor Castle being only 3 miles away. Ladies’ Day is the most busiest day at Ascot. Thousands flock to the highly prestigious royal grounds in a bid to be crowned the best dressed lady. Is all this make up and glory for purely for one’s pleasure and enjoyment or is it now just a platform for someone to parade themselves boastfully saying that they are the best dressed lady of the area? Some questions never really have answers.