The result? A variety of daring dresses, some fine hats, and an awful lot of fake tan.
The “Style Code” was inspired by the Coco Chanel quote: “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.“ With this new rule the outfits parading at Ladies Day were expected to be a little more refined, shall we say. Rebecca Ferguson at Aintree’s Ladies Day 2015
Aintree’s website currently reads: “There is no official dress code, smart is preferable and is often adopted”, hats “are optional too, but are frequently worn”. But it also highlights that sports clothes and fancy dress are not permitted.
“The overall consensus is that Ladies Day at The Grand National is a unique event bursting with personality and individual takes on style,” said a spokesperson for the racecourse at the time.
Aintree Ladies Day 2015