Upping the style stakes! Glamorous attendees bring a sea of colour to York racecourse amid grey skies on Ladies Day
- The Ebor Festival at York Racecourse begins today and runs until Saturday
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Racegoers have put their best feet forward and donned all their finery to attend Ladies Day at the Ebor Festival.
Arriving in all the colours of the rainbow including sunny yellows and vibrant fuchsia, glamorous attendees braved grey skies to bring brightness to York Racecourse.
As they sported their finest frocks, styled up with fun accessories, there were also some stylish headpieces on display from chic attendees.
The Ebor Festival, which begins yesterday and ends on Saturday, hosts Ladies Day on the first day of the week’s events.
It marks the most glamorous day of the festival as the female attendees up the style stakes with fabulous outfits.
Gorgeous in green! A glamorous racegoer opts for a dress in all shades of green which is floo-length with a plunging cowl neckline as she arrives at the Ebor Festival
Fabulous fuchsia! This glamorous racegoer opted for bright pink satin paired with white lace up sandals
This racegoer opts for a a mint green dress with a plunging neckline and a side split, paired with white sandals
Glamorous pals! This pair teamed up with their green and bright yellow frocks, while each sporting an extravagant fascinator
Bringing the sunshine! Despite grey skies, this racegoer looked like a ray of sunshine as she arrived in a stunning tiered yellow frock
She has arrived! One vibrant racegoer, dressed in a nude bodycon frock, made a grand entrance
Frill seeker! This woman opted for a pink, multi-layered frilled mini dress with an asymmetric style
There is no formal dress code at the Ebor Festival – with the exception of an obligatory jacket, shirt and tie for men in the County Stand – but guests are reminded to dress ‘within the bounds of decency’ and take inspiration from ‘wedding attire’.
Gathered for the much-anticipated Darley Yorkshire Oaks, fashion-forward revellers turned the racecourse into a sea of colour with their vibrant ensembles, summer prints and bold patterns.
Frills, bodices and cowl neck dresses were among the styles of choice this afternoon as the racegoers arrived.
Marvellous metallic! This woman donned a satin dress with a side split and lace-up heeled sandals in a matching colour
This glamorous racegoer sported 1940s-style curls in her hair and opted for a shotstopping feather fascinator
In general, female attendees are encouraged to sport ‘dresses, high heeled shoes together with hats or fascinators’ on the event’s official website – although organisers note that ‘it’s most important that you feel comfortable and enjoy your day’.
The festival is widely regarded as the most prestigious meeting at York in the calendar.
Each day racegoers will have the opportunity to watch and participate in the Ebor Fashion Lawn, a catwalk culminating in the announcement of the ‘best dressed racegoer’ picked by a panel of judges.
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