April 7th, 2011

Style Files: The Grand National

Image via Getty Images/Daylife.

Have you given a pep talk to your liver yet? Bought a case of fake tanner? Purchased a hair dye that matches your dress?

Oh yes. It’s that time of year again, Kickettes. Ladies Day at The Grand National is less than 24 hours away, and when it comes to over the top dressing and abusive amounts of hairspray, there is no faction that rivals the ladies of Liverpool.  We’re surprised there’s not a bouffant-shaped hole in the ozone above Merseyside by now.

Standard protocol for Ladies Day says the more outrageous you dress, the better. Much to our surprise, however, our WAGs tend to skew conservative and/or sophisticated. Bummer.

In keeping with tradition, we’d like to make some suggestions for what we’d like to see our favorite ladies wear.

Coleen Rooney

Last year Coleen Rooney played a big part, as she judged and presented the “Best Dressed” award. Coleen will just be a festive partygoer this year, but we still expect her outfits to “pop” against the sea of unsightly attire. Her black Matthew Williamson frock last year was lovely, but perhaps a bit boring for the occasion.

In keeping with Spring’s super bright colour palette, we think this orange Lela Rose dress paired with a fun tribal-print belt would seal her appointment as the day’s drunk tank keys holder.

Images via Getty/Daylife and Netaporter.com.

Sheree Murphy

Although we know Sheree Murphy will not be attending tomorrow’s festivities, we felt it necessary to pay homage to her conservative, stylishly sexy ensembles. To Ladies Day 2010, Sheree wore separates – a skirt with peplum ruffle and a little t-shirt with a tuxedo placket. Lovely, but something that lacked “oomph”.

We know Sheree can pull of a print (one of our favorite WAG looks of all time, BTW) so we would’ve love to see her in this Roberto Cavalli floral-print crepe dress. Had she been going, we would’ve pegged her as the one who made us most proud.

Images via WENN and Netaporter.com.

Alex Gerrard

Mrs. Stevie G has never really hit the mark at Aintree. Her Alexandre Vaulthier Couture dress last year was…well, awful and the year before she was swallowed whole by ruffles. This shouldn’t be so difficult for Alex; she’s got a model’s body and her legs are insane. Translation: she can wear anything.

Please, Alex, wear this stunning Gucci dress and reverse your prior misfortunes. The Italian label’s entire Spring 2011 collection was made for you.

Image via Netaporter.com.

Like our picks, Kickettes? Are you a racegoer? Or are you just in favor of any event with enough booze to sink the Titanic?

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9 Responses to “Style Files: The Grand National”

  1. aps says:

    That dressed you picked out for Sheree is hideous Kickette. The others I agree with.

  2. rubyqueen says:

    i love the outfits for alex and coleen.but i guess no'one can predict what ther are gonna wear.?depends what cricket will loan out to them.

  3. Angela says:

    That picture of Alex Gerrard basically sums up why I've never cared for her — she doesn't have a true sense of style. She just wears whatever is trendy and then piles it on, even if the outfit doesn't work well for her figure, isn't good for her coloring, etc. She's just a clothes horse (I don't really know of any other way to put this, nicely).

    Just because it's trendy and/or designer, doesn't necessarily mean you should wear it.

  4. Jen says:

    Those suggestions are half bad, esp. the ones for Alex and Coleen. Normally I appalled by the Liverpool WAG fashion choices, but I think the trash strewn pic above is what really frightens me today…….use a bin!!

  5. Miss XOXO says:

    I always love Alex style but not in the picture…

  6. Thea says:

    Have to say – now I am working the Grand Prix circuit , I actually miss the whole Chav-tastic Wag-abee's at the race events! Everyone now is a bit boring in comparrision, and smell of engine oil!

    • Jo_ says:

      Yes, the F1 scene is good for celeb spotting but everyone's in casual gear. Hardly a ruffle in sight. :(

      • Thea says:

        Everyone is really well behaved to boot – makes me long for the freedom to totter home at dawn after an 8 hour bender! No such luck these days!