April 7th, 2011
Style Files: The Grand National
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Like our picks, Kickettes? Are you a racegoer? Or are you just in favor of any event with enough booze to sink the Titanic?