Ladies day at the races is a much anticipated event. Of course there's the horses, the sportsmen and the chance to win big but what us girls are really interested in is the dresses...
Whether it's some over-tanned, under-dressed Z-lister pushing the boundaries of race day etiquette or the gorgeous hat and dress combos donned by the chicest of race-goers, race-day wardrobe is something of a fascination for British ladies. So if you're looking for a little inspiration for Aintree, Cheltenham or Ascot (you lucky thing!) look no further than Littleblackdress.co.uk for the best in catwalk inspired trends, Spring savvy styles and outfit-making accessories. Flirty florals
Flower prints go down well at any outdoor event so adorn yourself with floral fashion to ensure you don't feel out of place. We love this Dolce & Gabbana dress, ¬£464 (above, far left) which will nip and tuck you in all the right places. If you prefer a more vintage feel to your frock then Team LBD have found this gorgeous cream crochet dress by True Decadence. And if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to these bloomin' marvelous pieces Oasis have got a great range of colour-pop floral dresses. This prom style, ¬£75 (above, far right) with belt is our favourite. Marvellous maxis
For those of us not blessed with supermodel pins, or for those less accustomed to flashing the flesh before the thermostat goes off Team LBD recommend a maxi dress. This Alice + Olivia dress, ¬£375 (above, far left) is sure to make you stand out in the race day crowds but if you prefer a little classic colour then why not try this block YSL maxi dress, ¬£1750 (above, middle) which will elongate your legs and highlight your waist with its wrap around detailing. If you're looking for a dress you can wear again this year this House of Fraser dress, ¬£25 (above, far right) in gorgeous pink shade is the one for you. Black is back
Black is not only for evening soir√©es and inside events. With a little black dress you will look slimmer, healthier and, in our esteemed opinion, more sophisticated, so why not show off your wardrobe staple for ladies day!? This simple LBD from Scarlett Black (above, far left), is a snip at ¬£90 and will be your go-to dress for years to come. Luxe lace and feminine frills more your style? Rise Fashion have the (purse-friendly!) answer with their Alexia dress, ¬£40 (above, middle). Or get fashion kudos for flaunting a young fresh designer label. Shop Race day
Fabulous fascinators No race-day look would be complete without a super-sized corsage or fabulous fascinator. And courtesy of our new LBD Boutique label and hair accessories experts, Johnny Loves Rosie
we've found you some outfit-making pieces. If a hat or fascinator is a little old hat for you (sorry!) why not try an over-sized hair corsage? We love this red piece (above, middle), which is ¬£75 and up for grabs here. For a more subtle accessory choice Team LBD recommend this beautifully jewelled feather hair clip, ¬£4 (above, far right). Finally, this flapper girl, feather headband (above, far left) will spruce up any dress and at ¬£25 you'll have more money for the horses! Read the ultimate race day guide