Going out with a bang! Glamorous revellers pull out the stops in dazzling sequin dresses, elaborate fascinators and lace gowns on Chester Cup Day
- Stylish revellers donned fashionable lace gowns as they brought out their best looks on Chester Cup Day
- Today is the final day of the annual Boodles May Festival, billed as the ‘pinnacle of Chester’s social calendar’
- Around 50,000 racegoers were thought to have descended on this year’s three-day meeting after its return
Revellers at Chester Racecourse amped up the glamour as they brought out their best looks for the final day of the three-day meet today.
Stylish guests showed off their fashion prowess as they stepped out for the final day of the annual Boodles May Festival, billed as the ‘pinnacle of Chester’s social calendar’.
Racegoers pulled out all the stops sporting dazzling sequin dresses, lace gowns, elaborate fascinators and vibrant co-ords with statement sleeves as they stepped out on Chester Cup Day.
Around 50,000 racegoers are expected to descend on this year’s three-day meeting after it was cancelled back in 2020 before returning in 2021 with a reduced number of spectators due to the Covid pandemic.
Revellers at Chester Racecourse amped up the glamour as they brought out their best looks for the final day of the three-day meet today
A touch of spring! Floral are always a popular choice for racing events and one reveller stoof out from the crowd in a vibrant bandeau drss with strappy white sandals (left). Keeping it simple: A fashionable attendee wore a white dress with a daring cut out teamed with nude strappy heels
Sheer perfection: A racegoer chose a gown with a diaphonous skirt that showed off her legs, teamed with green accessories (left). Right: Green and black is always an elegant colour combination
Racegoers pulled out all the stops, with one guest sporting a cropped bright orange trouser suit with statement puffed sleeves, which she paired with a simple clutch bag and dainty hoop earrings (left). Another stepped out in a floor-length halter neck blue blue gown decorated with sequins paired with a black clutch bag (right)
With Chester operating a far less strict dress code than other racing events, such as Royal Ascot, revellers took full advantage of the relaxed sartorial guidelines as they gathered for the annual race meeting.
Some attendees donned thigh-grazing ensembles, while others commanded attention opting for cropped trouser suits or a see-through lace gown paired with a nude bodysuit.
Each stand at Chester Racecourse adheres to a specific dress code policy. If you’re in the Chester Members and Private Hospitality area, there is a ‘strictly smart’ style guide, with ladies encouraged to don longer length skirts and dresses, chic trouser suits and statement hats.
The Winning Post and County Long Room and Concourse enclosures suggest a ‘dress to impress’ mentality, recommending clutch bags, fascinators and mix-and-match colour schemes.
Flaunting it in florals! A racegoer looked glamorous in a cream dress iwth a daring cleavage cutour as she made her way into the cours, while another opted for an extravagant navy hat paired with a lace dress
With Chester operating a far less strict dress code than other racing events, such as Royal Ascot, revellers took full advantage of the relaxed sartorial guidelines as they gathered for the annual race meeting
TV presenter and former Love Island Star Chris Hughes was among the famou faces in attendance (left). Racing fan Sir Alex Ferguson is a regular at meetings around the country (right)
The Tattersalls enclosure urges guests to ‘make a statement’ with their outfits, listing jumpsuits and tailored shorts, maxi dresses and headbands and hair accessories as strong choices.
The most casual stands are the Dee and Open Course, where relaxed summer dresses, shorts and T-shirts and sunglasses are welcomed.
The opening day of the festival features Cheshire Oaks and Chester Vase races, with £100,000 prize money at stake for the latter.
Ladies Day yesterday featured the Dee Stakes and Ormonde Stakes, while the final day today will feature The Chester Cup, with the winnings set at £150,000.