They’ve got that Friday feeling! York Races revellers step out in showstopping fascinators and VERY daring hemlines as they kick off the weekend in style
- Revellers showcased fancy fascinators adorned with feathers and decadent bows at York racecourse today
- An array of cheery racegoers were pictured arriving in colourful ensembles and skyscraper heels
- High-profile race meeting, which is formally known as Yorkshire Ebor Festival, runs over four days
Glamorous racegoers stepped into the weekend in style as they descended on York racecourse for Coolmore Nunthorpe day.
Cheery revellers got the day off to a fashionable start as they showcased fancy fascinators adorned with feathers and decadent bows, daring hem lines and skyscraper heels.
The high-profile race meeting, which is formally known as Yorkshire Ebor Festival, started with the Juddmonte International on Wednesday and runs over four days, culminating on Saturday.
Yesterday, floral frocks and sky-scraper heels were the order of the day as female spectators pulled out all of the fashion stops for Ladies Day.
New heights! Well-heeled spectators stepped into the weekend in style as they descended on York racecourse this morning
Flower power! One stylish reveller opted for a floral-patterned dress which she accessorised with a bold red fascinator and matching shoes
Stepping into the weekend! This trio of beauties put on a fashionable display in frilly ensembles and bardot dresses
York races was cancelled last year due to the UK being in lockdown – but racegoers made the most of dressing up again, with fashion-forward revellers turning the racecourse into a sea of colour with their vibrant ensembles and summer prints.
Short, figure-hugging dresses were among the popular choices today, while one brave reveller put on an eye-caching display in a monochrome two-piece suit – with a very plunging neckline.
The races – one of the highlights of the British racing calendar – attracts enthusiasts from all over the country.
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.
Monochrome magic! One reveller opted for a two-piece suit and very daring plunge line as she arrived for Coolmore Nunthorpe day
Picture perfect! Two friends posed and smiled for the cameras as they showed off their trademark headwear
However, guests are reminded to dress ‘within the bounds of decency’ and take inspiration from ‘wedding attire’.
Women are also 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.
That Friday feeling! While some stylish racegoers opted for black and white ensembles, others opted for colourful prints and patterns
Racegoers arriver for the Coolmore Nunthorpe day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2021 at York racecourse