Glamorous female racegoers didn’t let the rainy weather conditions stop them from putting their best fashion foot forward as they arrived for Ladies’ Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
Despite the drizzly weather, thousands of women brought the sunshine with their finest summery frocks and elaborate hats as they descended on the racecourse to kickstart the weekend with a day of festivities.
With umbrellas in hand, many refused to let the rain dampen their spirits and were seen getting into the party spirit early, with glasses of Pimms and mini bottles of Moet Champage flowing.
Women in pastel-coloured frocks and statement jumpsuits arrived in their dozens for the event – a mainstay in Britain’s racing and social calendar.
Glamorous female racegoers didn’t let the rainy weather conditions stop them from putting their best fashion foot forward as they arrived for Ladies’ Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey
Some braved the downpour in bare legs and open toe heels while trying desperately to keep their hair dry by taking cover underneath an umbrella
Taking cover! Those who left the house without an umbrella took shelter from the rain, donning plastic rain macs
Putting safety first! This trio of beauties looked glam in their summery dresses and accessorised with their protective face masks
Glamour girls: This trio of ladies oozed style with their chic dresses and matching accessories
Chilly: A couple of ladies chose to brave the cold weather in bare legs and heels, even leaving warm coats at home
Elaborate headwear was the order of the day for many, with oversized hats and flamboyant fascinators adorned with feathers, flowers and frills spotted in the enclosure.
This year the The Style Awards is open to both males and females, and seeks out to find the very best dressed racegoers on the course.
Among the top prizes include a year’s supply of dresses from Chi Chi London, a year’s supply of shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt, Jeroboam of Moët & Chandon and an exclusive Jessica Rea Headpiece, plus a personal styling consultation.
It is therefore of little surprise racegoers were keen to pull out all the stops when it came to their looks, pushing the boundaries with outfits that were both creative and elegant.
Hold onto your hats! Revellers who failed to bring umbrellas decided to get creative with bags that they placed over their hair to protect it from getting wet
Summer dreaming: Popular strappy dress styles allowed many women to flash a hint of skin without putting too much on display.
Strike a pose! Epsom racegoers didn’t let the rainy weather conditions stop them from putting on a glamorous display as they arrived at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey for Derby day. Pictured, front centre, British former professional boxer Nicola Adams’ girlfriend Ella Baig
Flower power! Reality Star Francesca Allen looked the picture of elegance as she struck a pose in a monochrome dress and strappy black sandals
Love Island’s Francesca Allen put on an elegant display in a black and white floral patterned dress as she arrived with friend Maria Wild as they prepared to kickstart the weekend celebrations in style
The weather isn’t raining on their parade! Many braved neutral or white-coloured outfits despite the dreary conditions
Racegoers may have opted for sunny outfits, but the weather was far from bright on the course today
From white dresses to skyscraper heels, revellers who attended Epsom’s ladies day didn’t let a touch of rain stop them from wearing their prepared outfits
That’s the spirit! Racegoers were all smiles as the heavens opened on Epsom racecourse during Ladies Day today
Not put off: It might have been raining but that didn’t stop many racegoers from ramping up the glamour in her sparkly shoes and pastel-coloured dress
Strike a pose! Elaborate headwear was the order of the day for many, with oversized hats and flamboyant fascinators adorned with feathers, flowers and frills spotted in the enclosure
Lady in red! The ladies arriving for the races appeared intent on upholding Epsom’s long-standing reputation for glamour
It’s a washout! One reveller refused to let the rainy weather conditions dampen her spirits as she battled with her umbrella against the wind
Despite the miserable weather, racegoers were keen to put their best foot forward in high skimming skirts and daring hemlines
Hold onto your jackets! One young woman had a helping hand trying to keep herself dry as she braved the elements at the Surrey course
Looking all white! Another glamorous reveller looked the picture of sophistication as she arrived in a cream embellished frock complete with matching feather fascinator
Popular cold-shoulder and strappy dress styles allowed many women to flash a hint of skin without putting too much on display.
In a nod to the previously sunny weather, many donned frocks in vibrant hues of pinks and reds, while some opted for softer floral floral patterns.
Others bravely channeled one of the season’s other big style trends – head-to-toe neutrals – and donned dresses in daring shades of white and beige – despite the muddy and stormy weather.
Today is the first of two days of racing at Epsom Downs. Derby Day, one of the biggest occasions of the summer calendar, will take place tomorrow.
Taking cover! One stylish racegoer pulled out all the stops to stop her hair from getting wet by using her jumper as a makeshift umbrella
Watch the hair! Others took shelter beneath large hats but those wearing fascinators had no choice but to carry a brolly
On trend: A lady looks wonderful in a silk blue dress, while another opted for a traditional, but no less pretty, crop top and skirt combination
Glamorous racegoers dressed for a heatwave were spotted traipsing through the wet and muddy grass as they made their way to the enclosure
Epsom revellers posed with their umbrellas as high winds and rain whipped through the racecourse on Friday
Several female revellers struggled in the poor weather conditions as the heavens opened at Epsom Racecourse
Brrr! Racegoers arriving for Ladies Day queued in the rain as they awaited to enter the enclosure for a day of festivities in the rain