As with Doncaster, the ladies of Ayr are not prepared to relinquish summer on this occasion, and the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ladies’ Day sees the full panoply of cocktail dresses, eye-catching hats and headpieces, along with heels, fake tan and fabulous hairdos.
Spice up your racing day in a Virgos Lounge hot mustard Laurent cocktail dress with the very fashionable asymmetric hemline. The ruching on the back of the dress adds interest and accentuates that coveted rounded booty. Price £95.
Inspired by the great Hollywood films and stars, Elizabeth is a glamorous coolie shaped headpiece in rich silk brocatelle crowned with a large floral outline sculpted by wire and covered in coloured silk. Price £240 from Deborah Walton Hats on Etsy.
Photograph by Jesse Leong and Lauren Danks.
Continue the Hollywood glamour in star studded Swarovski crystal glitter high heel court shoes with dark burgundy sole. Price £195 from The Crystal Shoe Co on Etsy.
Rest your feet from time to time in Cocorose London foldable Chelsea ballerina flats. In royal blue suede with textured orange snake print toe. Price was £115 now £89.
More star gazing with this Best Fashion Accessory Award winning Kylie clutch. Wanting to design a clutch for Kylie Minogue, Steven Harkin was inspired by her eye make-up for the shape. Like Kylie, this patent leather clutch is small but perfectly formed – a little splash of glossy red to raise the glamour stakes to fiery heights. Price £137 from Steven Harkin via Etsy.
Accessorise the outfit with statement jewellery:
Layer on those bangles, this outfit can take it.
Les Georgettes bangles come in all patterns and colours. Choose the metal colour and pattern, then add the coloured leather insert.
Below is the Wave design in gold finish medium width with raspberry and petroleum blue reversible leather insert. Price 99 Euros from Les Georgettes.
If you need to keep the Scottish chill away, ensure you will still be spotted by the mingling judges, with a glittering crystal star embellished cashmere pashmina in striking ink blue. Price £150 from Cashmere Rebel.
The best dressed ladies will be awarded coins by judges who mingle with the crowd; the coins guarantee a place in the highly competitive Ladies’ Day competition where the finalists will draw a horse running in the afternoon’s William Hill Ayr Gold Cup. The lady who draws the winner of the race wins the star prize, with great prizes for second and third as well.