Ladies Day at Royal Ascot Trials
With the Royal Wedding taking place this weekend its time to channel your inner princess! Naas Racecourse has taken its inspiration from Meghan Markle with its Ladies Day theme which takes place this Sunday, May 20th at the track which coincidently is also the Royal Ascot Trials Day.
Glamorous television personality Anna Daly was recently unveiled as the style ambassador and celebrity judge for the Ladies Day. She is best known for her work on TV3, Saturday AM and Sunday AM and will be joined on the judging panel by Klara Heron, Acting Editor at Irish Country Magazine, and Anna Fortune of the Kildare Post Newspaper.
The theme of the day will be ‘A Touch of Royal Ascot’, which is certainly great timing with the nuptials taking place this weekend between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and the recent birth of Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s Royal Baby, Prince Louis.
A prize befitting of royalty will also be on offer for the Best Dressed Lady with the winner granted an overnight stay in the historic Palmerstown Manor House with 19 of her friends or family, which will also include dinner for all guests. If that wasn’t enough, the prize also includes a €1,000 shopping spree in Kildare Village, home to some of the world’s most luxurious and exciting fashion brands.
Anna shared some fabulous style tips to catch the judges eye to give you that extra chance in winning this amazing prize,
- You are only stylish if you feel stylish. Don’t squeeze yourself into a dress you wouldn’t normally wear or heels that you can’t walk in. Being uncomfortable is never a good look. When something suits you, you look better so remember to dress for your shape and size and don’t fall for a trend if it doesn’t do anything for you.
- Don’t over accessorize. We Irish have a bit of an obsession with adding stuff that’s surplus to requirements. When you look at ladies walking to work in the likes of Paris or London or NY, they look very chic without trying too hard with ‘matchy matchy’ earrings and necklaces etc. To use the Chanel infamous line, before leaving the house take one thing off. Never a truer word said when it comes to style! Look at the royals from Diane to Meghan Markle, there’s no great distractions from their clean lines and perfect tailoring and no ‘of-the-moment’ accessory that will ultimately date their outfit in photographs.
- Have fun. Don’t over think your outfit too much. If you love it, then wear it! Fashion is supposed to be fun, it’s not life or death!
Admission on the day is €15 per person, entry into the fashion competition is free of charge. Ladies Day registration will take place at the Ladies Pavilion located beside the parade ring from 1pm-3pm. Those who enter will be treated to a complimentary glass of Pimms. First race of the day is at 2.05pm.
Racegoers can also avail of a Golden Ticket for €30, which includes a €5 free bet, race card, €5 drinks voucher and a €10 food voucher. For more information in relation to hospitality packages visit. www.naasracecourse.com.