Glamorous racegoers refuse to let the rainy weather dampen their spirits at Epsom Ladies Day

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

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

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

Luckily, most had come prepared with umbrellas

Luckily, most had come prepared with umbrellas

The racecourse was turned into a sea of brollies as they were all unfurled

The racecourse was turned into a sea of brollies as they were all unfurled

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

Taking cover! Those who left the house without an umbrella took shelter from the rain, donning plastic rain macs

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

Putting safety first! This trio of beauties looked glam in their summery dresses and accessorised with their protective face masks

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

Glamour girls: This trio of ladies oozed style with their chic dresses and matching accessories

Glamour girls: This trio of ladies oozed style with their chic dresses and matching accessories

Well prepared: Some had come prepared with umbrellas

Well prepared: Some had come prepared with umbrellas

Others chose to brave the chill in bare legs regardless

Others chose to brave the chill in bare legs regardless

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.  

Some got inventive with alternatives to umbrellas

Some got inventive with alternatives to umbrellas

Cheers to the weekend! Racergoers kickstarted the weekend celebrations early

Cheers to the weekend! Racergoers kickstarted the weekend celebrations early

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

Now that's accessorising! One woman matched her impressive lion mane-like fascinator with her protective face mask

Now that's accessorising! One woman matched her impressive lion mane-like fascinator with her protective face mask

Now that’s accessorising! One woman matched her impressive lion mane-like fascinator with her protective face mask

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

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

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

Summer dreaming: Popular strappy dress styles allowed many women to flash a hint of skin without putting too much on display

Summer dreaming: Popular strappy dress styles allowed many women to flash a hint of skin without putting too much on display

Revellers brought the sunshine with their outfits

Revellers brought the sunshine with their outfits

Summer dreaming: Pastel-coloured dresses were the order of the day for revellers who brought the sunshine with their outfits

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

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

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! 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

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

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

Flower power! Reality Star Francesca Allen looked the picture of elegance as she struck a pose in a monochrome dress and strappy black sandals

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

Love Island's Francesca Allen put on an elegant display in a black and white floral patterned dress

The reality star and her friend Maria Wild prepared to kickstart the weekend celebrations in style

The reality star and her friend Maria Wild prepared to kickstart the weekend celebrations in style

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 

Dress to impress like Francesca wearing Chi Chi London

It’s so nice to see glamorous events like weddings and days at the races are back!

Former Love Islander Francesca Allen looked sensational as she attended a rather rainy Epsom Ladies Day, wearing a black and white floral dress, which is from Chi Chi London. Isn’t the lace-style print beautiful? All it needed was a simple pair of strappy sandals and swept-up hair and it’s a flawless look.

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Looking all white! One reveller put on a glamorous display in a beige dress with plunging neckline

Looking all white! One reveller put on a glamorous display in a beige dress with plunging neckline

Fancy fascinators! While some were protective from the rain with their big hats, those with fascinators decided to embrace it

Fancy fascinators! While some were protective from the rain with their big hats, those with fascinators decided to embrace it

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

Racegoers may have opted for sunny outfits, but the weather was far from bright on the course today

Racegoers may have opted for sunny outfits, but the weather was far from bright on the course today

Female racegoers braved the weather in skyscraper heels

Female racegoers braved the weather in skyscraper heels

Others ignored the rain and stuck with the white dresses like they'd planned

Others ignored the rain and stuck with the white dresses like they'd planned

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

That's the spirit! Racegoers were all smiles as the heavens opened on Epsom racecourse during Ladies Day today

That’s the spirit! Racegoers were all smiles as the heavens opened on Epsom racecourse during Ladies Day today

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

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

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

Lady in red! The ladies arriving for the races appeared intent on upholding Epsom's long-standing reputation for glamour

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

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

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

Umbrellas at the ready! One reveller looked in high spirits as the heavens opened

Umbrellas at the ready! One reveller looked in high spirits as the heavens opened

Racegoers were keen to put their best foot forward

Racegoers were keen to put their best foot forward

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

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

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

Looking all white! Another glamorous reveller looked the picture of sophistication as she arrived in a cream embellished frock complete with matching feather fascinator

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. 

Eager racegoers brave the rain on day one of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, with many sporting see-through ponchos to keep dry

Eager racegoers brave the rain on day one of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, with many sporting see-through ponchos to keep dry

Eager racegoers brave the rain on day one of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, with many sporting see-through ponchos to keep dry

No rain on their parade! Epsom racegoers looked like they were determined to have a fun day despite the unseasonably bad weather

No rain on their parade! Epsom racegoers looked like they were determined to have a fun day despite the unseasonably bad weather

The rain wasn't getting in the way of this trio of revellers

The rain wasn't getting in the way of this trio of revellers

No rain on their parade! Epsom racegoers looked like they were determined to have a fun day despite the unseasonably bad weather

Smiles all round! Umbrellas were the accessory of the day as the heavens opened on the Surrey racecourse

Smiles all round! Umbrellas were the accessory of the day as the heavens opened on the Surrey racecourse

 Smiles all round! Umbrellas were the accessory of the day as the heavens opened on the Surrey racecourse

One stylish racegoer pulled out all the stops to stop her hair from getting wet by using her jumper as a makeshift umbrella

One stylish racegoer pulled out all the stops to stop her hair from getting wet by using her jumper as a makeshift umbrella

Another racegoer opted for a very colourful umbrella

Another racegoer opted for a very colourful umbrella

Taking cover! While one stylish racegoer pulled out all the stops to stop her hair from getting wet, another opted for a very colourful umbrella

Watch the hair! Others took shelter beneath large hats but those wearing fascinators had no choice but to carry a brolly

Watch the hair! Others took shelter beneath large hats but those wearing fascinators had no choice but to carry a brolly

Watch the hair! Others took shelter beneath large hats but those wearing fascinators had no choice but to carry a brolly

Stylish racegoers pose for a picture in front of the style awards board during day one of the Cazoo Derby Festival

Stylish racegoers pose for a picture in front of the style awards board during day one of the Cazoo Derby Festival

Stylish racegoers pose for a picture in front of the style awards board during day one of the Cazoo Derby Festival

A lady looks wonderful in a silk blue dress,

A lady looks wonderful in a silk blue dress,

Another opted for a traditional, but no less pretty, crop top and skirt

Another opted for a traditional, but no less pretty, crop top and skirt

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

Women in pastel-coloured frocks arrived in their dozens for the event - a mainstay in Britain's racing and social calendar

Women in pastel-coloured frocks arrived in their dozens for the event - a mainstay in Britain's racing and social calendar

Women in pastel-coloured frocks arrived in their dozens for the event – a mainstay in Britain’s racing and social calendar

Connect the dots! Two racegoers were all smiles as they traipsed through the wet grass

Connect the dots! Two racegoers were all smiles as they traipsed through the wet grass

Monochrome magic! One reveller looked the picture of perfection in a black skirt and white jacket co-ord

Monochrome magic! One reveller looked the picture of perfection in a black skirt and white jacket co-ord

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

Epsom revellers posed with their umbrellas as high winds and rain whipped through the racecourse on Friday

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

Several female revellers struggled in the poor weather conditions as the heavens opened at Epsom Racecourse

Several female revellers struggled in the poor weather conditions as the heavens opened at Epsom Racecourse

Mesmerising: The racetrack was a sea of colours this morning, with racegoers opening up colourful umbrellas

Mesmerising: The racetrack was a sea of colours this morning, with racegoers opening up colourful umbrellas

Mesmerising: The racetrack was a sea of colours this morning, with racegoers opening up colourful umbrellas 

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

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

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

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