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Grand National dress code upsets followers of fashion

( Xinhua ) Updated: 2014-10-20 15:07:17
Grand National dress code upsets followers of fashion

Britain's Queen Elizabeth pats former Grand National favourite Teaforthree, during her visit to Cotts Equine Hospital in Narberth, Wales April 29, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

Grand National dress code upsets followers of fashion
Fashionable hats at Royal Ascot horse racing festival
Grand National dress code upsets followers of fashion
Royal Ascot horse racing festival
The Grand National is the world's biggest horse race generating a global audience running into hundreds of millions. Now some of the attention is being focused on the 'fillies' watching the racing.

During the three-day Grand National Festival in Liverpool, one of the big highlights has become Ladies Day on the eve of the showcase steeplechase. The Jockey Club, owners of the famous Aintree course, is to issue style guide-lines for females who dress to impress on Ladies Day.

The camera lenses of tabloid newspapers zoom in on the outrageous and the ridiculous as they feature the more bizarre examples of fashion, Liverpool style.

Racecourse managers have insisted they are not turning into 'fashion police,', but the very idea of a style-guide and dress code has outraged a number of fashion commentators in Northern England.

'Ladies' Day Shocker as the Jockey Club plans Aintree dress code', screamed the front page of the leading newspaper in the city, the Liverpool Echo on its front page.

To rub salt into the wound, the Style Code is being drawn up by fashion experts based in London.

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