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Aintree fashion - wear some tights FFS

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GrumpyOldBag Thu 07-Apr-16 16:11:26

I apologise for posting a link to a bitchy DM article, but it's a slow work day. And they must be freezing!

Jaimx86 Thu 07-Apr-16 16:14:00

I've just read the same article. Awful outfits and make up (did like the jumpsuit lady though)!
Wasn't it bloody freezing yesterday? Why are they dressed like that?confused

DonkeyOaty Thu 07-Apr-16 16:14:03

See I know where you're coming from but pointing and laughing at women is really grim. That's what the DM wants us to do (haven't clicked link)

GrumpyOldBag Thu 07-Apr-16 16:16:51

I know Donkey. It's a very guilty pleasure.

JeffersonCrisp Thu 07-Apr-16 16:19:06

Some of them looked really grim

Jaimx86 Thu 07-Apr-16 16:20:00

I clicked it hoping to see some nice outfit ideas angry

Akire Thu 07-Apr-16 16:21:01

Agree it's grim!!!! What luck though that DM photography had his camera at bottom height to catch that gust of wind blowing up skirts five times!

WellErrr Thu 07-Apr-16 16:21:59

Hate DM but racing is getting so chavvy. It's sad.

Snoopydo Thu 07-Apr-16 16:22:07

I didn't think there was anything to laugh at. I thought a lot of them looked lovely but I did notice the lack of tights and tanned legs which must be a look because I am still in my black opaques here. They did look freezing though.

AgainstTheGlock Thu 07-Apr-16 16:22:27

It's my favourite day of the year - ladies day at aintree in the DM I mean.

Interesting nod to fashion - are the scousers over scouse brows? Does this mean teenagers nationally will stop looking quite so ridiculous?

GrumpyOldBag Thu 07-Apr-16 16:22:58

There were a couple of stylish ones towards the end. i liked the black dress with the voluminous sleeves - and she wouldn't have been too cold.

tootsietoo Thu 07-Apr-16 16:25:55

The thing that always strikes me about these Aintree photos is how most of the people in them are so overweight.

GrumpyOldBag Thu 07-Apr-16 16:29:57

i think there are probably some skinny gals there too but the DM just edits them out of the photos.

Madlizzy Thu 07-Apr-16 16:30:54

Tights are nasty, thrush inducing things. Women can wear whatever they like, and if they're happy in what they're wearing, who are we to judge?

WipsGlitter Thu 07-Apr-16 16:32:01

I really feel for the woman in the white trouser suit as that is a really bad angle and her coat has blown open. And the woman with the nipple shields on.

Some of them have obviously been asked to take their coats off which makes them looks silly too, whereas if they had their coat on they would look fine.

The main problem is totally inappropriate wear for the races. Long maxi dresses and lots of flesh on show are, imho, better at a wedding or nightclub. Too tight, too short, too much boob, too many trotter shoes and too much make up.

But if they were happy with how they looked then fair play to them.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 07-Apr-16 16:32:45

I can't believe they used the pics with the poor women and the dresses blowing up.

not any outfits I particularly like. but I can't get over having to wear stupid hats. and stupid fascinators. why can't they wear jeans and t shirts and boots/trainers rather than be photographed falling over in stupid shoes.

stupid day out anyway

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 07-Apr-16 16:33:43

when I say why can't get wear, I mean why can't they scrap the dress code.

people are obviously free to wear what they want. it's teh dress code that's stupid

squoosh Thu 07-Apr-16 16:34:30

The thing that always strikes me is the women who are padding about barefoot having been crippled by their mega heels. Don't wear shoes that you know will defeat you!

DaphneWhitethigh Thu 07-Apr-16 16:42:48

I think you may have got this the wrong way around Giles. Pretty sure the attendees being photographed aren't avid horseracing fans thinking "Oh how I wish I could wear my jeans and a fleece to Ladies Day so I can just enjoy the sport!" I assume there are some keen female racing fan who go every week and find the dress code tedious when it applies - they're the ones lurking at the back in Boden and Clarks shoes. But for most of the attendees the frocks are the draw. It's just sad that the Fail has decided that it's the cue for an annual game of chav-baiting in which tge

Potterwolfie Thu 07-Apr-16 16:43:17

No amount of Fake Bake can cover the purpley mottled corned beef legs favoured by North West race - goers grin.

DaphneWhitethigh Thu 07-Apr-16 16:43:23 which they find the least flattering pictures they can.

Birdsgottafly Thu 07-Apr-16 16:51:20

If you want a fair cross section of the female race-goers at Aintree, link the Liverpool Echo feature, the DM loves a article about Women, from a humiliating angle.

I'm a Scouser, our take on fashion can be different to what others wear. I often go to Weddings which are attended by people from different places and think "did they forget their outfit", I hear this from fellow Scousers, also.

Why wear tights, when your going to ladder them with your nails, when you've had a few drinks (or whilst failing over).

Last year Arriva were handing out flip flops and most girls know to take roll up flats, but many are dressed to hit Town afterwards, not just for the race.

This is on FB;

As the Grand National approaches, in the interests of theCity of Liverpool’s reputation, I bring forth an important message:

To the ladies:

First off.. when choosing your fake tan shade, PLEASE don’t go for “Yer Ma fucked the Tango Man and out you came”. Just go for a nice light brown. It is April and it is Liverpool. We aren’t in Barbados. You aren’t expected to be Terracotta. And make sure you get it done properly at a salon. No one wants to see tiger stripes on your legs, or glowing orange hands that make you look like you just wanked off the aforementioned Tango Man.

If you’re a size 16 etc.... don’t go wearing a size 12 dress. Wear a 16 etc and make it knee length. If you don’t, you will only end up getting papped looking a bad state and then you’re bloke will swerve you and it will be tears before bedtime, your mascara will be dribbling down to yer knees and then you’ll get papped again.

And as a general rule.. make sure you don't wear anything thats basically a cross between a Panto Dame and a Gypsy Wedding.

Shoes: Don’t go moaning at 5pm when the plazzy straps have already turned to barbed wire and your feet look like they’ve been through a combine harvester. You made your bed when you bought them from Shoo Shoo in St Johns for £19.99. You knew they would quite literally rape your feet. But you risked it. So stick with it. No taking them off and going barefoot like a bad tramp. (If you’re lucky MerseyTravel will be giving out free flip flops again)

Swerve the diamante false lashes. Since when has having blag diamonds attached to your eyes been acceptable? You’ll just look like Mr Freezeout of Batman has shot his load on your face.

Oh and don’t be expecting Coleen to let on to you coz you got your dress from Cricket. And just because you spent your life savings on said dress, don’t be snide at the bar just buying a coke and bringing in your own bottle of Malibu in your faux-leather clutch.

There is a male equivalent.

I don't agree with it, I like a mix of Panto Dame and GW.

member Thu 07-Apr-16 16:51:57

All those goosepimples have made me feel cold!

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 07-Apr-16 16:54:05


yes I'm. Sure many would go dressed up in the things regardless. I'm just struggling to think any of those shoes are through choice grinhmm

Birdsgottafly Thu 07-Apr-16 16:54:29

""No amount of Fake Bake can cover the purpley mottled corned beef legs favoured by North West race - goers""

Just be aware that in a few weeks the posts from size 14+ women will start, on here, about getting through the Weddings and holidays that they are going on and everyone will tell them to apply fake tan and enjoy themselves.

Just thought I'd mention that before it got nasty.

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