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The Style Awards

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Ladies Day at Aintree isn’t like any other race day. This one is for the ‘here to be seen’ers’ and the ‘go glamorous or go home’ers’.

The limelight shines not just on the champion horses and jockeys but Liverpool’s best dressed.

A day marked in the calendar months in advance, Ladies Day is watched the world over, renowned for its famous race day fashion. 

Iconic British high-street retailer River Island was an Official Style Partner of Ladies’ Day at the Randox Grand National Festival 2024.



The Style Awards Prizes 2024

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River Island was an Official Style Partner of Ladies Day 2024.

£10,000 worth of amazing prizes were won.

Best Dressed
The two best dressed racegoers each received:

- £4,000 River Island Voucher
- 2x Garden Club Tickets to ladies day at the Randox Grand National Festival 2025
- A Randox Health full Body Everyman or Everywoman package
- £200 Voucher from House of Cavani

Most Sustainably Dressed
For the first time, the most sustainably dressed racegoer received:

- £2,000 River Island Voucher
- 2 x Garden club tickets to Ladies Day at the Randox Grand National Festival 2025
- Hospitality for two at an Aintree Racecourse Fixture of their choice in 2024
- £250 voucher for Virgin Experience Days

The 2024 Judges

Natasha Jonas became the first British female boxer to qualify for the Olympics after reaching the semi-finals of the 2012 World Championships. Since then the 39 year old, who grew up in Toxteth in Liverpool, has turned professional and in February of last year became world champion when knocking out Uruguayan opponent Christian Namus.  


She then went on to win the WBC and IBF super-welterweight titles to add to her glittering amateur career, which included a bronze medal in the lightweight division at the 2012 AIBA World Championships; bronze in the light welterweight division at the 2011 European Championships; and silver in the light welterweight division at the 2014 European Championships.

Emily Sleight is a reporter for the Liverpool ECHO and covers all things fashion and reviews. Every day, Emily keeps her eye out for key trends and deals for ECHO readers.


She has reported at The Grand National previously, scouting out the best outfits and chatting with racegoers. She previously worked as a commercial content writer for The Mirror before becoming a fashion and beauty affiliate writer at the city’s biggest newspaper.

Gemma is one of the presenting team on The Guide Liverpool, which is one of the city's biggest media platforms. Each year she is part of the hosting lineup at Aintree and you can watch full coverage of the Grand National Festival at the


You might have also heard Gemma on your radio on In Demand Breakfast, Juice FM and Radio City.

An entrepreneur and fitness instructor who rose to fame after getting cast on the fourth season of Love Island, Frankie has a passion for horse racing and his hometown is Cheltenham.

Reality television personality who found fame after being cast on the series Love Island in 2019. Amy also hosts a regular podcast 'Hart to Heart' with a series of celebrity guests.

River Island's Style Guide

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Dress the part of someone who wins big at the races, and you probably will. Manifestation and all that. From Aintree to Cheltenham, we love dressing up for raceday (when else can you wear a fascinator?) which is why we’ve partnered with River Island to create a style guide. Oh, and if your horse wins that’s just the cherry on top.

View the Style Guide

Plan Your Day

Grand National Dress Code

There’s no official dress code at The Grand National. We encourage you to come dressed to feel your best! Aintree is a spectacle of colour for all three days of the festival, with many using their trip as an opportunity to showcase their favourite raceday looks".

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There’s unmissable entertainment across all three days.

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