We’re just here to have a good time, say Ladies Day racegoers

Women were out to celebrate at Aintree as the world-famous racecourse held its annual Ladies Day.

Racegoers wore their finest for the famously glamorous event at the Merseyside course.

Laura Barnett, 33, from Lytham, said: "Ladies Day is about us all being great. We're all amazing and we are all here for a reason – to celebrate ourselves."

Her friend, Charlotte Partington, 34, said: "It's all about having a laugh, dressing up, good fun and the atmosphere."

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Charlotte Hawkins arriving for Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hawkins during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Mark Heyes (left) and Charlotte Hawkins during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Alison Hammond (left) takes a selfie with Tanya Bardsley during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Zara Tindall looked her typically stylish self on Thursday as she headed to the Aintree Racecourse and wow - check out her dress coat! The mother-of-two decided to rock one of her favourite designers - Guinea London - wowing in a pastel blue dress coat. Known as the 'Piccadilly' , the £425 pretty design is made in the classic sky blue Herringbone pattern - one of the limited edition british tweeds the brands make. We love the contrasting black pockets and buttons and the royal decided to make the look her own by adding a glamorous fur stole. The wife of former rugby player Mike also teamed her look with a statement black fascinator which had netting and appliqué detail. Zara looked stunning at the racesLast month, the Queen's granddaughter looked chic in Cheltenham, sporting her 'Navy Herringbone coat' - also by Guinea London - which was cut in the same flared shape and trimmed in navy blue velvet.£425, Guinea LondonZara also looked to be wearing a simple dress underneath her glam coat, and added knee-high boots by Stuart Weitzman and a quilted Chanel handbag. Her bright blue hat by Juliette Botterill provided us with a burst of colour, and made a real statement to her overall look.Loading the player...The 37-year-old was also spotted carrying her favourite black bag at the races - and it's from luxury brand Aspinal London. The £450 'Letterbox' design could be used for both work and the weekend as it's super roomy and has a fully adjustable strap which is detachable, meaning you can carry it or wear it cross-body.MORE: Zara Tindall's latest party outfit is just as gorgeous as the last – see her stunning silk dressAfter some serious delving, we realised that Zara is not the only fan of this bag - the Duchess of Cornwall has it too! The wife of Prince Charles has opted for the design in classic back and often carries it with her during a lot of her public engagements.READ: Zara Tindall's races outfit is all kinds of gorgeous
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
A racegoer during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers arriving for Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Tanya Bardsley during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Alison Hammond (left) and Tanya Bardsley (centre) pose with racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoer during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
A racegoer arriving for Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
A racegoer arriving for Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
Racegoers arrives for Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse.
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Friends Sarah Brown and Nicky Shaw, both 36, both wore black and white for the occasion, with black fascinators.

Ms Shaw, from Bootle, Merseyside, said: "I always have a great time here.

"Sometimes there are unflattering photographs of women here but it doesn't put us off."

Many women opted for bold colours to brighten up the cloudy day and accessorised with extravagant fascinators – with one racegoer, Karen Bettany, showing off headwear shaped like a flamingo.

Randox Health Grand National Festival 2019 - Ladies Day - Aintree Racecourse
Pretty Flamingo – Racegoer Karen Bettany (Nigel French/PA)

Jayne Jones, 55, from Croston, Lancashire, wore a pink dress paired with cobalt blue accessories – including sparkly blue Irregular Choice shoes which she had worn for her wedding.

She said: "I'm an Evertonian so I got married in cream and blue and wanted to wear my shoes again.

"I've been coming to Ladies Day since I was 18 and I think it's lovely.

"Everyone makes such an effort and I always feel really comfortable, I've never had any problems or hassle."

Randox Health Grand National Festival 2019 - Ladies Day - Aintree Racecourse
Racegoers on mechanical horses during Ladies Day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse (Peter Byrne/PA)

Friends Charlotte Scotson, 22, Kara Cheston, 21, and Grace Myler, 21, from Wigan. said they had spent months planning their outfits.

Ms Myler, who wore a dress which had a pastel pink skirt, said: "It is a little bit stressful choosing an outfit!

"We always have fun here, we've never had a bad day, even when it's rained."

Jasmine Roby, 21, from Wigan, attended the event with her mother, Beverley Roby, 53, and friend, Emily Powers, 21, and said they were there to enjoy themselves.

She said: "Sometimes there are bad pictures of women but people are having fun and a lot of the time the pictures don't do them justice."

Mrs Roby said: "We are just here to have a good time."

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