What to Wear to Aintree Racecourse, What to Wear to Aintree

Sparkle at Aintree Grand National

Its Aintree Grand National and time to sparkle and shine amongst the racing crowd!

Shimmer in Sofia wrap dress by young British design label Mane London. The long sleeved above the knee wrap dress is hand embellished with midnight blue sequins and dark mauve beading. 

This dress is so versatile – wear on its own or as a tunic/jacket with a pair of slim trousers or midi pencil skirt. In addition, if the weather is really cold slip on a thin polo neck jumper underneath.

Available from Young British Designers  Price £695 with a few sizes on sale at £425.

If the YBD website doesn’t have your size go to Mane London  main website for full price and bespoke services.

Mane was founded in 2015 by British designer Mane Virdee. She divides her time between London and Delhi where inspiration takes shape in Old Delhi’s labyrinth of treasure troves. The brand’s philosophy is to make embellishment part of every daywear regardless of season. We heartily agree!!



Accessorise the dress’s deep V neckline with  Sondr London Rose Garden pendant and its 18-inch textured oval link chain. In 18ct gold plated bronze, the Rose Garden pendant features a wreath of roses and is a talisman for hope and new beginning. Made to order. Price £200.

Also available in sterling silver.

Sondr is a new jewellery brand with its first collection named Chapter One: a series of pieces focusing on new beginnings, courage and go-getter fiery attitude.

The dress’s black silk cuffs create voluminous sleeves and give a blank canvas to display your watch or bracelets.  

Versus Versace gold tone bracelet watch combines the two. The silver shade dial sparkles with an inner ring of Swarovski crystals whilst 3D lion head coins bring a touch of edginess to this glamorous timepiece. Price £230 available from Watchshop .

On trend halo crown headpieces ensure you don’t have to hold on to your hat in windy weather. In midnight blue, Maggie Mowbray velour felt crown headpiece is adorned with antique gold coloured cut diamante lace. Price £450.

Go designer vintage with a pair of Open For Vintage  rare round sunglasses with 24k gold plated frames. Only one available but fear not as the website has plenty of other gorgeous vintage sunglasses to choose from. Price £600.

Stand out in the crowd in a pair of Rosalia pale pink suede pumps adorned with shiny fuchsia metallic leather flowers and metallic heel.

Price £550.

Polina Magiy is UK based footwear designer with Russian heritage, graduated from London college of Fashion in 2012. She launched her footwear collection to create shoes she always wanted to wear but could never find.  

In petroleum blue leather, this circular shoulder bag may be called ‘Sorrow’ but it is a delight to wear. Matisse inspired, the Sorrow Face is sketched in 12k gold plated hardware. Leather is made naturally with vegetable tanning and chromium free.

Available from Young British Designers  Price £395.

Paradise Row is an emerging British leather goods brand producing in London. Founder Nika Diamond-Krendel aims to help preserve the once booming East London leather workshops. She collaborates exclusively with East London creative communities in every stage of their bag productions, from graphic designer, leather workshop to photographers.  

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