HOLD on to your hats and fascinators.

Today may not be the best weather for a day at the races but that hasn't wiped the smile off the faces of these racegoers at Aintree.

The first ticketholders through the gates kicked Ladies Day off in style.

The highlight in fashionistas' calendars saw girls dressing to impress in jumpsuits and dresses in the hope of picking up this year's Style Award.

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Pic credits: NIgel French and Peter Byrne/PA Wire