It's Ladies' Day at Aintree race course and the annual parade of fascinating fascinators, impressive tans and unsuitable heels has begun. This is one of the year's biggest social events in the north-west, and the ladies of Liverpool come out in force to show off their sense of style. The Friday race meeting is one of the highlights of the Grand National Festival at Aintree, which peaks with the running of the Grand National Steeplechase on Saturday. From the YSL clutchbags to the perfectly manicured nails, take a look at the carefully and playfully chosen fashion of Aintree's ladies who throw the Ascot dress code out of the window and toast with only the best mini Moët.

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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree Ladies Day 2016
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Aintree ladies Day
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Aintree ladies Day
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Aintree ladies Day
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Aintree ladies Day
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Aintree ladies Day
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Aintree ladies Day
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