Ladies dress to impress in Wolverhampton

With their designer handbags, matching shoes and extravagant hats the women who turned out for ladies night at Wolverhampton Racecourse were certainly dressed to impress.

Ladies dress to impress in Wolverhampton

Kam Rai,Lianne Patel,Amanda Cooke, Jo Dunn, LuLu Hughes,Julie Harris and Julie Crumpton at Ladies Night

Hundreds of people turned out at Dunstall Park for the annual extravaganza which gave visitors a chance to enjoy a flutter on the horses as well as donning their favourite outfits.

Eye-catching women of all ages competed for the title of best dressed lady, best hat and best shoes over the evening.

Check out some of the best dressed ladies in our gallery below:

And the racegoers said they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Carol Evans, a Wolverhampton Homes worker from Brewood, was a first time attender and said she enjoyed herself.

The mother of three added: “We came because we heard last year that ladies night was a good time. We didn't realise how well some people would dress.

“There was a great atmosphere and we really enjoyed it.”

Her 19-year-old daughter Sophie, a Loughborough University student reading history added: “It was lovely. Everyone looked great and we really enjoyed it even though we lost on all our bets.”

Natalie Bloomer, a HR assistant from Carillion, 22, swapped an occasional accumulator bet on the football for a night at the races.

The Wolves fan said: “I'm not very good with horses so I had to guess really.”

And it wasn't just women in attendance.

Seventy-five-year-old haulage driver Colum (CORR) said he was very impressed by people's outfit choices.

The grandfather-of-two, from West Avenue, Wednesfield, added: “Everyone looked great. It was nice to have a bit of glamour.

“I am here regularly because I love the horses but even at my age I was stunned by some of the ladies.”

Racecourse managing director David Roberts said he was delighted with the bumper turnout for the showpiece night out.

He said: “It's wonderful that the ladies made such a great effort. Fashion is actually what we like to wear and what's comfortable.

“We had such a diverse selection of people here; we had a real feast for the eyes. We could see some people went to extraordinary lengths to make sure everything was perfect with their outfits."

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