By Connor Boyd For Mailonline
Published: 15:42 BST, 1 September 2018 | Updated: 15:42 BST, 1 September 2018
After weeks of preening and outfit preparation, racing fans were able to let their hair down as soon as they hit Chester racecourse today for Ladies Day.
Organisers have described the event as the 'pinnacle of Chester's social calendar', and the women in attendance certainly got the memo.
Statement hats, vertiginous heels and designer handbags were all out in force as glamorous racegoers strutted their stuff in their show-stopping outfits.
Glamorous racegoers were able to embrace the sunny weather as they cracked open bottles of champagne, wine and beer.
While there are strict dress codes in place around more formal racing