16th March 2022

Ladies Day – Top Fashion Picks at Metquarter

It’s the date in the racing calendar when the racing actually takes the back seat. The concept of Ladies Day originated in Liverpool, which explains why us scouse girls do it best.

The iconic day is making a return in 2022 and it’s time to dress to impress. The Randox Grand National takes place from the 7th-9th April, with Ladies Day taking place on Friday 8th April. Metquarter is packed full of high-end boutiques and stores where you can pick out and even commission an outfit to wear to the epic day out.


Versace, Mugler, Valentino & Louboutin. Just some of the names you can expect to find in Cricket. This luxury retailer is hugely respected within the fashion industry and can count Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, Coleen Rooney and Michelle Keegan as some of its fans. Justine Mills, owner of Cricket is a member of the British Fashion council and personally mentors her team, ensuring that her wealth of industry knowledge and expertise are always available whenever anyone visits the store.

Why not pay the team a visit to pick out your outfit or some killer heels. See more of their collections here.

Francesca Couture

Known for bespoke garments, Francesca Couture’s dresses are made to measure in its UK studio – so you can drink your prosecco in peace knowing that someone a few tables over won’t be wearing the same dress. With customers including Alesha Dixon and Michelle Keegan, you know the team is doing something right. 

Bespoke garments have longer turnaround times than their ready-to-wear items so be sure to order in plenty of time. See more of Francesca’s creations here.

Fairytale Endings


They’ve dressed the likes of Chloe Khan and Lystra Adams for red carpet events and Ladies Day at the Grand National is like a day-long red carpet. Fairytale Endings specialise in show-stopping dresses and even have a selection of race-day-ready outfits for you to browse in store. And if that wasn’t enough, they also stock incredible accessories to complete your outfit, like Valentino bags. 

View their Race Day collection here.

Smudge Boutique

Smudge is an independent boutique and you can expect to find the best of established and up and coming designers in store – meaning that a rare find could be yours if you pop in store and flick through the rails. 

They also carry an extensive line of shoes and accessories, meaning Smudge Boutique could be your one-stop-shop for all things Ladies Day. They’re open in Metquarter Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. 

Say It With Diamonds

What is an outfit without a bit of sparkle? Earrings, necklaces, rings, bangles – Say It With Diamonds do it all. With years of experience under their belt, the team has an incredible eye for styling and an extensive range of bling that’s bound to turn a few heards. Once you’ve got your outfit sorted, why not pay a visit to the team and pick out the perfect accompaniment to your outfit? 

Don’t Forget The Shoes

Still looking for the perfect pair of heels to match your Ladies Day dress? Look no further – Kurt Geiger is synonymous with gorgeous shoes so pay them a visit at Metquarter and you’re bound to find a pair to strut your stuff in at Aintree. You might even pick up an accessory or two! 

Find some Ladies Day inspiration here.

The Calm Before The Storm

It’s not just about the outfits and accessories, a good day out starts with a facial, manicure and a massage. Urban Calm has a wide range of packages to get you race-ready, why not treat yourself and the girls to a pre-race pamper day? 

The Full Experience package lasts for 3.5 hours and includes a manicure, pedicure, massage, facial and a glass of prosecco! View packages and book here.

Plan your visit to Metquarter here.