OMG! 1st place Winner at Aintree Virtual Ladies Day 2021
Posted on By Melissa
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What can I say? I'm absolutely blown away to have won this year's 1st prize best dressed at Aintree's Virtual Ladies Day competition!!
When I got the message asking me to call I thought they might just be asking permission to use my image or something along the lines; then to hear 'Congratulations, you've been chosen as our 1st place winner' - I had to make sure I hadn't misheard! As a local North West girl I couldn't think of a Ladies Day I'd love to win more, I'm honoured!
I've loved getting involved with the Virtual Ladies day competitions since the in-person Races have been cancelled the last 12 months. But I have to admit on the day I took some photos in my parents garden it was cold & I couldn't be bothered to get ready - so I'm very glad I did!! It goes to show it's always worth pushing yourself to make the effort; you really never know what it could bring.
I really wanted to go for a Spring look with lots of colour; we all need a bit of that in our lives at the moment. It had to be our Amaris Rose Jumpsuit - it's so special and statement - AND really comfortable to wear, perfect it you've got a long day at the Races or a Wedding.
It doesn't crease, it's lightweight and highlights your waist, whilst skimming over the hips. You can tie the shoulders in a bow like I did or you can leave loose for more arm coverage; it's a really versatile & figure flattering piece.
See more here: https://8thsign.com/collections/new-in-1/products/amaris-rose-silk-chiffon-wide-leg-jumpsuit
I wore this outfit for Royal Ascot Ladies Day & I would gladly rewear it again - this incredible headpiece is from Millinery by Mel, I had it custom made to perfectly match the jumpsuit & it's so special to wear!
Check her out: https://millinerybymel.com.au
I couldn't be more thrilled with the prizes from Aintree Racecourse and sponsors, Randox Health and The Guide Liverpool. First of all £4,000 to my chosen charities!! £4,000!! Amazing!
In my entry I said I'd split any prize between Mind and Women's Aid - 2 very worthy and relevant winners in my view, with their tireless work during the pandemic. It's fair to say we've all been affected by the past 12 months and the work Mind does to support people struggling with mental health issues is invaluable. Women's Aid again has seen increased demand for their services with a worrying rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic, I'm so glad to support in a small way.
It's amazing to win a Randox Health check too, I can't wait for that!
And of course hospitality tickets to Aintree Ladies Day 2022, bring it on!! My husband is already planning his outfit..!
Congratulations to the 2 other winners too, Ivona Moore & Paul Haworth, impeccably dressed!
The style overall was so good, my favourite part of Ladies Day is always the style spotting - I love seeing what colours people go for and how they accessorise. Ladies Day is the perfect chance to go all out - colour blocking, statement headpieces and fabulous heels that will probably kill by the end of the day... but 'fashion over function' !
Hopefully there will some Racing this year, or if not we'll have a lot of outfits saved up for 2022...
We can't wait to see your style in 8th Sign for some Weddings and events this Summer, it will be so nice to see everyone dressed up again and hopefully moving forward to some more positive times.
Huge THANK YOU to everyone who sent lovely kind messages of congratulations and shared my photo; it's so appreciated as a 1 woman brand and small business, it means the world.
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This dress is absolutely beautiful. The material and quality is superb and I’m already thinking about buying this dress in another colour.
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