Beat the odds to be crowned Most Stylish Lady at this year’s races!


The Boylesports Irish Grand National takes place this Easter Monday April 6th, and even if you're not into gambling you could still win big in the style stakes.

Every year one lucky racegoer is crowned Carton House Most Stylish Lady – and with this year's winner taking home a prize package worth €8,000, we reckon the competition will be tough.

If you have an eye for fashion and think you could be in with a chance, all you have to do is register on the day at the Carton House Most Stylish Lady marquee beside the parade ring in Fairyhouse Racecourse from 12 noon.

Model and DJ Vogue Williams will be on hand to judge this year's outfits, and she's even offered a few of her "tips" for how to be in with the best chance of standing out from the crowd…

1. Don't forget your hat!
A hat or headpiece is essential for completely your race day outfit, and as Vogue says, it's "the quintessential accessory associated with any Most Stylish Lady." Whether you make a headpiece yourself or splash out on a hat, be sure to make a statement with your headwear.

2. Have fun with your style
Aim for effortless style and you can't go wrong. "Don’t limit yourself to a designer outfit, there are plenty of local boutiques and high street designs that can look equally sleek and I’m a big fan of mixing and matching," says Vogue. "Stick with what looks great on you and above all be comfortable."

3. Go Irish
Elegantly Irish is the theme of this year’s competition, so embrace the best of what our country has to offer when planning your outfit. "Ireland is renowned for its talented pool of home grown designers, from haute couture headpieces to sophisticated ensembles, so I am encouraging ladies to incorporate subtle Irish design into their outfits on the day," says Vogue. 

4. Make the outfit your own
"I love a lady who doesn’t conform but shows off her own unique sense of style," says Vogue. "As the saying goes, style can’t be bought, it is all about how you wear it.  So ladies, let your personality shine through your outfit and have some fun with it."

See you there, ladies!