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All the best and boldest looks at Cheltenham Festival 2024

Racegoers at Cheltenham Festival 2024 put on a fashion show. (Getty Images)
Racegoers at Cheltenham Festival 2024 put on a fashion show. (Getty Images)

The highly anticipated Cheltenham Festival is underway, with horse racing fans turning out in the hundreds, including Queen Camilla and Zara Tindall.

The races began on Tuesday 12 March, when 11mm of rain fell at the course, leading to the cancellation of the Cross Country Chase on Wednesday 13 March due to a waterlogged track.

Despite the weather washout and grey clouds, racegoers donned their best and brightest looks to the tracks. Many dressed in loud colours and tall fascinators, with colour co-ordinated suits proving popular.

Fashion has always played a major role at Cheltenham Festival, especially on the second day. This day was previously known as Ladies Day, and would historically see women attendees, celebrities and members of the royal family showing off their high fashion looks.

But this year, it has been renamed as "Style Wednesday" and is open to both men and women.

A spokesperson said: "This year we re-launched day two of the festival as Style Wednesday to celebrate 'fast horses, slow fashion', encouraging racegoers to make more sustainable fashion choices, showcasing their unique and personal style, and to share the stories behind their amazing outfits with friends, family and on social media.

"This includes re-wearing outfits they already have in their wardrobes, purchasing timeless garments to wear again and again and also buying from retailers specialising in pre-loved clothing."

We've rounded up our favourite - and most surprising - fashion moments from the racecourse.

Royal green

Queen Camilla arriving for day two of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday March 13, 2024. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Camilla looked chic and warm as she wrapped up in different shades of green to attend day two of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival, complete with a fluffy wide-brimmed hat and an emerald green coat. (Getty Images)

Peppy pinstripes

Zara Tindall on day two of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday March 13, 2024.
The royals are all about jewel tones, as seen in the ruby red fascinator and matching top worn by Zara Tindall. She appeared sleek on the racecourse in a navy pinstripe suit, complete with elegant heeled boots. (Getty Images)

Terrific in tweed

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Anne, Princess Royal looks on following the Gallagher Novices Hurdle during day two of the Cheltenham Festival 2024 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2024 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Princess Anne, who is a racing superfan, looked warm and cosy in an elegant tweed coat, complete with jaunty beige hat. (Getty Images)

Howling for houndstooth

Jade Holland Cooper arrives for day two of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday March 13, 2024.
Jade Holland Cooper's blue-and-white houndstooth suit and matching coat was a winning look. Her white shirt and white handbag gave the otherwise-loud look a luxurious finish. (Getty Images)

Sneaky tags

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Fashion during day two of the Cheltenham Festival 2024 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2024 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
A racegoer wearing a full-pink look appears to have forgotten to snip off the tag on her fluffy coat... But we're grateful for the fashion tip. (Getty Images)

Wonka-inspired

A racegoer on day two of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday March 13, 2024.
It looks like this racegoer took a leaf out of Willy Wonka's chocolate book for his Cheltenham Festival outfit. (Getty Images)

Life in technicolour

Racegoers on day two of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday March 13, 2024.
The super-bright tones and clashing colours worn by this group of friends is exactly the right kind of vibe for Cheltenham Festival. (Getty Images)

Purple brigade

Horse Racing - Cheltenham Festival - Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Britain - March 13, 2024 Racegoers are seen on ladies day Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra
Didn't we say colour co-ordinated suits were popular? These racegoers took the trend to the next level. (Getty Images)

Clashing couples

Oliver Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly arriving for day two of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday March 13, 2024.
On the opposite end of the colour co-ordinating spectrum were Oliver Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly, whose mismatched outfits prints and colours made for Pinterest-worthy outfits. (Getty Images)

Ode to tradition

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Racegoers arrive ahead of day two of the Cheltenham Festival 2024 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2024 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
This group of racegoers wearing traditional sarees to Cheltenham Festival strutted their stuff and looked incredible. (Getty Images)

Suit up!

Racegoers arriving on day two of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday March 13, 2024.
These women were perfectly suited and booted for a day out at the races. (Getty Images)

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