#SLIDESHOW Hannah takes the style stakes at Limerick races

Ladies Day at Limerick Races
Hannah Crosse from Kilfeacle was best dressed lady at Limerick races. Photo: Brian Arthur

The style stakes were high at Limerick Racecourse today as women from all over Ireland gathered at Limerick Racecourse for the Sunway Holidays Most Stylish Ladies competition.

Hannah Crosse, a retail manager from Kilfeacle walked away with a holiday for two to the Algarve. She wore a black shimmer Perseverance dress from Gallery 9 in Naas, a hat from The Dress House in Newry, a fur wrap from Reiss and shoes by LK Bennett.

Stacey O’Leary, a Home Economics teacher from Killarney came second, winning an overnight stay for two people in Limerick’s Savoy Hotel Limerick. Stacey wore a red and gold brocade dress by Tina Griffin with red headpiece by Carol Kenneally. Her shoes were by Whos for Shoes in Killarney and fur bag by Annburys in Tralee.

Mary O’Halloran from Dublin came third, winning a €200 voucher for online accessory store Fab Fillies. Mary wore a purple dress suit by Marion Murphy Cooney with matching headpiece by Carol Kenneally and accesories by Stella & Dot.

The remaining finalists, who received €50 vouchers for Phoenix V Boutique, included Tríona Crosse, Limerick; Tasha O’Connor, Templeglantine; Niamh Kenny, Listowel; Gretta Peters, Tipperary; Aisling Connolly, Kilkenny; Mamie Hayes, Limerick and Sarah Donworth, Hospital, Co. Limerick.

Judge Helen Murphy of popular blog Daily Diva Diary said “There was fantastic fashion at Limerick Racecourse today with beautiful weather appropriate looks and style. There was a huge amount of Irish design in the top ten, both milliners and designers and it is great to see the fashion industry thriving. It was very hard to pick a winner, but Hannah shone with her natural elegance and effortless style”

Racing continues at Limerick tomorrow (Friday) with Family Fun Day. The Christmas racing festival is an annual highlight on the social and racing calendar attracting more than 40,000 patrons over the four day event.

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