When it comes to dressing for the season, Ascot is the real show pony. With 305 years of tradition, Ascot has become as much a major fashion event as it is racing. Last year’s addition of the jumpsuit to Ascot’s ‘What to Wear’ was a momentous occasion – the last time such an event took place was 1971 when the trouser suit was allowed. From hats to handbags and everything in-between, take a look at our Ascot musts…
What to Wear to Ascot
Let’s start from the top with the all-important hat. Hats are a must have at Ascot, especially if you are in the Royal Enclosure. You can either stick with classic or make more of a statement with an edgier style – the choices are endless. We suggest:
This elegant silk-trimmed straw boater is the perfect choice for the Royal Enclosure.
This stunning creation of hand-crafted silk flowers is more a piece of art than a hat. The blush colouring is flattering for all skin tones, and will go with most outfits.
For the fashion forward and those feeling bold we suggest:
This fuchsia ruffled jumpsuit is the perfect combination of feminine sophistication and playful style for a day at the races.
Add some sartorial flare to proceedings this Royal Ascot and show up wearing this star-print silk stretch jumpsuit by Boutique Moschino, which would look seriously styling paired with an oversized navy hat and heels.
Want to plump for a classic dress for Royal Ascot? Push some boundaries with our top picks for 2018…
This timeless Temperley midi dress gives a really flattering slim silhouette: it’s sure to be an Ascot winner.
Mix things up from the usual form-fitting lace midi with this mustard lace wrap dress from & Other Stories. Easy to dress up for Ascot with the right shoes and headwear, or down with sandals for the rest of summer.
On of the most in-demand brands of S/S ’18, Roxo’s stunning silk dresses are perfect for a day at the races, and this pretty polkadot version has a pleasing Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman at the polo vibe.
For the finishing touches pair your Ascot-worthy outfit with these accessories:
Why so serious? No matter how many losers you back, these playful heart shades are sure to bring a smile to your face.
Big enough for your phone, lipstick and all your winnings. And pretty enough to serve as your own personal rainbow should the weather rain on your parade.
A day at the races is no time to trial-run your new stilettos; you’ll want something simply chic and comfortable with just a hint of elevation to help you see over the sea of top hats. These Roberto Festa block heels are just the ticket.
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