Today marked the first day of the Royal Ascot, one of Britain's most prestigious horse races. And let's be real, there's really no more hat-appropriate event than a horse race. The royals — Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, among them — went for comparatively subdued...

at Ascot was run 300 years ago, and the event has since become a centerpiece on the British social calendar. Westwood collaborated with the famous hat designer Stephen Jones, who created the hats for this ad campaign photographed by Simon Procter. The result? Three woman in outfits inspired...

I attended the Royal Ascot on Thursday (Ladies Day) and although I had a great time, I was slightly disappointed with the overall 'fashions' and headpieces in comparison to last year, when I struggled to choose from my favourites...and I only have a couple of favourites this time! However, I...

in fact regarded as the real spectacle of Royal Ascot and it is often believed that, the more outrageous the better. The 2011 meeting started on Tuesday beginning with the Royal Procession and arrival of the Queen and the Royal Family. Take a glimpse of the unique fashion trends at the 2011...

For almost 250 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece of the British social calendar as well as being the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.Tradition, pageantry, fashion and style all meet in a glorious setting at one of the...

When I think of horse racing (and let's be honest, it's not that often) I always think of the idyllic scenes of Eliza Doolittle at Royal Ascot race course in My Fair Lady. Flemington, the home of the Melbourne Cup comes a close second, but it's the premiere British horse racing location that...

for the Royal Enclosure and Grandstand Enclosure. However Charles Barnett, Ascot's chief executive, assures us that "It isn't a question of elitism and not being modern in a world where there is less and less requirement to dress smartly - far from it. We want to see modern and stylish dress...

On day one of Royal Ascot we brought you some of the highlights from the fashion stakes. Included in this round-up were outfits from Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie (a big improvement from their Royal Wedding get-ups), Holly Valance and Danielle Wineker. But often the real gems of the racing...

(FYI, 'trouser suit' as opposed to 'pants suit,' because on the far side of the pond 'pants' generally refers to a ladies' unmentionables, a cultural distinction your fearless scribe only discovered last summer.) We'll make this our Pretty in Pink for the day as well, it is a lovely...

After receiving a slating for their Royal Wedding attire, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie stepped out into the public eye for another round of hat-wearing events. On day one of Royal Ascot yesterday, the sisters toned it down by opting for understated looks as oppose to their extravagant...

 

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