20 June 2013 by

Best Dressed At Ascot 2013: The Best Hats At This Year's Races

For the clothes horses of Britain the Royal Ascot is like christmas - it's the chance to do a Middleton and wear nude heels, pearls, fancy headgear and a pretty matching coat. Of course some ladies are on a serious mission to get hat-papped - So let's play our favourite game of spot the hat, shall we?

So far most of the attendees are adhering to the strict dress code. When we spent the day scoffing scones and fashion scouting we didn't spot one fashion policewoman called out on a fashion 999 call. The big trends so far are monochrome Chanelegant get ups - with tweed suits and more Chanel 2.55 bags on the racecourse than you'd see in a Chanel showroom. For those with a sweet fashion tooth, Laduree pastels from lemon to sugary peach are big this year. 

'Matchy matchy' is the Ascot buzzword, and the Royals have been charging ahead as the Queen has been co-ordinating with her carriage companion Camilla. On Day One the Queen looked lovely in a pastel pink dress while Camilla wore an ivory Anne Valentine number. On Day Two they paired up again this time in green, as the Queen wore a mint coat by Peter Enrione with a mint and violet-coloured Angela Kelly hat. While the Duchess of Cornwall wore a pale green coat by Anne Valentine with a cream Philip Treacy hat.

As for designers we spied Erdem florals and a LOT of fluro Roksanda. Katherine Jenkins led the fashion race in a zesty orange Roksanda dress with a pink and orange Philip Treacy hats. Of course some racegoers were a little less subtle, as we spotted Dr Seuss style hats and racegoers with their OWN Ascot garden on top of their head.

See the best hatters from Ascot so far in the gallery above...


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Olivia Stevenson (Thu Jun 20 22:31:55 BST 2013): Hats hats hats! Love it!
Nik Marlini Nik Abdullah (Fri Jun 21 08:06:36 BST 2013): Nice outfit, nice hats.... Lovely