Royal Ascot 2011 fashionPosted: June 19, 2011
It’s the most formal and fabulous event of the summer – Royal Ascot – and the dress code is strict and the fashion ante is set to high octane.
Everyone knows the golden rules… DO wear a hat and DON’T swear in front of the Queen.
The Royal Ascot, which takes place annually in UK, is now over and it’s time for a quick fashion review. Judging by the photos one may feel that horse rides aren’t the most important during the five-day-long event. Eg. during the Ladies Day (this year 16.06) every woman who has self-respect wear the Hat. Not any hat. A hat which is the most original (all colors and cuts allowed) and beautiful one so she is featured in the papers afterwards. Consequently we have a great laugh watching the press and looking at, sometimes ridiculous, hats.
Jackie St Clair
Camille The Dutchess of Cornwall
Princess Sohie of Wessex
Princess Anne of Wessex
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York
Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell
16.06 (Ladies Day)
Milliner David Shilling
Princess Eugenie of York
Dame Shirley Bassey
The Queen and the Duke Of Edinburgh
The Queen and the Duchess of Devonshire
So… how do YOU feel about the Royal Ascot fashion? It certainly is interesting. The royalty mostly succedded to be elegant and not funny (props to Princesses of York for huge step ahead since Royal Wedding in April). But what about others?
In my opinion some outfits in general and some hats in particular are great and some are just terrible – just like at any other event one may say.
I felt in love with Isabell Kristensen hat worn by designer herself – I can totally imagine myself wearing it. Also peacock themed hat is really beautiful… but hat’s with whole miniature birds sticked to them? No way. Also a huge no-no to an iHat, a balloon hat, a hat with teacups, and all hats which are way bigger than a head, or even in a size of a one’s torso. Ridiculous. It’s not a fancy-dress ball after all.
But thinking about Royal Ascot… I think I may even make a fool of myself and wear a funny hat if it was a condition to get an invitation and one of those hats 😉
Photo credits: Mark Large/Getty Images/Ap/PA/EPA/Splash/Wire Images/Rex Features/Goff Photos