It’s that time of year again, Royal Ascot is underway! Fast becoming Europe’s most famous race meeting, Ascot is as well known for its fun loving displays of fashion as it is for the historic racing roots. This year sees the introduction of a strictly policed Middleton-esque dress code for attendees. Panic not! We’re sharing three championed looks that will easily carry you through the racing season…
You only have to flick through the pages of Elle or Grazia to see that the fashionista’s desire for florals has hit a new height this summer, making it a definite hit across race courses this season. Go bold with large bright blooms a la the Leilani dress, which features a front fastening oversized bow for a defined waist and added drama. Alternatively, opt for the delicate intricacies of vintage inspired floral designs – look to the Calantha dress for a combination of understated florals and a classic silhouette.
Coastal chic meets country course
Bring a touch of coastal chic to the racecourse with traditional blue and white stripes. An essential summer look year after year, view your nautical influenced frocks as investment pieces that will most definitely withstand the test of time. Combine dainty sea blue and crème stripes on a structured canvas with the Jeanette dress or go s-pacific with chunky placement stripes that make an eye catching statement.
Dotty for spots
Get spotted in the crowd with bright polka dots. As ever, Joules have gone dotty for spots this summer so you’ll be spoilt for choice! Slip on the Julia shift in phone box red for 1950’s style wow factor. Or how about surprising the field with a less conventional polka pattern? The Adela tea dress sports sporadic dots, peaking out from under waistbands and hemlines for a less uniform look.
P.S. Don’t forget to cover those shoulders!
For the final touch, have something to throw over your shoulders at the ready…