Wild Style at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is a key event in the UK’s social calendar. Dating back to the 18th century it is particularly well known for Ladies Day, when ladies sport the most spectacular hats.

Royal Ascot has lived up to its reputation for weird and wacky head gear this year, including a compilation of London sights (Big Ben and the London Eye), a giant ice-cream, horses head and a huge model of the Wold Cup trophy, as well as the usual feathers, fluff and dangly bits!

This year’s fashion winners were beautiful blues as seen on Amanda Holden, Jasmine Guinness, Princess Beatrice and even the Queen.

If you love a sky blue check out this RM by Roland Mouret linen blend dress – a steal at £409 reduced from £1023 or if sober navy is more you the Calvin Klein silk shift now £277 from £797.

We also loved the fact that some celebrities looked like they’d stepped off the set of My Fair Lady with their monochrome outfits; Jasmine Guinness with a fabulous Stephen Jones creation, Erin O’Connor, Kate Silverton, Holly Valance, Carol Vorderman and Louise Redknapp.

To be honest every girl needs a good little back dress as one of her wardrobe essentials. We like this McQ Alexander McQueen dress reduced to £157 from £315 or the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania black drape dress.

*images via Daily Mail, independent.co.uk, unknown