Ladies Day at Ascot: the only sporting event where hats are more important than the race itself. Competition was rife both on and off the track, with a vast array of stunning dresses and flamboyant hats parading the grounds of the Berkshire course. Ladies Day marks the third day of the world-renowned meet, where an impressive 300,000 spectators cheer, bet & barter on five days worth of racing. Attracting some of the most accomplished racehorses, jockeys and trainers in the world, the event is a staple on both racing and fashion calendars.
Classic chic whites and ladylike laces were firm favourites for the glamorous occasion this year, with up-and-coming contemporary womenswear label Self Portrait making its mark on the well-dressed ladies photographed in the coveted best dressed lists.
Crisp pale hues were the order of the day, exquisitely crafted from premium laces and delicately accentuated by cut-out and fashion-forward mesh detailing. Ensembles were either teamed with complementary nude or contrasting hued accessories, understated make-up and floral hats for the ultimate feminine aesthetic. At Jules B we’re huge fans of show stopping designer dresses, check out our selection here.
Of course we couldn’t do a Ladies Day style report without a hat round-up, so we’ve picked our favourites from the flamboyantly exotic to the simply beautiful. A hat is basically a requisite to entry at Ascot, and for some the bigger, the better. We could fill an entire blog post with pages of the amazing hats we found but we sifted through and picked an eclectic few for your viewing pleasure…
If you’re unsure how to dress for such a prestigious fashion-focussed event, consult out Race Day Dress Decorum blog post for everything you need to know to make the Best Dressed List!