Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Off To The Races

With a slight glimpse of sunshine over the recent bank holiday weekend I can't wait for summer to finally arrive! This means a host of summer events (and a reason to buy a new outfit!) are just around the corner. Royal Ascot is one of the major events in the summer social calendar and style stakes too! Taking place from Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd June this year it's a chance to get together with your friends, try your luck on the horses and of course put on your best dress! 

Ascot is renowned for its fashion including the evident faux pas each year. Even with the introduction of stricter sartorial guidelines last year some still don't seem to get it right! In celebration of Royal Ascot I've put together three looks for a day at the races to show it's possible to look good whatever your budget without ending up on the  'what were they thinking' pages in the press or on one of these lists of the worst hats ever seen at Royal Ascot.

Under £100

Blue Broderie Dress - Dorothy Perkins - £38.00
Nude Peep Mid Heels - Dorothy Perkins - £25.00

For all you budget babes out there who are looking to find a new outfit and still have some money left over to place a bet or two on the day head to the high street to pick up this pretty powder blue scalloped hem dress. Team with a cute pair of nude peep toes and a simple fascinator and you're races ready! 

Under £150

Mesh Embroidered Dress - Warehouse - £80.00
Patent Nude Peep Toes - George at Asda - £14.00
Tate Hatinator - Coast - £50.00

If you have a little extra cash to spend how about a brightly coloured statement dress that'll leave you being snapped for all the right reasons! Style with classic patent nude peep toes and this lavish nude Tate hatinator for a classic look. 

Under £200

Miami Print Jersey Dress - Coast - £95.00
Black High Heeled Platforms - Faith - £39.20
Nelly Hatinator - Coast - £60.00

If you're looking to splash out on an outfit Coast is one of my favourite places for occasion dresses. I love the bold print on the figure hugging Miami wrap dress. Finish with black platforms and the lavish Nelly hatinator for a striking races look! 

Are you going to Royal Ascot this year? 
What's your dream races outfit? 

In association with Ladbrokes



  1. The blue Dorothy Perkins dress is so pretty :) And I couldn't believe some of the 'worst hats' when I clicked on the link, crazy! xx

  2. Love the blue Dorothy Perkins dress, it's gorgeous xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  3. Great outfit picks - love the blue dress :) x


  4. Warehouse have a great range of summer dresses this year, love the red one!


  5. Lovely outfits! Those hatinators are gorgeous.


  6. Such classic looks, #2 is my fave!

    Tara xo


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