Royal Ascot is almost here, but there is still just enough time to get your hat and fascinator orders in before then. Each of the Boutique Collection hats and fascinators is made by hand here in the UK. We have highly skilled milliners who are experts in colour matching and attention to detail. Kelly, our millinery designer, has paired these outfits and head-wear together to help you see the spectacular effects that can be achieved.
Of course it is not just Royal Ascot that has a Ladies’ Day, but you will be pleased to hear that there are several opportunities to put your best outfit together and make a statement! We have put together a list of Ladies’ Days around the UK, which you can see at the bottom of this post.
Perfect Outfits for the Races
This Elvira dress from Coast is the perfect mix of sophistication and fun with it’s fuchsia embroidery and asymmetrical shoulder detailing. We’ve chosen to match it with our FQ152 Fascinator in fuchsia and silver lake, which fits perfectly with the flower detail and colour. This fascinator sits on the side of the head, which works well with the shoulder ruffle. We love this combination for girls who want to stay cool and have some fun at the races!
This lace dress (style 111814) from Mon Cheri is gorgeous with it’s shimmering deep blue colour. We have paired it with our FQ93 disc fascinator which is perfect for the races with a large flower on the top, and detailing peeking from under the brim. The delicate chevron feathers frame the whole hat perfectly. We have chosen this fascinator in French Navy, Sapphire and Navy.
Linea Raffaelli is a name synonymous with sophistication and elegance with a modern edge. This outfit is not only ideal for mother of the bride but also for occasions such as the races. We love the deep red jacket and waist detail and have chosen to pick up the colour in this hat BM167H with black sinamay and red silk. This hat reflects the elegance in the Linea Raffaelli dress with a sharp angular shape, but delicate feather and flower detail. The BM167H hat also has a stunning large Swarovski stone in the centre of the flower which will shine spectacularly in the sunshine on Ladies’ Day!
This fun, on-trend black and white outfit from Jaego calls for an equally fun fascinator. We have chosen the FQ151 with a large sequined bow to mimic the tie around shrug. This is an ideal outfit for someone who wants to keep it classic but with a twist.
We love this simple leopard print dress from Gina Bacconi. Paired with our quirky fascinator FQ103 it is sure to make a statement.
Michaela Louisa have achieved a simple yet stunning effect with this dress (Style 7120). The black rose print on the luxurious blue fabric pairs beautifully with the rose detail on the BM170H hat which we have chosen to show in Royal and Ocean sinamay, Black organza and Black feathers. The large sweeping feather finishes off the hat perfectly and ensures you won’t go unnoticed.
Popular Ladies’ Days and other events around the UK in 2011
The Piper Heidsieck July Festival 7th July Ladies Day
CGA Ladies Day featuring Party in the Paddock. 13th August Newbury Racecourse
Brighton Racecourse Ladies Day
Chester Racecourse Ladies Day 11th June
Chester Racecourse Ladies Evening 14th June
Chester Racecourse Ladies & Gents Evening 8th July
Ffos Las Racecourse Ladies Evening 16th June
Ffos Las Racecourse Ladies Day 26th August
Windsor Racecourse Ladies Night 25th July
York Racecourse Ladies Day 18th August
Henley Regatta 29th June – 3rd July
Royal Ascot Ladies Day 16th June
Kempton Park Ladies Day 3rd September
Epsom Downs Racecourse Ladies Day 3rd June
Glorious Goodwood Ladies Day 28th July