Statement, chic or just very large... which hat would you choose? Fashion Features Editor Hannah Rochelle and Shopping Editor Robyn Kotze try on some of this seasons hats fit for Royal Ascot
Statement, chic or just very large... which hat would you choose? Each year the Royal Ascot brings a crowd to be marveled at with hats so extravagant they would have Pharrell green with envy.
The Royal Ascot is a pivotal event in the British social calendar and attracts a stand out crowd each year, all dressed in eye-catching attire. With almost 300,000 people in attendance and the finest horses in the world competing for a whopping £5.5 million in prize money, it’s no wonder people come from all over the world to revel in the atmosphere of this race.
Of course an event of such stature wouldn’t be without some rules to dressing for the race. The official guide to dressing for the Royal Ascot states that all women attending the Royal Enclosure or Grandstand must have a hat – though a headpiece is suitable as long as it has a base of at least 10 centimeters in diameter.
The Royal Ascot’s strict rules for dressing help ensure the event maintains its charm, and of course who better to look to than the Queen herself for a lesson in how to wear a hat. We’ve channeled the royal family to select what hats we would love to see at the Royal Ascot.
Here are some amazing hats fit for a Royal Enclosure…