Ascot: Last-minute ideas for that perfect hat!

June 17 2013

This year promises to be a very grand showing at Ascot. The UK's fashion theme this summer is very Gatsby-oriented, the Queen has celebrated her birthday, and the Duchess of Cambridge is due with her first baby this July. 

Woman and Home magazine has some great style tips for dressing up for the races this week... and we thought we'd share our top tips for looking smart holding that glass of bubbly:

If you're looking for something to go with your teadress and twinset, add the tweed pillbox for your final touch.. and maybe even some pearls to finish the look.


If you're looking for a bit of a retro twist to go with your flowered dress and gloves, go for the Retro Daisy in fuschia or a lemon colour. Or try a straw cloche with a flapper dress and pin curls. 

If it's a summery and elegant look you need to go with your classic dress and heels, try a wide brimmed straw hat:

And if none of these looks tempt you and you'd rather go a bit rock and roll, then we definitely suggest a striking pillbox in an apple red