From Royals to Fashion Editors: Here Are Our Favourite Ascot Outfits

The dress codes for attending the races in England consist of many rules and regulations. And while that can feel a bit old-fashioned, there's something quite inspiring about colouring inside the lines, so to speak—and having fun with it. And that's what strikes me about the best-dressed women at Ascot every year: For all the limitations, they still manage to pull out some of the most exciting outfits you'll see all year, some of which provide solid inspiration for weddings.

Such was the case at the first day of Ascot, with Kate Middleton leading the royal crew in a pretty shade of cornflower blue (even the queen opted for this hue for the opening day). Lady Kitty Spencer opted for something altogether more bridal with a white lace shift, while fashion girls in attendance opted for brighter colours overall, flourishing many a look with feathers, feathers and some more feathers. Keep scrolling to see our favourite Ascot outfits of 2019 thus far.

Ascot outfits 2019: Ginnie Chadwyck healey in Staud dress

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WHO: Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey

WEAR: Staud dress; Jimmy Choo heels

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in yellow dress

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WEAR: AWON Golding Hat

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in co ord

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WHO: Kate Tikhomirova

WEAR: AWON Golding Hat

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in Warehouse dress

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WHAT: Warehouse dress

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in Ghost dress

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WHAT: Ghost dress

Ascot outfits 2019: Floral in orange dress

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WHO: Flora Macdonald Johnston

WHAT: Preen dress; Lock & Co hat

Ascot outfits 2019: Guest in white suit

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WHO: Lisa Tan

Ascot outfits 2019: Joy Montgomery in Rixo dress

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WHO: Joy Montgomery

WEAR: Rixo dress; Lock & Co hat; Wandler bag

Ascot outfits 2019: GUest in white dress

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Ascot outfits 2019: Kate Middleton in a blue lace Elie Saab dress

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WHO: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

WEAR: Elie Saab

Ascot outfits 2019: Abby Clancy in a white outfit

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WHO: Abby Clancy

Ascot outfits 2019: Keira Gormley in a green dress and turban

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WHO: Keira Gormley

Ascot outfits 2019: Pascale Banks in a white dress and straw boater

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WHO: Pascale Banks

Ascot outfits 2019: Tess Ward in a striped dress and straw hat

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WHO: Tess Ward

WEAR: Mother of Pearl

Ascot outfits 2019: a red jumpsuit with a feathered hat

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WHO: Flora Johnson

WEAR: Manu Atelier bag

Ascot outfits 2019: Ellie Bamber in a black dress

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WHO: Ellie Bamber

Ascot outfits 2019: pink marbled Mulberry trouser suit and feather hat

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WEAR: Mulberry suit; Dior bag

Ascot outfits 2019: pale pink dress with a red bow

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WHO: Rosie Tapner

WEAR: Suzannah dress

Ascot outfits 2019: Virginia Chadwyck-Healey in a green printed tea dress

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WHO: Virginia Chadwyck-Healey

WEAR: Tabitha Webb

Ascot outfits 2019: yellow bias cut dress and pink turban

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WHO: Cinderella Balthazar

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WHO: Maya Jama

WEAR: Victoria Beckham

Ascot outfits 2019: blue floral dress

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WEAR: Ghost dress

Ascot outfits 2019: Lady Kitty Spencer in a white lace dress

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WHO: Lady Kitty Spencer

WEAR: Dolce & Gabanna

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WHO: Sarah Ann Macklin

WEAR: Amanda Wakely

Ascot outfits 2019: leopard skirt and white shirt

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WEAR: Gabriella Hearst bag

Ascot outfits 2019: pink and purple midi dress and pink hat

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WHO: Isabel Getty and Rosanna Falconer

WEAR: Mary Katrantzou

Ascot outfits 2019: cream trouser suit and fedora

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WEAR: Gucci bag

Ascot outfits 2019: Emma Weymouth wearing a pale blue dress and coat with feather sleeves

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WHO: Emma Weymouth

Ascot outfits 2019: red floral dress and pink pom pom fascinator

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WHO: Gayle Rinkoff 

Ascot outfits 2019: pale pink dress with a feathered hat

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WHO: Camilla Ridley-Day

Ascot outfits 2019: Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs in a blue printed dress

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WHO: Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs

Ascot outfits 2019: Queen Maxima wearing a beige dress and hat

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WHO: Queen Maxima of The Netherlands

Ascot outfits 2019: floral midi dress with a pink hat

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Ascot outfits 2019: Countess of Wessex in a floral midi dress

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WHO: Sophie, Countess of Wessex

WEAR: Emilia Wickstead

Ascot outfits 2019: Sabrina Percy in a white dress with a black hat

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WHO: Sabrina Percy

WEAR: Suzannah

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in a black boucle dress and hat

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WHO: Natalie Salmon

WEAR: Huishan Zhang

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in a white lace dress

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Ascot outfits 2019: Amber Le Bon in a floral pastel dress

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WHO: Amber Le Bon

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in a floral dress and black hat

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Ascot outfits 2019: guest in a tie dye dress

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Ascot outfits 2019: Suzannah Crabb in a polka dot dress

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WHO: Suzannah Crabb

Ascot outfits 2019: Natalie Dormer in a green floral maxi dress

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WHO: Natalie Dormer

WEAR: Peter Pilotto

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in a pink floral dress

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Ascot outfits 2019: Kat Farmer in a checked dress

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WHO: Kat Farmer

Ascot outfits 2019: Jodie Kidd in a printed dress

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WHO: Jodie Kidd

Ascot outfits 2019: guest in a white dress and black hat

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Ascot outfits 2019: Victoria Pendleton in a polka dot dress

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WHO: Victoria Pendleton

Ascot outfits 2019: Kara Tointon in a navy dress

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WHO: Kara Tointon

Ascot outfits 2019: Lavinia Brennan in a white broderie anglaise dress

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WHO: Lavinia Brennan

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