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.

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WHO: Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey

WEAR: Staud dress; Jimmy Choo heels

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WEAR: AWON Golding Hat

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WHO: Kate Tikhomirova

WEAR: AWON Golding Hat

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WHAT: Warehouse dress

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WHAT: Ghost dress

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WHO: Flora Macdonald Johnston

WHAT: Preen dress; Lock & Co hat

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WHO: Lisa Tan

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WHO: Joy Montgomery

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

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WHO: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge

WEAR: Elie Saab

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WHO: Abby Clancy

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WHO: Keira Gormley

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WHO: Pascale Banks

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WHO: Tess Ward

WEAR: Mother of Pearl

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WHO: Flora Johnson

WEAR: Manu Atelier bag

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WHO: Ellie Bamber

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WEAR: Mulberry suit; Dior bag

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WHO: Rosie Tapner

WEAR: Suzannah dress

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WHO: Virginia Chadwyck-Healey

WEAR: Tabitha Webb

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WHO: Cinderella Balthazar

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WHO: Maya Jama

WEAR: Victoria Beckham

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WEAR: Ghost dress

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WHO: Lady Kitty Spencer

WEAR: Dolce & Gabanna

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WHO: Sarah Ann Macklin

WEAR: Amanda Wakely

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WEAR: Gabriella Hearst bag

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WHO: Isabel Getty and Rosanna Falconer

WEAR: Mary Katrantzou

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WEAR: Gucci bag

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WHO: Emma Weymouth

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WHO: Gayle Rinkoff 

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WHO: Camilla Ridley-Day

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WHO: Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs

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WHO: Queen Maxima of The Netherlands

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WHO: Sophie, Countess of Wessex

WEAR: Emilia Wickstead

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WHO: Sabrina Percy

WEAR: Suzannah

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WHO: Natalie Salmon

WEAR: Huishan Zhang

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WHO: Amber Le Bon

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WHO: Suzannah Crabb

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WHO: Natalie Dormer

WEAR: Peter Pilotto

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WHO: Kat Farmer

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WHO: Jodie Kidd

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WHO: Victoria Pendleton

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WHO: Kara Tointon

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WHO: Lavinia Brennan

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