This Week's Ultra-Fabulous Ascot Outfits Are Exactly What I Needed

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Event dressing isn't a term we have used for the past two summers. This week, however, Royal Ascot went ahead, marking the grand return to dressing up. Ascot can be difficult to dress for at the best of times, as the dress codes for attending the races are strict. In the Royal Enclosure, guests must wear straps of one inch or greater, fascinators are not allowed (you must wear hats with a solid base of 10cm) and dresses must be below the knee or longer. While these dressing regulations can, at times, feel a tad old-fashioned, there is something rather fabulous about putting on a formal dress and hat. 

Given this is a royal event, it's no surprise that members of the royal family were in attendance, including the Queen, Sophie Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne. As for the trends we've seen on the racecourse, many of the guests stuck to classic, My Fair Lady monochrome styling, wearing white and black dresses with black leather accessories. The number of Chanel bags in the images below also indicates how fancy this event is. Another brand which proved popular at Royal Ascot this year is the Vampire's Wife—we spotted several guests in its signature ruffle-trim dresses.

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If you want to look at the most fabulous outfits we've seen since 2019...keep scrolling to see our favourite Ascot outfits from the racecourse this year. 

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WHO: Susan Bender

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WHO: Martha Ward

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WHO: Janette Manrara, Deborah Brett and Lady Weymouth

WHO: Weruche Opia and Moriayo Ogunsan 

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WHO: Susan Bender

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WHO: Savannah Miller

WEAR: Vampire's Wife

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WHO: Lady Emma Weymouth

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WHO: Camilla Ridley Day

WEAR: Vampire's Wife

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WHO: Deborah Brett

WEAR: Roksanda

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WHO: Sophie, Countess of Wessex

WEAR: Suzannah London

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WHO: Susan Bender  

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WHO: Awon Golding  

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WHO: Sophie, Countess of Wessex

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WHO: Georgia Toffolo and Eunice Olumide

WEAR: Outfits rented on By Rotation

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WHO: Lisa Armstrong

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WHO: Rosie Tapner

WEAR: Suzannah London dress; Longines watch 

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WHO: Khadijah Mellah

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WHO: Scott Wimsett and Susan Bender  

WEAR: On Susan Bender: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress; Victoria Grant hat

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WHO: Charlotte Hawkins

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WHO: Kate Ozerov

WEAR: Laura Green London two-piece

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