Royal Ascot: Hats & Fascinators

16 Jun

The 300th British Royal Ascot began Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Berkshire.

Audrey Hepburn as "Eliza Doolittle" dressed for the Royal Ascot in "My Fair Lady"

This time last year, I remember being in Waterloo station in London seeing women walking around in the most exquisite and extravagant hats and fascinators. Fascinators being the British term for headpieces. My friends and I wondered, where is everyone going looking so lovely?! And they were indeed headed to the Royal Ascot horse races! Below are some of the great fashions seen at this year’s Royal Ascot.

Queen Elizabeth & the Duke of Edinburgh on Day 2 of the Royal Ascot. Love the pink hat!

One of my favorite outfits at the Royal Ascot!

'My Fair Lady' - esque hat

Princess' Beatrice & Eugenie. Love the teal fascinator & dress Eugenie!

Gorgeous shot of one of the many hats seen at the Royal Ascot


Milliner Louis Mariette's homage to Queen Anne, who officially opened the races at Ascot in 1711, with a towering headpiece made of fake hair, pearls and silk cabbage roses

Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot: June 16, 2011:

‘LADIES DAY’  is a great day at the races where the focus switches from racing to fashion and those unique hats! Here are some “hat-lights” of the day!

Care for a cup of tea?

Titanic at the Royal Ascot

Attack of the birds!

Lovely blouse and hat!

Hat Designer Tracey Rose wearing her creation

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins

The horses joined in as well:

'My Fair Lady' inspired bow

photos via ‘the telegraph’ & getty images

cheers! andrea ♥


One Response to “Royal Ascot: Hats & Fascinators”


  1. Royal Ascot 2012 « La Belle Mélange - June 23, 2012

    […] Here is my post about the fashions seen last year: Royal Ascot 2011 […]

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