Forget what the celebrities are wearing at Royal Ascot this year – all we really care about is the biggest and best hats.Headwear must be worn at the historic racing event and so it goes without saying that racegoers invest a whole lot of time, effort and – no doubt – money in their hats. This year’s style guidebook (yes, there really are dress code rules) dictates that once again fascinators aren’t allowed, therefore big hats with big impact are the way to go.Scroll through to see some of this year’s most show-stopping hats.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:The 2018 Royal Ascot dress codeThe history of Royal AscotRoyal Ascot 2017 fashion
Royal Ascot is said to be the first event that the Queen puts down on her calendar every year thanks to her lifelong love of horses, but where did it all begin?
Royal Ascot 2018 is soon underway.Each year, Britain’s most valuable racecourse holds a special week of races, attracting the top of British society – and of course, the royal family.But dressing for Ascot is no joke.The namesake races, located in Ascot, are attended by the Queen and her royal relatives, who set a standard for the strict formal dress code of fine dresses, suits and hats.Additions to the official dress code in 2018 make socks a requirement for gentlemen, while jumpsuits and trouser suits are were an update to the style guide in 2017. However, there are still plenty of rules for both men and women looking to attend: Morning suits must be worn in the Royal Enclosure and women must wear skirts that are no shorter than just above the knee, while any midriff-baring, sheer dresses and strappy tops are completely banned.The top tier enclosure, aptly named the Royal Enclosure, is where you can expect to find the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Queen in their finest dress.Past attendees of the races have included Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Sophie Countess of Wessex, Princess Anne, Zara Phillips and of course, the best dressed of all, the late Princess Diana.From the Duchess of Cambridge to Princess Di, we browse the best ever Royal Ascot looks through the years…Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Every look the Duchess of Cambridge has worn in 2018Princess Diana’s fashion evolution in pictures, from her wedding to her deathMeghan Markle’s style file: Every outfit the Duchess of Sussex has worn in public