Royal Ascot 2018: The best dressed at Ladies Day – including some familiar famous faces

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Royal Ascot 2018: The best dressed at Ladies Day – including some familiar famous faces

ROYAL ASCOT 2018 is well into its third day. Today is the day of the historic Gold Cup, also known as Ladies Day. The girls are out in full force, showing just how to impress in the sartorial stakes. From television presenters to everyday racegoers, everyone seemed to be dressed to the nines.

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Ladies Day falls on the third day of Royal Ascot, with the crowds already out in their droves.

Synonymous with beautifully dressed women, Ladies day sees its fair share of fashion wins, but also some fails.

Ladies Day is known for its fashion highs and lows, with many women using the day as a chance to experiment with style and wear daring outfits they couldn’t wear anywhere else.

Setting the bar high on her Royal Ascot debut earlier this week, Meghan Markle stunned in a elegant and chic white Givenchy dress with matching Philip Traecy hat.

With such a strict dress code to adhere to, it can be tough to pull together an outfit that ticks all the Ascot boxes, yet still impresses in the sartorial stakes.

However, the girls did good today at the prestigious horse racing meet, with many sticking to nude and summery colour palates.

ITV presenter Charlotte Hawkins, 43, attended the races again today, swapping yesterday’s hot pink attire for a elegant, subdued grey and white pleated midi skirt and patterned, structured long-sleeved top.

TV presenter and radio host Kirsty Young opted for a less summery, more chic look Photo (C) PA
TV presenter and radio host Kirsty Young opted for a less summery, more chic look Photo (C) PA

Matching her outfit perfectly, she wore a light great wide-brimmed hat at a jaunty angle, exposing her perfectly coiffed hair. She paired the elegant look with a pair of glittery silver peep-toe heels.

Another woman competing for the best dressed trophy was Ella Reese from Virginia Water.

The leggy blonde wore a larger than life nude gown, that came to below the knee and flared out from the waist, reminiscent of 1950s designs.

With an elegant draped halter neck, the dress was tied together at the top – a daring fashion move that paid off

Completing the look and raising the bar, Ella wore a stunning large, plate-shaped black and white hat on her head, with pale pink roses on to match her dress.

Another familiar face attending Royal Ascot today was ex-Made in Chelsea star Kimberly Garner, 28. The stunning blonde looked ethereal in white flared trousers and a very low-cut broderie anglaise shirt, a refrehsing change from the hoards of dresses worn.

As the racegoers arrived at the racing meet, one lady was spotted in an understatedly pretty calf-length blue wrap dress.

She matched it with white heeled sandals, a simple white pillbox clutch bag and a small rose pink hair to match the floral patterns on the dress.

As racegoers arrived, a lady was spotted in a simple, elegant floral wrap dress with understated hat Photo (C) PA
As racegoers arrived, a lady was spotted in a simple, elegant floral wrap dress with understated hat Photo (C) PA

Also in attendance wasTV and radio presenter, Kirsty Young, 49, who stood out against the hoards of bright colours, daring prints and pastel colour palates in a striking dark green pencil dress.

Channelling Meghan Markle with a bardot neckline, the dress came to below the knee, hugging tightly around her curves.

She topped it off with a understated dark green hat with bow detailing.

The neckline is actually now banned in many Royal Ascot ensures, including the Royal Enclosure itself, meaning Meghan was unable to wear her favourite neckline this year.

Kimberly Garner looked angelic in a white trouser and shirt ensemble with white oversized hat Photo (C) PA
Kimberly Garner looked angelic in a white trouser and shirt ensemble with white oversized hat Photo (C) PA

No bardot necklines are just one of the rules that many women attending Royal Ascot will have to adhere to, with other rules including no fascinators, no off-the-shoulder dresses and no halter necks.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK