Saturday, 21 May 2011

Ascot - Ladies Day hats & Victoria Beckham

Occasion : The Royal Wedding- Victoria Beckham in her

royal blue hat looked very stylish, the hat flattered from all angles - a criteria for decision making when choosing a hat.

  The side view is elegant, is it comfortable to wear ? - well that is a question I will have to ask her! Victoria's baby girl will be delivered on the 4th July by C section -
What will she be called ? place your bets....
Beau Beckham sounds good, what do you think? 

For a tall woman this Philip Treacy private hat worn with the right Chanel couture dress would look stunning for Ascot - just as long as it wasn't windy! 
Or on a tighter budget this Julian MacDonald dress for Debenhams - a snitch at £52.00 in their 20% off sale - remember it is all about the hat at Ascot girls!

Steven Jones hat - a glorious pretty design in keeping with floral trend of this summer.
On a larger budget I would wear the above hat with this body hugging Victoria Beckham dress from her S/S 2011 collection

This Philip Treacy would have to go with an Erdem dress on someone with long dark hair - like Jasmin Le Bon

Erdem S/S 2011 pretty white lace for girls with exceptional legs.

With Ascot only a few weeks away on the 16th June Milliners all over the UK will be counting on a very good trade, in particular top UK Milliners Philip Treacy and Steven Jones. I have had a look at their collections for S/S 2011 and made a few selections. To see more click on the below links and see which ones you prefer!

A classic over the top Royal Ascot ladies Day hat!

The Royals leading the way in fashion - not! or perhaps they choose to opt out for our entertainment - !

Here come the girls !

Christened the 'embellished loo seat' or the 'Turkey twizzler' by much of the Press this Philip Treacy hat it was reported today has raised in auction £81,000 on Amazon - good on you Beatrice
Well any publicity is better than no publicity they say!

Fascinators are out this season - I like this one though.
score - 7 out of 10

Carol Middleton's 'side on' hat is very flattering and doesn't ruin ones hair !
This practical formula will be copiously copied this season at weddings and Ascot I predict

As fascinators are 'so' out this season, why not go for a clever compromise to get the same easy to wear look as a half way house, creating the side on look that is so flattering and doesn't ruin ones carefully styled hair. This one is available from the House of Fraser web site for £45.00. It has the potential to customize by adding other adornments such as a large poppy or geometric ribbon shapes.
Wear with a bold colour block dress or go for the pretty white D&G look.

Randall Ribbons ( see above link) sells hat adornments and untrimmed hats - see below, perfect for styling to suit your outfit and get the unique look for Ascot on a budget. Ken Peirson and Sons on this same site has some excellent already trimmed hats at very reasonable prices -

£18.00 - yellow a summer colour trend, for the statement 'out there' Ascot look!
Steven jones has done a very natty top hat, so it is right on trend for a fraction of the price.

'Gorgeous and glorious' ( above link) has some excellent statement hats perfect for Ascot to hire or buy - check out their site - This site also sells trimmings for you to create your own bespoke hat.

To hire for £45.00 this Butterfly hat is already been fully booked for Ascot at Gorgeous and Glorious

Marie Chantal of Greece is always impeccably dressed and looks fabulous in this delightful powder blue hat worn for the royal wedding recently.