As Royal Ascot 2016 approaches, there’s one thing we’re particularly looking forward to: seeing this year’s extravagant hats, of course!
A time-honoured tradition, Royal Ascot dates back to 1711, when it was founded by Queen Anne. Thousands attend the five-day race meeting each year including, of course, Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family.
And while the Royal Ascot dress code is extremely strict, that doesn’t stop racegoers from experimenting with the one style buy that’s synonymous with the event: the hat. From showstopping designs that show off the wearer’s individual style to themed headwear that makes the front page, not a year goes by without visitors showing off their marvellous millinery. Will they inspire you to try something more daring next year?