Friday, 22 June 2012

Ascot... Dress Code My A***!

Well its that time of year again and Ascot is well under way.  This year however the powers that be have instructed all those in attendance to adhere to a 'dress code'  to avoid any chavtastic outfits from ruining the queens diamond jubilee celebrations and photographs (ma'am can't abide cleveage or mini's apparantly).  After reading the rules and regulations for attire on Ascots official website I thought that when the first pictures of race goers appeared on Tuesday afternoon I would see plenty of well dressed ladies in knee length hems, fabulous hats (ma'am can't abide fasinators either.... all hats in the royal stand need to have a base of at least 4 inches) and demure necklines.  How wrong was I! Never let it be said that the girls of Aintree (SOME!) are the worst dressed racegoers in the country.... our sisters down south have definitly gave the most undesirable of Aintree attendees a run for their money!  It must be said there were some lovely ladies wearing some Fabulous ensembles but there were also some absolute shockers, including a pack of lap dancers advertising their local 'gentlemans club' called Tantric Blue! Take heed The Daily Mail..... us Northerners are definitly not the chaviest of them all!

So what would a stylish scouser wear to Royal Ascot?? Here are three looks that not only adhere to the dress code, but also tick the boxes of some of Spring and Summers 2012's hottest looks. 
Look 1: Jonathan Saunders dress from Net a Porter.Com, Miu Miu courts and Miu Miu clutch from MyTheresa.Com, French Connection Bracelet from Asos and Wide Brimmed Hat with scattered blossom from Piers Atkinson's Racegoers Collection (see website for stockists)

 Look 2: Micheal Van Der Ham dress from Net a Porter.Com, Fendi Shoes from MyTheresa.Com, Africa Print clutch from Topshop, Tortoise Shell Watch - Micheal Kors from Asos and Into the Jungle Hat from Piers Atkinson's Archive (see website for stockists)

Look 3: Jonathan Saunders dress from Net a Porter.Com, Alexander Wang Clutch and Jimmy Choo kitten courts from MyTheresa.Com, Ring and Bracelett from Topshop and
Ostrich Pom Pom hat from Piers Atkinson's Archive (see website for stockists)

All pictures from Daily Mail, Piers Atkinson Website and stockists