Royal Ascot 2022 has arrived and we are ready to feast our eyes on some exquisite and extravagant outfits. From royal ladies such as Zara Tindall to beloved celebs like Holly Willoughby, the stars came out in force with some eye-catching looks for this year’s sun-soaked event.
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Royal Ascot is taking place from June 14 – 18 this year we have already witnessed a handful of incredible ensembles. From pretty pastels to shocking prints, feathers to tulle, keep scrolling to discover some of the best-dressed celebrity outfits from this year’s equestrian extravaganza.
Zara Tindall looked radiant in an ethereal dress by Anna Mason London, featuring a timeless black bow belt and a clouded dahlia print in shades of aubergine, blush pink and grey. The fairtytale frock, which displayed enchanting puff sleeve detail and a round neckline, was elevated by some nude pink high heels and a bespoke pompom headpiece.
Sophie Countess of Wessex slipped on perhaps her prettiest look to date with this royally pink ensemble. Prince Edward's wife looked beautiful in the baby pink dress by Suzannah London showcasing long sleeves and a sophisticated cowl neckline with gently draped layers. A wide-brimmed raspberry pink hat sat atop the royal’s head, which elevated her sartorial prowess to a whole new level.
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Princess Beatrice wore a heavenly white and pink floral shirt dress which came complete with sheer layers, puff sleeves and a beige woven belted waistband. A large hairband with sunset-toned flower detailing and a personalised straw clutch made for the ultimate summer sartorial concoction.
This Morning star Holly Willoughby graced the scenes in a candy pink floor-length dress featuring a large bow neckline with thick straps. The star perfected her romantic aesthetic with a wide-brimmed hat which boasted a flattering rose hue with floral detail. She finished off the all-pink look with a suede clutch bag for an added pinch of practicality.
Oti Mabuse went all out on the colour front for this year’s event. The Strictly star gleamed in an emerald green midi dress with long sleeves, a V-neck, wrap-effect and dramatic bow detailing which she paired with a contrasting raspberry pink hat. A pair of silver barely-there heels completed the dancer’s metallic combination.
Loose Women's Penny Lancaster opted for a belted floral number, sporting a white strapless midi dress featuring a cascading lavender and bluebell print. A royal blue satin scarf adorned her shoulders which complemented a dark blue hat encrusted with azure embellishment. Sir Rod Stewart's wife clasped a suede aubergine clutch bag to finish off her cool-coloured aesthetic.
For her choice of dress, Helen George certainly didn’t shy away from loud prints. The Call The Midwife actress donned a floor-length black dress boasting short puff-sleeves and a round neckline, crafted from fine layers of black tulle. A decadent pattern formed from intertwining leaf-like shapes coiled down the striking garment in shades of fern green, mustard, pale pink, sky blue and white.
Model Rosie Tapner twirled for the cameras in a skater-skirt midi dress showcasing the shade of the season – hot pink. Displaying a belted waist, long sleeves, a rounded neckline and a zipped ribbed bodice, the dress commanded attention as it was teamed with a brilliant floral fascinator with feather-like structures protruding from the rim.
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Lady Eliza Spencer
Lady Eliza Spencer emulated true Audrey Hepburn energy as she stepped out in a black knit pullover, black and suntan floral soutache lace embroidered skirt, black calf wrap belt and the Audrey bucket bag from the Spring Summer 2022 Michael Kors Collection. The blonde beauty sported a large black hat with dramatic netting detail that lightly shielded her radiant face and paired the ensemble with some black barely-there heels.
Lady Amelia Spencer
Lady Amelia Spencer perfectly complemented her twin sister by wearing a monochrome organic silk crepe de chine midi dress and a black gramercy minaudière from the Spring Summer 2022 Michael Kors Collection. The late Princess Diana's niece finessed her look with a sand-tone headpiece with delicate black netting and a pair of black point-toe heels.
Countess Sophie stepped out for the second day of the races wearing a serene mid-blue dress displaying an intricate broderie anglaise finish, long sleeves, a high neck, attention-commanding ruffle trims and an ankle-length skirt. She teamed the summery number with some sky-blue high heels and a matching leather snakeskin clutch bag, while a large fascinator gushed cornflower blue blooms.
Maya Jama set the bar high with this statement dress by Zimmerman. The sensational mottled pink tulip-esque dress boasted a Victoriana high neck, mutton-leg long-sleeves with statement flutter trims and culminated in a cascade of dramatic Rhododendron-like ruffles.
Subtle glittered embellishments peppered the head-turning number, which that star accentuated with a cosmic yet floral headpiece.
Hana Cross turned heads in a sweet Victoriana dress by Alessandra Rich, showcasing a subdued vintage yellow, lilac and rose pink colour palette. The floral frock came complete with an oversized white Peter Pan collar a V-neckline, black ribbon detail and short sleeves. A gothic black fascinator adorned Brooklyn Beckham’s ex-girlfriend’s head and shielded her face with a sultry layer of netting.
Pop singer Mabel opted for a more unconventional race day look - and we're into it. The star assembled a chocolate brown jacket and coordinating mini skirt, displaying ornate Baroque gold embroidery, antique-like handle pockets, a sharp tailored allure and a classic collar. She lifted her look with some barely-there gold heels and a matching floral gold tear-drop headpiece.
Society sweetheart Ellie Bamber graced the scene in a white Valentino shirt dress that radiated fifties flair. The belted garment showcased the luxury label's insignia, a classic collar and a fit and flare silhouette and rolled-up sleeves. The actress completed the outfit with some timeless black heels, a leather handbag and a simple black boater hat.
Georgia Toffolo was going for gold with her metallic race day attire. The TV star sashayed in front of the cameras in a glimmering gold jumpsuit that exuded eighties eclecticism. A sweetheart keyhole effect, a high neckline, long mutton-leg sleeves, button-down detailing and a tightly cinched waist made for the ultimate party-ready uniform. She finished off her jumpsuit look with some black barely-there heels, black gloves and a black fascinator with protruding petal plumage.
Good Morning Britain host Charlotte Hawkins looks as if she had strolled out of the pages of a fairytale book with her charming Cinderella dress. The sky blue frock featured gem-encrusted short sleeves and a high neckline, an embellished belt and a flared skirt. A pair of pearlescent princess heels accented the romantic dress' timeless allure.
Duchess Kate arrived at the races in the most beautiful polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich. Featuring a black and white print, midi length, long sleeves, a high neckline and a belted waist, the dress is one of the royal's most exquisite looks yet. She paired the timeless number with some coffee-coloured heels and a matching clutch bag - for all her royal race day essentials.
Ferne McCann arrived at day four of the races in a pink wrap-effect midi dress by Self-Portrait. Cut from pastel pink stretch-crepe, the dress featured a sweetheart neckline, a wrap bodice, box pleat detail on the sleeves and a sultry side-slit. A decadent rose headpiece in a strawberry hue was complemented by a matching red leather handbag which displayed the star's initials in gold lettering.
Georgia Toffolo made another appearance on day five of Ascot, looking suited and booted in a cream suit. The TV wore a statement double bow fascinator with protruding white netting and clasped a decadent rounded crystal handbag in her gloved hands.
Model Rosie Tapner twirled in the sweetest fifties frock as she once again stepped out to enjoy the races. The dress featured a feminine cream and rose pink colour palette, short sleeves, a classic collar, a pleated skirt, a pink belted waistline and button-down detailing. A floral fascinator boasting petals in shades of mauve, tangerine and baby pink added a colourful spin to her classic look.
Olympian Nicola Adams suited up in style for the final day of the races. The gold medallist opted for a statement dandy look as she sported green and blue tartan alongside her girlfriend Ella Baig, who looked ravishing abstract sunset-hued florals. Back in February, the two announced they were expecting their first baby - who will no doubt be a mini style icon.
Princess Beatrice arrived at the racecourse in a striking polka dot dress from Saloni. The garment featured the label's signature crystal bows along the bodice, short sleeves, a midi silhouette and a rounded neckline. The mother-of-one clasped a black leather snakesin clutch bag with her initials embossed in gold on the front and sashayed in a pair of classic black heels.
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