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Buy now: 10 race-day hats and headpieces for the summer season

7 June 2017
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Looking to stand out? Let us introduce you to milliner Rachel Black and her beautiful designs. We fell in love with this headpiece - it's a twist on a timeless classic and with the rose pink metallic film bow, it's a guaranteed head-turner. 

Rachel Black Not Before Time, £275, available at

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Philip Treacy is one of the world's best-known milliners and his creations are often seen on the likes of Victoria Beckham and Pippa Middleton. This ivory straw pillbox headpiece adorned with an intricate scroll is bound to turn heads on your special day out. 

Philip Treacy embellished headpiece, £750, available at

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This beautiful headpiece from Coast is guaranteed to lend elegance to any outfit. Soft mesh gathers to create a light wave effect that is surrounded by delicate flowers for a detailed finish. The headband ensures an easy application and all-day comfort. 

Coast Korina Fascinator, £49, available at

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We think this look is very Duchess of Cambridge - we often see Kate wearing similar designs for her royal duties! Topped with a pretty bow and just a few feathers, this occasion-ready accessory is calling out for race day invites.

Accessorize Camile shuntang teardrop fascinator, £35, available at

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Make a statement this summer with this oversized floral headpiece from Johnny Loves Rosie. Pretty pastel hues slightly soften the bold look but it's a guaranteed headturner - and for just £38.

Johnny Loves Rosie Gracie floral fascinator headband, £38, available at

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This one's not purse-friendly - in fact, it's pretty bank-busting - but it's such a gorgeous headpiece that it deserved a spot in our edit. The bouquet of flowers, the scroll spliced with a spiral of black patent leather and the fine ivory veil - just stunning. 

Philip Treacy pillbox embellished veiled headpiece, £1,485, available at

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This Coast fascinator is a great way to perfect your occasion outfit - and for just £45. In on-trend monochrome, the curvy woven base is a flattering way to frame your face, while the sculptural flower and black edging perfectly decorate the headpiece. 

Coast Lyla Floral Weave Fascinator, £45, available at

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On a budget? Look no further than this stylish headpiece from Dorothy Perkins, which has a very purse-friendly price tag of just £16. It's a gorgeous option for glamming up a formal look, and it taps into the ubiquitous monochrome trend. 

Dororthy Perkins monobow fascinator, £16, available at

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This Emily London pillbox hat is so chic. With a gold print  in rich Duchess silk and trimmed with a bow and veil, it's an elegant option to top off your formal look. Plus, the headpiece is designed to sit on the right side of the head in a universally flattering angle. 

Emily London Rockbridge pillbox with veil, £445, available at

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Heading to Royal Ascot and need a hat that meets the dress guidelines for the Royal Enclosure? This Emily London headpiece is just the ticket. The white tilted boater style hat is fashioned from guipure lace and trimmed with white silk flowers. Stunning.

Emily London Devoran lace tilted boater, £695, available at


A day at the races is the ideal excuse to get seriously glammed up and rock a head-turning hat or headpiece- especially on Ladies' Day. Hats can be one of the trickiest aspects of an outfit to get right, but it's the first thing people see and as there's often a strict dress code to adhere to, it's worth taking the time to find the perfect style.

There are a wealth of headpiece and hat options out there - from high street to high-end milliners, and we've scoured the shops to bring you our edit of the very best. From a £16 Dorothy Perkins fascinator to a £1,485 Philip Treacy creation, there really is something for everyone. Happy shopping!

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