Wondering what to wear to summer weddings? Get inspired with our Ascot dos and don'ts
Royal Ascot is back and there’s one thing that we are looking at… you guessed it, the hats! Whether they’re big, small, fascinators, fascinating or out-right barmy, we can’t take our eyes off of them! We’ve rounded up some of our Royal Ascot favourite pictures from this year, and previous years to give you the ultimate guide about the dos and don’ts of wearing a hat at Royal Ascot
Click through to see Royal Ascot hat triumphs and the less successful ones too…
Well she is the most royal of them all and we think if anyone is going to know how to get it right at Ascot, it will be the Queen herself!
We know that good weather isn’t guaranteed, but pack a brolly in your bag and go for a smaller option!
We always knew we could count on Mary Berry to pull a classic look out of the bag.
This one might just be a bit too much if you ask us!
This race-goer is clearly very excited about the royal baby’s arrival – she’s even got the odds for a boy or a girl on her hat. Original and creative – we love it!
Jackie St Clair got it just right at Royal Ascot in 2013 – a simple, unfussy dress, meaning her hat could do all the talking.
We all love a bit of patriotism, but covering yourself head to toe in flags is perhaps a tad too much.
Amanda Holden looks stunning in a quirky yet understated matching blue hat.
Bruce Forsyth’s wife, Wilnelia Merced, is stunning but this all-over orange number might be a step too far.
Princess Eugenie’s fascinator adds just enough colour to her look and gives her outfit a modern twist.
Let dramatic hats do the talking and avoid detracting attention with a low neckline.
Show your national pride with a special English twist… might not be suitable for all weddings!
If you’re going for a dramatic hat make sure the rest of your outfit is toned down.
Super cute couple Dec Donnelly and Georgie Thompson stick to black for a classic look.
Simon Cowell is not impressed when ex-girlfriend Jackie St Claire tries to place her extravagant number on his head.
Hats are a great way to inject a bit of personality into your look – this one’s quite Lady Gaga!
A quirky hat is one thing but surely this is just a boat on her head?
Danielle Lineker looks fit for the races and a wedding in a simple nude dress and matching hat. For weddings, just be careful that your dress isn’t a similar colour to the bride’s!
Bows are in fashion at the moment but we’re not so sure about this oversized hat.
The bigger the better with hats – just make sure your neck can handle it!
Tiny hats seem to be in all the shops lately – is it just us or do they make your head look massive?
Louise Redknapp follows the floral trends with a gorgeous red and black number.
A hat made out of Lego… in the shape of Big Ben? Only at Ascot!
It’s not just women who can make a splash with head wear – explorer Bear Grylls stands out in a bright pink top hat.
While its fun for men to experiment with hats, theyre not always the best followers of fashion.
Hats should accentuate your look not take over.
Feathers are a tough look to pull off – but Jackie St Claire’s matching red hat stays on the right side of elegant.
This lady’s gone positively space age! Remember you want to be noticed, for the right reasons!
Get creative with different inspirations such as this peacock feather design tone it down to suit your occasion.
Themes are meant to be followed but surely an actual horse on the head is a bit far?
You mustnt forget that you may want to remove your hat during the course of the day so make-up and flattering (hat-friendly) hairstyles are a must not sure how safe those lipsticks are on there though!
Unless youre incredibly creative (or a hat-maker) dont try to create your own hat there are plenty in the shops.
Joan Collins gives her head little room to move with a huge hat and oversized shoulders.
Weddings are a joyous affair but hats can also make an outfit quite serious, avoid the Holly Valance funeral look with some touches of colour.
Balloon hats are fun at children’s parties – not so much at weddings.
White hats are versatile and go with many different outfits like Lisa Scott Lees scarlet red frock. Just be careful with white at a wedding.
A floral touch is one thing, but a whole plant on your head is quite different.