Royal Ascot 2020 At Home: Day 1

A few weeks ago, it seemed that this year’s absence of spectators at the races would automatically mean an absence of millinery but thanks to Ascot Racecourse and The British Millinery Guild’s joint #StyledWithThanks campaign, Royal Ascot 2020 will include hats! Every day of this year’s races, join me here for a mid-day post to share the at home Ascot looks (royal and non-royal) that caught your eye.

To get today’s discussion started, here are a pair of hats on two familiar faces. Zara Tindall is in a navy straw beret percher with cascade of silk flowers while Mike looks dapper in a top hat. What Ascot hats at home stood out to you today?

Designer: Juliette Botterill. Dress from Beulah London. Styled by Annie Miall. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Photos from social media as indicated 

40 thoughts on “Royal Ascot 2020 At Home: Day 1

  1. Thanks HatQueen for providing this fantastic photo of Zara and Mike! Zara looks amazing and these shades of blue flatter her so well; Mike looks awesome in his top hat (fits him perfectly in every way) and morning suit, but I do wish he had worn a blue pocket square (but that’s a minor complaint).

    So many great Ascot hats being shown off at home; thanks everyone for providing your favorites! Of course I couldn’t let the men go unnoticed: despite the absence of crowds, a trainer and a course steward managed to wear a couple of nice fedoras at the racetrack earlier today:
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  2. Proving that pillboxes aren’t boring is this look with hat by New Zealand milliner Monika Neuhauser

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    Ascot in the Antipodes 🌈 Which means dressed up and watching at night….🌙 …..but joining in the #RoyalAscot #StyledWithThanks campaign to support frontline workers around the world ✨ .. See the previous post or for our rainbow collection of colours for #RoyalAscot2020 ✨ ✨ .. .. .. .. .. #styledwiththanks #RoyalAscot #rainbow #hope #friends #friendship #colour #hat #ascotracecourse #royalascotathome #racingfashion #racewear #racingstyle #fashion #style #itsallaboutthesash #millinery #springracing #fashioninspo #australianfashion #horseracing #ascotintheantipodes #ascotbehindthegardenwall #worldracingfashion #dressup #letscelebrate

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  3. Mike Tindall’s hat is great! A proper topper. And looks like he is sporting a new morning suit. I don’t recall ever seeing him in a gray suit before. I have a feeling he just had the suit tailored and was like, “I’m going to wear the damn thing whether we can attend or not!” I’m doing the same thing come Saturday with my new morning coat – hosting a Closing Day watching party dressed in Royal Enclosure finery with three close friends who are in my Covid bubble.

    And the ITV coverage was very good, all things considered.

  4. I was SO happy to see these two earlier on! And Zara looks stunning, this is one of my favourite looks on her in ages! That dress is fab on her, and the hat, whilst one of her go to shapes, is a fab compliment. I reckon she’s got a few more of these up her sleeve!

  5. Enjoyed these photos!
    Zara looks wonderful. The color is perfect for her, and I like how the trim on the hat echoes the dress fabric.

    • I’m not keen on the rainbow outfits but I love this!

      I also love Zara’s dress. I was completely shocked to come here and see her in a hat from home! I like her dress better than her hat but they go well together.

  6. Zara looks FAB. Love the dress and the hat is perfect. And why did I not notice before now how HOT Mike looks all dressed up? Who knew a top hat could look so good. DANG.

    My top Ascot-at-home hat is this orange and gold percher. I don’t know who designed it but it’s styled to perfection with the blue peekaboo dress.

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    Update: the donation link is For my first #styledwiththanks inspired Ascot dress up and donate day in the US, I am making my donation to @project_q_ ProjectQ is a tremendous organization that provides self-empowerment classes, food, clothing, accessories, menstrual & hygienic products, as well as gender-affirming haircuts, hair color, and wigs to black and brown LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness. With the tools and skills ProjectQ provides, and assisting these kids to reflect on the outside who they are on the inside, no question these kids have a better chance of not only surviving, but flourishing. I encourage all of you to check them out and make a donation too. #styledwiththanksbytheyanks #itsallaboutthesash #gottalovemyfakenametag #royalascotathome #styleandshare #royalascot #ascotbestdressed2020 #ascotdressupfriday

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  7. Very dapper pair! I am pleased to focus on the hats, as Zara’s dress doesn’t appeal, but the saturated colour of the floral trim on her hat is gorgeous! Nice topper on Mike, too.

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