Royal Ascot 2020 At Home: Day 5

We’ve done it, everyone- we’ve survived a spectator-barred Ryal Ascot! Thanks to Ascot Racecourse and The British Millinery Guild’s joint #StyledWithThanks campaign, we have enjoyed wonderful hats worn at home and watched the campaign’s Millinery Auction raise £50,00 and counting.

We end today with a cheeky parade of hatted looks from this year’s races that might seem familiar. Thanks to Milliners Guild for inspiring these looks! What Ascot hats at home stood out to you today on the final day of the races?

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Final day of #royalascot *BUT* our #millinersguildchallenge Dressing Royal for Ascot Challenge continues through the end of June!!!!! 👑🏇 Today we spot #ladyhelentaylor and her mini me, (daughter of member @liftedmillinery) taking in the races in her usual bold style. 🕶 Have a look to share!? Tag us so we can highlight your royally inspired ensemble. Full challenge details available via the link in our bio!⬆️ #dressingroyal _______________________________ Lady Helen Taylor's Millinery - Unknown Dress - #barbaracasasola #millinery #hats #minifashionista #ministyle #royalascot #royalty #ascot #styleiseternal #advancedstyle #styledwiththanks #colorblock #styleblogger #styleicon #fashionista #royalstyle #styleinspiration

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Waving from the balcony today are royal sisters-in-law, #katemiddleton and #meghanmarkle. Member @jenniferhoertz created these tributes to their royally famous ensembles for our #millinersguildchallenge, aren't they grand? Fit for any duchess. 👸 Join our Dressing Royal for Ascot Challenge by creating your own royal outfit tribute, details via the link in our bio!🌟 #dressingroyal ______________________________ Original millinery for Kate Middleton by @jtmillinery Original millinery for Meghan Markle by @stephenjonesmillinery *Milliners Guild USA does not endorse the duplication of another artist's work for profit. Please remember to respect the original designer's intellectual property* #millinery #millinerycouture #replikate #ascot #horseracing #queen #fascinator #cocktailhat #fashionhat #fashionlover #royalty #racingfashion #dresstoimpress #royalwave

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On the opening day of #royalascot we spot The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret leading the royal procession, or is it member @simplylauramillinery!? She would certainly deserve a carriage ride after her attention to detail with her #princessmargaret inspired look for our #millinersguildchallenge! 🌟 Join in the fun this week by participating in our Dressing Royal for Ascot Challenge. We will feature as many participants as possible on our page! See the link in our bio for details.⬆️ #dressingroyal _______________________________ #replikate #ascot #queenmum #queenmother #royalprocession #carriage #windsor #daisy #retrofashion #vintageinspired #vintagefashion #fashionicon #pompandcircumstance #millinery #hats #instachallenge #royalfamily #1960s

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Ascot Hats: Zara Tindall

We wrap up Ascot week with the final of five looks back at royals and their past Ascot hats. Since we opened this week with Zara Tindall, it feels fitting that we end with her as well. Here are all the hats she has worn to the races over the years:

1989 and 2001: 

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Cream straw with white ribbon hatband and side posy; Boxy lilac lace brimmed hat with layered lace applique trim

2002:  

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Purple silk Stetson-shaped percher with feather and net veil on June 18 and a grey straw tall-crowned hat with bow and white feathers on June 20, both by Tara O’Callaghan

2003:

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Black straw disk-base percher with red quills and large ivory silk lily on June 17;
Black straw stovepipe hat with wide white hatband and bow on June 19

2007 and 2008:

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Both from Philip Treacy, a wide brimmed sidesweep in leopard printed straw with flying bow in 2007;
Ecru textured straw  vertical saucer with roses and feather spray in 2008

2014:

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Large ivory straw Philip Treacy saucer with jinsin twists

2015:

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Straw beret perchers by Rosie Olivia, grey with yellow flowers on June 16 and navy with crin waves on June 19

2016, 2017 and 2018: 

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Vitrant blue straw teardrop percher with looping bow and yellow curling quills by Rosie Olivia;
White straw percher with blue and aqua ombre sinamay bow by Sarah Cant
Pink straw teardrop percher with ruffle, curled quill and silk flower by Juliette Botterill

2019:  
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A pair of blue straw saucer perchers from Juliette Botterill, vertical pale blue with roses and veil June 18 and deep teal with ruffle and a navy quill on June 20
2020:  

Navy straw beret percher with royal blue silk flower spray by Juliette Botterill on June 16
 Zara is often credited with having one of the bolder royal millinery styles yet, interestingly,  this retrospective shows a signature style she has settled into during past past five years. It’s a great one, for certain, but it’s less experimental than somehow I thought it might be.

Which of Zara’s Ascot hats stand out to you most?

For another retrospective of Royal Ascot hats, jump over to this previously published post featuring the Countess of Wessex.

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Royal Ascot 2020 At Home: Day 4

We continue today with the fourth day of racing at Ascot Racecourse. While we won’t be seeing any new hats on the queen, to get today’s discussion started we have one of her go-to milliners, Rachel Trevor Morgan, in two beautiful saucer hat designs. I’ll take both, please!

What Ascot hats at home stood out to you today?

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Ascot Hats: Peter Phillips

While the colourful ladies’ hats at Ascot get most attention, the event just wouldn’t be the same if men did not wear top hats. Reader (and Royal Hats’ revered expert on top hats) Chicago Chuck noticed Peter Philips in a silk topper years ago that no longer seems to be worn and suggested a retrospective on his hats to investigate further. Today, therefore, we look at all of the top hats Peter has worn to Royal Ascot:

1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002:

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Grey felt top hat with black hatband and unique pink-tinged brim binding

2007 and 2008:  

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Antique (notice the wear on the brim) black silk top hat

2012:  

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Different taupey-grey with black hatband and less curved brim with much narrower brim binding

2013 and 2014

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Black felt hat with taller, slightly fluted crown, curved brim bound in wider brim binding and black ribbon hatband

2015 and 2017: 

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The same black felt hat 

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The same black felt hat 
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The same black felt hat 
Since 2013, Peter has worn the same black top hat (note the grosgrain pattern on the hatband and the distinct brim shape with wider binding). I’m now curious about the whereabouts of the 2012 grey hat….
What do you notice in Peter’s evolution of Ascot looks?

For another retrospective of Royal Ascot hats, jump over to this previously published post featuring Princess Eugenie

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Royal Ascot 2020 At Home: Day 3

It’s Ladies’ Day!  While it rained at Ascot Racecourse today, the spirits of hat-wearing Royal Ascot spectators at home is not dampened and I anticipate lots of lovely looks for us to admire today!

Jump over to the #styledathome ascot hat auction fundraiser – below are some of the milliners who have contributed hats for this campaign, along with founding members of the British Hat Guild, all wearing their own creations. What Ascot hats at home stood out to you today?

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A group of @britishhatguild founder members celebrate Day 3 of #RoyalAscot, colloquially known as Ladies Day, by joining together and putting their best hat forward. Today would normally be a day to spot the best millinery of the week and we’re looking forward to see what outfits people put together for #styledwiththanks #ascotathome 🌈 Some of the hats worn by BHG members are available to buy through the auction link in our bio. We’re raising funds for 4 frontline charities so please give generously. Auction ends Sunday ❤️ @nhscharitiestogether @national_emergencies_trust_ @thecareworkerscharity @berkshirecommunityfoundation Join in the fun and take a selfie with the flower wall filter, available on @ascotracecourse IG account 🌈

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