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STAR STYLE: How they’re working those figure-flattering looks at Ascot

Posted on: June 21, 2012

You have to admit that Ascot has come a ‘long way’ since the sartorial elegance of Audrey Hepburn in ‘My Fair Lady’. Hats shaped liked oversized postage stamps, high (literally) teas perched upon saucer shaped headpieces, and even a full English breakfast. Well that’s one way of continuing the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. But without the frothy and the flamboyant, the mad and the pure crazy Ascot simply wouldn’t be Ascot. Ditto the Queen. And the masses of ultra stylish fillies.

In fact it’s hats off to the Queen who stepped out in style in this on trend pastel pink ensemble and an ultra fashionable peplum detail cuff on her coat sleeves. Could this be a nod to one of spring/summer’s most in demand dresses by Roksanda Ilincic (below)? Who knows! In my excitement I might be reading too much into it, but it’s fabulous. It’s a simple and chic detail that gives an easy update to the flattering tailored coat and dress combination the Queen has favoured so far this week at Ascot.

I like the stylish spin Florence Brudenell-Bruce has given to this soft A-line dress from Missoni. Ladies tend to go for a single toned dress when it comes to Ascot fashion so it’s great to see how she’s worked a print. A nipped-in-at-the-waist neutral jacket works a dream and it’s expertly picked up in the two-tone heels. It’s really is  ‘many many seasons ago’ (sort of Dynasty days) to go matchy-matchy with your accessories, and a navy blue headpiece from one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite milliners Jane Taylor is an inspired touch. I really do like the fact that the slight peplum detail in the jacket mirrors the soft A-line of the skirt and this gives a great sense of shape and balance. Natalie x

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