The good, bad and the frightening - our frock roundup from the world's most famous race meet.

Royal Ascot got underway this week with race-goers flocking to the Berkshire town decked out in their finest for the annual event.

Though the style code for the event is now fairly strict (don't come anywhere near the racecourse with belly buttons or bare shoulders on show) that hasn't stopped some guests making their own interpretations of the rules.

Headwear is the accessory of choice for the more exuberant of dressers to showcase their personal style with oversized and rainbow coloured hats present in abundance.


For the Royal family there was nothing understated about the Queen's debut outfit which came in a cheerful shade of bold pink.

Fellow well-heeled guests in attendance at the opening of the race meet included an extended contingent of Royals including - Princess Beatrice, Zara Philips, Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cornwall and Sophie Wessex.

Ladies' Day was a white wash with many of the event's best dressed attendees opting to wear white including Princess Beatrice, Eleanor Tomlinson and Samantha Barks.