I love Royal Ascot! From the moment I saw Audrey Hepburn in a lace fishtail gown and oversized hat as Eliza Dolittle in my Fair Lady I was completely hooked. The glamour, the tradition, the pomp, as one of our most celebrated social events of the year, it’s no on wonder fashion editors across the globe wait with bated breath to see what the A - list and Royals finally choose to parade themselves in. Perhaps it’s the Royal seal of approval that heightens the drama in the fashion stakes, however standing out from the crowd can be somewhat of an achievement given the meetings strict dress code with many opting to show off their styling prowess in more elegant, vintage silhouettes. The Duchess of Cambridge is always a winner for me. From her lace Alexander McQueen dresses of previous years to this weeks powder blue Elie Saab and Philip Tracey ensemble, there’s always a nod to classic styles of past decades.
I have been lucky enough to attend the meeting for several years now and this year i’m collaborating with Closet London.
Famed for their go-to dress designs, gorgeous separates, tailored jackets and seasonal outerwear; the brand creates everything from their collection within their design house in London with a strong focus on ethical manufacturing.
At Closet London, we make contemporary womenswear that tells a story. We are loved for our elegant shapes and stunning prints, and our passionate team of designers and pattern-cutters design and make garments in London, just as they have for over 20 years.
We are inspired by the confident and feminine style of our Closet Woman. Busy lunch meetings, Thursday's date night, a close friend’s wedding; we know that she is always on the lookout for something which she can wear her way. Each of our collections tells a fresh and inspiring story and we offer a quirky, thoughtful experience that bring lots of personality to everything we do. Closet London is more than the dress you wear.
I have chosen three styles from their most recent collection to attend Ascot over the next few days which are available to shop now.
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This gorgeous dress with delicate and vibrant banana leaf pattern is part of the brands Gold line. Its full skirt, combined with pleasing cut make it luxurious, whilst its pockets keep it practical. Paired with your favourite heels, this elegant dress is perfect for any big occasion.
This green pencil dress will be an instant classic as it's suitable for work, brunch with friends, an evening occasion, and everything in between. Pair with a bright clutch and lip to really make a statement.
This draped A-line dress is ideal for any party. The watercolour print in the scuba material make it a surprisingly easy to wear piece.