After watching the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, it was time to turn our eyes to England for even more glamorous horse racing. Royal Ascot, which began on June 19 and continued through June 23, is one of the biggest social events of the year. Along with five days of fine thoroughbreds come five days of exquisite fashion.
Good Morning Great Britain personality Charlotte Hawkins was at the forefront of the fashionable Royal Ascot crowd this year. Even when not in the broadcasting studio, the ITV presenter stills stun. We took a look at Charlotte’s gorgeous Ascot hats day by day…
On Day One of Royal Ascot, Hawkins arrived in a sea green short cowl neck dress. Adding contrast to the look, she paired the dress with a navy hat by milliner Edwina Ibbotson. The navy hat featured veiling and curled quills.
The following day, Hawkins arrived in another stunning outfit. Opting for a different color scheme, the television host wore a magenta dress with an oversized pussycat bow. The bright dress was toned down by a white cocktail hat from Awon Golding’s SS18 Collection. The piece rested above her forehead and featured two pink and black feathers and a crinoline bow. Charlotte is pictured here sharing a toast with co-presenter Piers Morgan, who also looked rather dapper in his gray top hat.
For Gold Cup Day, the unofficial Ladies Day of Royal Ascot, Hawkins wore a cream and gray Self-Portrait dress with geometric designs and a matching sinamay hat by Cara Meehan.
On Day Four, Hawkins wore a burgundy Nadine Merabi ‘Jasmine’ jumpsuit paired with a bespoke version of the Pom Pom style from Laylaleigh Millinery’s SS18 Collection. Jumpsuits have only been allowed in the Royal Enclosure since 2017, so this is relatively new fashion territory for the Royal race meeting.
On the final day of Royal Ascot 2018, Hawkins opted for a v-neck dress from Suzannah and another hat by London milliner Edwina Ibbotson, showing once again that she has truly mastered the fine art of Royal Ascot fashion and is the perfect British racing style ambassador.
About the Author
Maggie Kreienberg is a contributing editor at BRIDES Magazine and is currently based in New York City. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in public relations in 2019.
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