London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019: How to Rock It for Racing – Royal Ascot Style

There were some beautiful dresses at LFW, that would be perfect for the big racing festivals in 2019. Check our our top picks – we’d love to see you Rock them at Royal Ascot!

Paul Costelloe

Titled ‘Joy’, the collection is an exuberant array of rainbow colours in silk blends from Lyons and Como, Irish crisp linens and rich Italian jacquards.

For Royal Ascot, team this smooth silky blue dress with the textured jacquard jacket. Complete the look with a structured statement hat – Merve Bayindir’s SS19 Quirky beret adorned with small metallic squares.

Photo Credit: Trace Publicity.

http://www.paulcostelloe.com/

https://mervebayindir.com/

Starsica

The collection was inspired by the current realities of life learned through a variety of different experiences. So let one of those experiences be a day at the races; whether it is the classic Pretty in Pink look with William Chambers’ pale pink Crin Midi Sweep or the avant garde Gorgeous in Green style softened with Stephen Jones’ teardrop percher.

Photo credit for Starsica: Fashion Scout.

http://starsica.com

http://williamchambersmillinery.com/hats

http://www.stephenjonesmillinery.com/

Ashley Isham

Blooming lovely dresses making a bold floral statement. Just remember to swap the visor for a stunning hat. These dresses will blossom into a beautiful Royal Ascot outfit when worn with a statement hat adorned with flowers – Merve Bayindir SS19 sculptural Purple Dahlia.

Photographer for Ashley Isham: Simon Armstrong.

https://mervebayindir.com/

Malan Breton

Inspired by the Ziegfeld Follies, Malan Breton highlights the glamour of traditional showbiz.

Top the glamorous brocade trouser suit with Stephen Jones’ floral beret and if you really want to stand out from the crowd – Malan’s cloak and hat ensemble is not for the faint hearted!

Photographer: Simon Armstrong.

https://www.malanbreton.com/

http://www.stephenjonesmillinery.com/

Three Fifty-Nine

Titled ‘Perfection is Overrated’, this contemporary fashion brand has collaborated with graphic artist Hani Mahfouz for its floral doodle style print. The collection is feminine and has an airy feel.

Hold on to that dreamy look with William Chambers’ whimsical ostrich feather hat or mirror those circular doodles on the spotty dress with his haphazard circular wired netted beret.

Sponsored by DDFC (Dubai Design & Fashion Council) and FAD (Institute of Luxury, Fashion & Style) Dubai, this was the brand’s very first international show.

Photographer for Three Fifty-Nine: Simon Armstrong.

https://threefiftynine.co/

http://williamchambersmillinery.com/hats

Edeline Lee

Ruching and ruffles are used to delineate structure and to soften Lee’s precise, tailored collection. From tiny, pin-hemmed, and scrunched ruffles, to voluptuous, doubled and rolled flounces, all bring a playful side to the simple cut of the silhouettes.

You could tone down the ruffles with a structured simple hat for a chic look or go flamboyant with a statement hat – after all this is for Royal Ascot. Go for gold with Stephen Jones’ golden lotus flower (check the diameter of the base on this for the Royal Enclosure though) or be peachy with Merve Bayindir’s The Rose.

Photographer for Edeline Lee: Benjamin Tietge.

https://edelinelee.com/

http://www.stephenjonesmillinery.com/

https://mervebayindir.com/

For more ideas on how to make on trend fashions, products and designers work for your day out at the races, search #RockItForRacing

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.

You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com

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