Off to the races: What to wear to Royal Ascot

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The sun is out, which can only mean one thing - the season of stylish high-society events is upon us.

If you have a day at the races plotted into your calendar this June, read our guide to the do's and don'ts of dressing for Royal Ascot then browse our guide of dreamy dresses, fabulous fascinators, perky purses and sleek shoes that are sure to see you through the day in one piece - assuming you know how to walk on the grass, that is...

 The outfit

Ted Baker Floray Dress, £189; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells, Brent Cross and Canterbury

Coast Surana Dress, £159; Available at Fenwick WindsorBrent Cross and Newcastle

Ted Baker Jenelle Dress, £299; Available at Fenwick Canterbury and Brent Cross

Joseph Murphy Dress, £345; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge WellsCanterbury and Newcastle

Coast Ishani Dress, £95; Available at Fenwick WindsorBrent Cross and Newcastle

Joseph June Dress, £325; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury

Ted Baker Eiraa Jacket, £229, and Trousers, £129; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge WellsBrent Cross and Canterbury

L.K. Bennett Prula Dress, £395; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

Ted Baker Arienne Dress, £169; Available at Fenwick Canterbury and Brent Cross

L.K. Bennett Ianna Dress, £325; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

French Connection Freddy Skirt, £90; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Brent Cross

L.K. Bennett Georgia Dress, £425; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

Luisa Cerano Dress, £275; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells, Colchester and Newcastle

L.K. Bennett Liandra Dress, £350; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

L.K. Bennett Una Dres, £195; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

Phase Eight Camille Dress, £169; Available at Fenwick YorkNewcastleBrent CrossColchester and Canterbury

Jaeger Skirt, £175; Available at Fenwick York and Brent Cross

L.K. Bennett Claudine Dress, £295; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

Joseph Phoebe Dress, £395; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury

Phase Eight Juno Jacket, £120; Available at Fenwick YorkNewcastleBrent Cross and Canterbury

The headpiece

Hostie Hats Badminton Fascinator, £179; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross

Failsworth Hat, £99; Available at Fenwick Canterbury

Failsworth Hat, £79; Available at Fenwick Canterbury

Max & Ellie Hat, £79; Available at Fenwick Canterbury

The accessories

Coach Crosstown Bag, £235; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and Brent Cross

MaxMara Weekend Arsenio Necklace, £105; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells

L.K. Bennett Flora Purse, £225; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

Phase Eight Emma Earrings, £19; Available at Fenwick YorkBrent Cross and Canterbury

L.K. Bennett Nina Champagne Clutch, £225; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

Bella Ballou 100% Cashmere Scarf, £99; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells

Michael Kors Ava Crossbody, £155; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and Brent Cross

Links of London Aurora Rose Gold & Silver Necklace, £195; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Brent Cross

L.K. Bennett Laura Marshmallow Purse, £195; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

Phase Eight Crystal Earrings, £19; Available at Fenwick YorkBrent Cross and Canterbury

Phase Eight Millie Satin Clutch, £55; Available at Fenwick YorkBrent Cross and Canterbury

MaxMara Weekend Samba Necklace, £85; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells

Coach Crosstown in Chalk, £195; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and Brent Cross

Georgiana Scott Pearl Necklace. £235; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and Brent Cross

The shoes

Nine West Baebee, £120; Available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and Brent Cross

L.K. Bennett Fauna, £210; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

Phase Eight Milly Satin Peep Toe Shoes, £99; Available at Fenwick YorkBrent Cross and Canterbury

L.K. Bennett Fern, £195; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

L.K. Bennett Florine, £175; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

L.K. Bennett Fauna in Champagne, £225; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

L.K. Bennett Floret, £175; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

L.K. Bennett Fauna in Black, £210; Available at Fenwick ColchesterCanterbury and Newcastle

L.K. Bennett Fern, £195; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

L.K. Bennett Florrie, £185; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

L.K. Bennett Florine, £165; Available at Fenwick Colchester and Canterbury

By Alison Millington