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Which Headpiece Should You Be Wearing To The Races?

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Which Headpiece Should You Be Wearing To The Races?

With The Royal Ascot just around the corner, it's time to begin your search for the perfect fascinator. Your race day headpiece is undoubtedly a huge part of your outfit and important one too!

For most people wearing a headpiece is a once a year occasion so what better way to stand out then by renting your race day hat, it's better for the planet and your wallet.

Scroll to discover the different styles of hats you should be wearing this year.

The Full Hat

Rent: The Gucci Hat, The Jacques Vert Hat & The Lack of Colour Hat

The Full Hat is a timeless accessory when it comes to Ascot dressing, and a respected one too. It's suggested when attending the Royal Enclosure to wear a full hat rather than a fascinator, as the guidelines state: “Hats should be worn, however a headpiece which has a solid base of four inches or more is acceptable.”

The Fascinator

Rent: The Karen Millen Fascinator, The Coast Fascinator, The John Lewis Fascinator

The Fascinator is a classic headpiece and a popular choice for many of the race day's throughout the year. A fascinator is the perfect way to add a pop of colour to your Ascot look without taking too much attention away from your outfit.

The Pillbox

Rent: The Whitley Hat, The Ruby Bose Hat, The Gemma Sangwine Millinery Hat

Although a less common headpiece, The Pillbox is a chic choice to be paired with your race day outfit. These hats are best paired with long and elegant dresses due to their subtle silhouette.

The Hatinator

Rent: The Hobbs Hatinator, The Coast Hatinator, The Hobbs Hatinator

Another Ascot favourite, The Hatinator is the perfect cross between The Full Hat and The Fascinator. If you are looking for a more versatile piece then this is the choice for you, The Hatinator pairs well with various styles and length dresses.

Rent: Temperley London Dress & Zimmermann Dress
Rent: Zimmermann Dress & Self-Portrait Dress
Rent: De La Vali Dress & Beulah Dress

Head to the app to find the ultimate race day look.