Ideas please for a hat and shoes to go with a dress

(8 Posts)
Ohtobeskiing Fri 08-Apr-16 10:40:07

Ok so Dh and I have been invited to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot this year (private box I think rather than one of the enclosures). I have this dress which I wore to a wedding a few weeks ago but I don't have a hat. I am fairly short (5'3") so don't want anything huge. I don't really do hats so if anyone has any good suggestions I will be eternally grateful!

MrsLettuce Fri 08-Apr-16 11:24:06

the plum or the navy?

Allalonenow Fri 08-Apr-16 11:42:33

Do you have long or short hair?

Twinklestein Fri 08-Apr-16 12:46:44

Pill box?

Ohtobeskiing Fri 08-Apr-16 12:57:43

I have chin length hair and it is the plum coloured dress.

kittentits Fri 08-Apr-16 12:59:13

That's a gorgeous dress! I like the idea of a pillbox hat.

Allalonenow Fri 08-Apr-16 13:35:55

It's a lovely dress.
I'd go for a silver grey or champagne coloured hat, as you probably will not be able to match the dress colour.

I think you need a little width to contrast with the narrow shape of the frock, so something like the Hobbs "Clare" in silver grey at £59.
Or from John Lewis the "Erin" oval disc in champagne £50
also JL the "Brooke" disc in champagne £99
Debenhams have got a huge selection and a sale on ATM, I love the J by Jasper Conran collection and the dipped crown saucer in grey reduced to £31:50 would be lovely.

I would avoid flowers, floppy brims, and keep to quite simple stylish shapes to let the dress be the focus.

Ohtobeskiing Fri 08-Apr-16 13:39:58

Thank you allalone I was thinking of silver grey but wasn't sure if it would be summery enough. Your suggestions are really helpful - thanks!

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