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Royal ascot, to wear?

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holaguapa Fri 08-Apr-16 15:28:40

I went last year for the first time when 6 months pregnant. Great fun.

Hat, straps etc - yes I know the rules, the obvious stuff... Don't want to get it wrong... and I'm not pregnant this time grin

This dress - only seeing it online but really like it and it may forgive my curving post baby tummy. I'm tall and a size 10/12, is it appropriate / suitable?

MakingJudySmile Fri 08-Apr-16 15:30:49

You might be better off looking for a decent coat!!

MakingJudySmile Fri 08-Apr-16 15:31:41

Because it's cold and wet - not because that dress is horrible!!! It's very nice.

holaguapa Fri 08-Apr-16 15:33:59

Ha! smile actually I was afraid of someone saying "but it's ages away you muppet" - it is ages away (about 8 weeks/I don't get out much!) but I'm living in the sticks and sourcing hat / dress etc - it's easier to plan now!

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 08-Apr-16 15:35:06

That's a beautiful dress, I'm wondering what colour shoes, bag, hat I'd choose - something unusual I think, but a simple style.

holaguapa Fri 08-Apr-16 15:51:29

smile Thinking I'd stick with black for footwear and and hat? The model is lovely and pale - I wonder is the colour very hard to pull off though. I'm not great in white but it's quite off white so maybe ...

holaguapa Fri 08-Apr-16 15:52:25

Whatrodoforthebest -it's ascot appropriate would you say? THats what I'm a bit clueless about.

BigGreenOlives Fri 08-Apr-16 15:53:40

There's 25% off Anthropology with this week's Grazia, might as well order it & see whether it suits you.

holaguapa Fri 08-Apr-16 15:58:43

Oo! That's a sign surely grin

Off to buy grazia!

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 08-Apr-16 16:01:57

Yes, it's definitely Ascot appropriate. Black accessories will look lovely, or a black/ivory combination. I'd always wear tights with a dress like that, unlike the Aintree ladies - very pale, very sheer.

AngelsWithFilthySouls Fri 08-Apr-16 16:12:00

Watching with interest, going this year for the first time!

holaguapa Fri 08-Apr-16 16:29:07

Great! I'm getting excited now!

My latest first world problem is that I'm between sizes since the baby - can't decide do I order a 10 and hope for the best or the 12 which might be too big on the chest etc ...

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 08-Apr-16 16:37:19

God, I wish I had that dilemma! Don't know, buy both and send one back?? You're making me wish I was going now (haven't been for 6/7 years).

holaguapa Fri 08-Apr-16 16:45:38

Well, my stomach could be making a re-run of looking six months pregnant!

Just got grazia smile

Maybe it's time to go again?! grin

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 08-Apr-16 17:05:19

Hmm, I'll have a think about it. I remember being shocked last time at the number of drunken/high people lying around at the end of the day with their clothing awry. It's lovely getting all dressed up for it tho'. Very exciting.

holaguapa Fri 08-Apr-16 17:39:37

Yes yes I totally agree - last year I noticed people never looked as good as when they walk in, it's a process of dishevelling after that - hats tilting, sweating and sliding make-up, shoes in hand, drunken skunks... can you tell I was pregnant and sober!

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 08-Apr-16 17:59:37

Last time I went, I went with an ex-bf who was wearing a lovely cream linen suit, crisp shirt etc etc. Except that about an hour in he had a nosebleed and ended up with the St John's Ambulance for a hour and a half - his suit was wrecked and I was left standing on my own like a lemon not knowing where he was! I got some dodgy looks, I can tell you, standing there dolled up to the nines with a glass of bubbly in my hand but like Billy no-mates.blush

Dapplegrey1 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:03:37

My advice for anyone going racing is to avoid suede shoes. You will be walking on grass - mown grass,but grass nonetheless - and if the grass is even a bit damp it will ruin your shoes.

Helloandgoodbye Fri 08-Apr-16 18:18:26

I'm guessing that was what made him your 'ex' what!!!!!

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:27:47

No, I felt quite sorry for him that day. It was later I discovered what a numpty he was. Lucky escape.

Helloandgoodbye Fri 08-Apr-16 18:59:18

Sounds like a story is waiting to be told whats

whattodoforthebest2 Fri 08-Apr-16 19:22:47

smile I realised one morning when I came downstairs (in his house) to find him with a freshly brewed cuppa (just the one) and a bowl of cereal (just the one), watching the football coverage, that there was only one person in his life. Fortunately I hadn't wasted too much time on him.

Helloandgoodbye Sat 09-Apr-16 08:07:56

You had a lucky escape, any man who wears a cream suit would have been a no from me!

holaguapa Sat 09-Apr-16 14:15:26

Dress bought - 25% off helped - thanks to the poster who pointed that out!

Went for the 12, don't know what I was thinking, I wouldn't get near a 10. Delusions!

TSSDNCOP Sat 09-Apr-16 15:45:51

That is perfect for Ascot OP.

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