18 June 2014

Royal Ascot, Day Two

The Queen honored Ascot Races with her presence today.
The second day of Ascot brings us a second outing for the floral brooch debuted in France earlier this month. I'm loving Her Maj's outfit today - she usually has a floral dress on under her coats, but we don't often get to see it showcased like this, and it's a really fresh look for her.

The Queen was my best dressed overall for the day, but the rest of the crowd wasn't slacking off either. Some links for your examination:
Daily Mail

 And now, my highlights:

Best in Earrings
The Duchess of Cornwall
Ooooooooooooh. That's two, count 'em, TWO appearances of my beloved pink topaz choker in one week! And this one is even better than the Trooping appearance, because Camilla's worn the matching earrings too, something she usually saves for evening. They're hard to see (Camilla is the absolute worst royal offender when it comes to hair obscuring earring bling, the absolute worst I tell you), but the British Monarchy Flickr has the best look.

Best in Brooch
The Countess of Wessex
I've never understood why Sophie doesn't stick these diamond clips (they're from the Queen Mother, and it's a set of two placed together here) on every single outfit she owns - I mean, that's what I'd do - but I'll take any appearance I can get.

Highest Vintage Potential
The Princess Royal
This is one of those Anne outfits where you just sit back and wait for someone to dig up a picture of her wearing the same thing back in 1983. (Updated: 5 years off! She wore it in 1988, with thanks to JamesB in the comments.) Actually, despite some bunching up, it suits her fairly well.

Most Improved
Princess Haya
Improving on yesterday's converted eveningwear, Haya's sporting Van Gogh's sunflowers today, customized from the recent Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda collection. It's awfully literal, sticking a painting on a dress, but I do love the way she carries the color changes through to her hat and shoes.

Photos:Stuart C. Wilson, Chris Jackson, Kirstin Sinclair, and Alan Crowhurst all for Getty Images