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Royal Ascot 2011 and Ascot through the decades.

 I absolutely love Royal Ascot and I've spent the last few days ogling the outfits being worn. I'm determined to go to Ascot at least once it's such a fantastic opportunity to get dressed up and decked out in a hat, my Nan and my Auntie went once (I'll have a dig round see if I can find some photo's of them.)
This years royal ascot didn't disappoint, it show cased the wonderful, the weird and the wacky to say the least but however the lady's (and some men) were dressed it sure looks a fabulous day out, my only downside was I didn't get see the coverage of lady's day on the t.v. By the way I've included some lovely images of Ascot from 1910-1990 for most of them it's very easy to see which decade they come from even if you only know a little about fashion history as they adhere to the particular decades perfectly but for those of you are not sure I've included the year.

        And not forgetting the men........

              Ascot through the decades.......









                                                                  Thanks for looking x x


  1. Those are some pretty awesome hats!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. Oh wow that orange hat up there looks like it might be a lot to manage!

  3. Wow! All these images are a real holiday for my eyes !!!!!


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