Best in Last Minute Saves
The Countess of Wessex
In which we say: thank heavens for the hat, or else the rest would’ve put us to sleep.
Best in Post-Makeover Eliza
Erdem’s becoming a full-fledged royal trend: Lady Helen Taylor opted for the designer back at William and Kate’s wedding and again for this year’s Jubilee service, Kate’s sported Erdem a few times, and now Bea’s made her third Erdem-clad appearance in a month! I like it only because it’s sort of a patriotic version of My Fair Lady’s take on Ascot, and I haven’t made a single MFL reference in two whole days of racing. (Just you wait for the rest of this post, just you wait.)
Worst in Pre-Makeover Eliza
The Princess Royal
Here’s a disagreeable surprise: another 2011 royal wedding repeat for Anne today, this time her outfit from William and Kate's nuptials which one year later is still a batty pre-makeover Eliza number. Clearly she's picked the most cutting edge hat out of her closet and is daring you to continue your sniggering.
Worst in Meh
Honestly, not even the crumpled piece of laundry north of her ears or the fierceness happening south of her ankles can get me to muster up any sort of remarks for this outfit. It’s the fit that’s done her in; it makes me too sad. She's so lovely! Enough with the business that doesn't do her justice.
Best in Ladies’ Day Crazy
Best in Regular Crazy
Princess Michaelthe Black and White Ascot.
Who do you say is the fairest on Ladies’ Day?
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