Amanda Holden leads the charge on opening day of Royal Ascot
The sun peeked out on day one of Royal Ascot, which this year marks its 301st anniversary. A bevy of British beauties frocked up to take their prime position at the Berkshire race course for a day of horse racing, fashion and fun. Leading the style stakes on opening day was Amanda Holden who looked lovely in a cream and floral print ensemble. Her ladylike outfit scores two thumbs up from me for being both appropriate for Ascot and just downright adorable. The Britain's Got Talent judge wore a cream-coloured Azagury dress with featured a giant bow at her hip, and a voluminous skirt in a delicate floral print. She teamed her dress with a chic cream DeDe Valentine hat, a pair of nude heels, and matching handbag.
Other famous faces to attend day one of Ascot included Danielle Lineker in a very chic black-and-white outfit. The wife of Gary Lineker chanelled a 1940s screen siren in her monochrome dress which hugged her figure and kicked out at the bottom. She teamed her look with a black veil fascinator, black Chanel clutch and a pair of towering black Christian Louboutin heels.
Of course there was the obligatory wacky creations and royal family appearance, only minus the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Instead it was the Queen, Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Eugenie who drew straws for opening day.
Meanwhile The Only Way is Essex starlet, Lydia Bright, also caught my attention in a red three-quarter sleeve dress by Hybrid. She matched her frock with a beautiful red headpiece by Beth Hirst which also included touches of blue and white. "It's my first time at Ascot so I'm very excited. We're in an amazing box. I'm going to be putting some money on but I've not got a clue about gambling - I'm going to tell my mum to stop me at £200," she told the Press Association.
I am happy to see Ascot's strict dress code of no strapless, off-the-shoulder, halter-neck or spaghetti-strap dresses, being adhered to. Yes I am looking at all you TOWIE ladies out there.