And they picked the perfect day to do so! Thursday is “Ladies Day,” an annual highlight for women’s fashion in Britain and also when the Gold Cup is handed out.
Eugenie, 28, and Beatrice, 29, granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth, coordinated in black-and-white dresses and hats. The subtle details of Beatrice’s dress and hat, by Jonathan Simkai and Sally-Ann Provan respectively, set her apart. Her skirt’s black, triangular strip gave it a more modern flair while her hat’s peekaboo flower added an element of fun.
Eugenie’s cutout boater hat, also by Provan, revealed the top of her head and allowed her hair to blow through, a flowing contrast to its architectural flowers. The midi-skirt of her floral dress by Erdem was balanced with victorian sleeves for flirty but conservative look.
This Ladies Day, many racegoers made attention-seeking choices involving feathers and pants, a response to this year’s somewhat more relaxed dress code.