17/06/2014 13:24 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Royal Ascot: Vintage Style From The Races

When it comes to race day fashion, there's no better place to find statement-making headgear than Royal Ascot. It also provides the finest display of summer occasion wear you'll ever see - no matter which decade the pictures were taken in.

If you thought last year's style was good, just take look at what the racegoers wore in previous eras. From the mini dresses and floppy fedoras in the Sixties to the power shoulders and pearl necklaces of the Eighties, the vintage fashion from Ascot is brilliant - and it's a good source of Ladies' Day outfit inspiration too.

Of course there's one lady who never fails to step a foot wrong with her racing style. For 60 years, the Queen has set the perfect example of elegant race day fashion in every colour way, from lavender to mint green.

Princess Diana always wowed with her Ascot wardrobe too and in more recent years, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice have been seen showing off smart ensembles during days out with their grandmother in the royal box.

Love the summer racing season? Take a trip down memory lane with our vintage fashion gallery above and see the best fashion from the races so far this year below:

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