14/08/2014 16:42 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

At The Races: Vintage Fashion From Ladies Day At Aintree And Royal Ascot

The summer racing season kicks off this month with Aintree's Grand National meeting on 3 April followed by the Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot in June.

As usual, we can expect to see big hats, statement Ladies' Day style and a lot of the royal family (Princess Beatrice and Eugenie can often be spotted hanging out with the Queen.)


However, for some of the best examples of racing fashion, it's worth looking to previous decades for style inspiration.

From Dior's 1960s 'Royal Ascot' cocktail dress to Princess Diana's colour block 1980s power suits, take a look below to see how the racegoers dressed way back when...