14/08/2014 12:44 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Dresses For Ladies' Day 2014: Perfect Styles For A Day At The Races

What better excuse is there to get all glammed up than Ladies' Day at the races? Yes, there's a definitive dress code - but the smarter and more sophisticated the style, the better.

If you're going to the races this season, you'll need the kind of outfit that will transport you from standard summery day-dress to totally dazzling before you can say champagne o'clock.

It's all about looking elegant in the most effortless way.

The style at Aintree's Grand National 2014 didn't disappoint (did you see the hats?) and with Royal Ascot in full swing we're all about Ladies' Day fashion right now.

HM the Queen, Princess Beatrice, Prince Eugenie and Prince Harry have already proved that they know how to do attire fit for Ascot's royal enclosure.

The question is, do you have your occasion wear sorted this season? The high street has a whole line up of looks that, when teamed with a classic stiletto and envelope clutch, make for the perfect Ladies' Day ensemble.

If you like floaty silhouettes, florals, colour blocking and fresh pretty-making palettes you'll love these...

Here's our edit of stunning styles to give you a little dress shopping inspiration.

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