Beatrice at Ladies’ Day of Royal Ascot

Princess Beatrice chose a controversial look of light blue and black on Thursday, for Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot.

Princess Beatrice wore Amanda Wakeley Ladies Day at Royal Ascot. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

Beatrice’s dress came from Amanda Wakeley, the ‘Tilt China midi’ dress, in China blue and navy. It features capped sleeves, a midi-length hem which drops at the back, pleats to the front of the skirt and black panels at the shoulder and hips, also the colour of the inside of the skirt. The piece was £795, down to £556.50 on the site currently.

I like the piece on its own, but she has had sleeves added to this (seemingly neoprene-like fabric), or decided to wear a top underneath, which just looks odd. The weather was nice enough for the shorter sleeves, and there is no rule against short sleeves/sleeveless…

Her hat was Nerida Fraiman, costing £480. The black wide-brimmed piece turns up on the high brim, and features white lace flowers on the top and underside. I like the hat, but maybe not with the dress; where does the white come from?!

Her hair was in a fishtail plait, tied at the side with a bow; again, not a fan!

Beatrice’s shoes were Nicholas Kirkwood, a pair that has been shared between the two sisters a number of times. The pointed toe features a white tip with think black stripes (perhaps the snakeskin part of the name) and a band of material.

Finally, her bag was Chanel, one of the label’s fold over evening bags. Unusually it is not a quilted piece, one of the standout features of their bags. The lock sits between the C’s of the logo, and it has a small chain strap. The material looks satin-like in these images.

Overall, a mixed look for Beatrice. What did you think?

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