It may not rate as highly as Ascot on the fashion stakes, but Goodwood is as glorious for style as it is for racing. Here are some of the best dresses and most outrageous hats seen around the racecourse.
Towering, bold headpieces were all the rage among racegoers.
In particular, feathers were a popular choice this year.
Combinations of pale blue and white were popular on Friday as ladies got ready to contest the Best Dressed Lady Competition, open to racegoers wearing outfits in the signature hues of sponsor L’Ormarins.
A winning dress
Clad in a stylish white and blue dress and sporting a sculptural hat, Rachel Hawkins was crowned Best Dressed Lady on day four of Glorious Goodwood. She won a trip for two to the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate in South Africa.
Not everyone bowed to the white and blue trend: model and Mission Survive winner Vogue Williams, pictured here with Lisa Tan, chose a soft, pastel yellow dress, paired with silver sandals and statement headwear.
Thursday — Ladies’ Day at Goodwood — saw a wider range of colours at the racecourse. The winner of last year’s Best Dressed Lady title, Charly Elmy-Britton, owner of Petworth’s Sloanes Boutique, caught every eye with an emerald dress and caramel floral hat.
Princess Eugenie wore a chic white dress and elegant Nerida Fraiman hat on Ladies Day at Glorious Goodwood.
Pretty in purple
Fitness presenter Jenny Pacey chose a purple floral dress paired with a stunning hat.
From horsepower to horses
Formula One reporter Natalie Pinkham was stunning on Ladies’ Day with a pale blue dress and a daring headpiece.
Flamboyant outfits were also spotted on the racetrack. From model and showjumper Leonora Smee to milliner Emily Baxendale of Emily London, an extraordinary line-up of ladies, all clad in glamorous silks created by leading fashion designers, contested the Magnolia Cup, a charity ladies’ race in aid of Amref.