In Pictures: Racegoers turn on the style for Royal Ascot fashion stakes

By Press Association Reporters

Royal Ascot is as much a social occasion as a sporting event, and racegoers take the opportunity to turn on the style, from chic hats and summer dresses to sharp suits.

Chase Spranklin, 10, from Florida, brings some American pizzazz to day one of Royal Ascot (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Model Jodie Kidd at the Sovereign Gate of Ascot Racecourse (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Racegoer Michael Bromley plays it cool (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Edite Ligere, from London, follows the adage ‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’ (Adam Davy/PA)
Some last-minute adjustments (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Lady in red Chelsey Baker (Adam Davy/PA)
‘I’m putting on my top hat…’ (Adam Davy/PA)
Flora MacDonald Johnston takes her inspiration from a parasol on a tropical beach (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Girl band the Tootsie Rollers are a symphony in yellow (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Rebecca Johnson’s hat is an early winner (Adam Davy/PA)
Two-year-old Luigi is a leader in the cuteness stakes (Mike Egerton/PA)
TV’s Kate Silverton (left) and Charlotte Hawkins (Mike Egerton/PA)