Judging the Hat-tastic Royal Ascot 2010

So I was going to write on something DC related, I really was. However, as I was checking gofugyourself.com, my go-to blog for judging celebrity outfits, I happened upon the AMAZINGNESS that was the Royal Ascot.   

The Royal Ascot is a horse race. It occurred this past weekend. But no readers, it is not just any horse race, it is THE snootiest of snooty horse races. Yes, of course it’s British. The Queen was in attendance, the photos show absolutely no minorities, and the dress code for the invite-only “Royal Enclosure” area is as follows:   

Her Majesty’s Representative wishes to point out that only formal day dress with a hat or substantial fascinator will be acceptable. Off the shoulder, halter neck, spaghetti straps and dresses with a strap of less than one inch and miniskirts are considered unsuitable. Gentlemen are required to wear either black or grey morning dress, including a waistcoat, with a top hat.    

A goddamn top hat. You couldn’t MAKE this up. Oh? And what is a substantial fascinator you ask? Not sure, but I am assuming it is something like THIS:   

1) Life is like a box of HAT


 YES, that was worn. Along with these 7 others to be judged for the title of Grand Hat Supreme. And they are….   



2) The 5th Ele-HAT 3) When Allergies Hat-tack! 4) Cap’n Jack Sparkley Swan  


5) The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Mari-HAT  6)  Guten Tag, Frau Blücher! (Young Frankenstein, anyone?) 7) The coolest cat around   

8) Gooaalllllll!

 (click on images to enlarge them. Better judging)

 As a matter of public record, the first 7 hats were considered high fashion, while the last? An abomination. And yes, I ran out of HAT puns. DEAL.  

So DC? Gold, silver, bronze? And more importantly, who is coming with SPY to Royal Ascot 2011? You know you want to wear a hat made out of easter peeps.  


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(UPDATE: Frau doesn’t enlarge for some reason. Apologies. AND if you want more Royal Ascot hats, here are the Huffington Post and the Telegraph galleries)  


3 thoughts on “Judging the Hat-tastic Royal Ascot 2010

  1. FUNNY you should say that. Ironcityspy vetoed it as a caption. But “can I get a hat trick?” was considered.

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