Royal Ascot Style

This week I played dress up over at @theladysmaid to celebrate the return of the highlight of the summer season – Royal Ascot, and in support of some of my favourite British brands. Thanks to all the milliners and brands who loaned me their pieces for the feature. If you spotted something you liked for your next fancy event, browse through below to shop the look. After the last year of zero events, small occasionwear British brands are very much in need of our support!

  1. Rainbow Headband – Sarah Cant
  2. Short sleeved silk dress – The Fold
  3. Long sleeved dress – Rixo – available to rent at By Rotation
  4. Bag – Lalage

I love this retro style headband trimmed with rainbow ribbons by Sarah Cant Millinery. Sarah Cant’s hats are a great option if you want something more striking and original as the crowning glory for your raceday or summer wedding look. I’ve paired it with 2 dress options here – firstly the Tivoli silk dress from The Fold. I love the cut and fit of The Fold dresses. The Tivoli has a really elegant draped neckline and the multicoloured confetti painterly print is fun without being too loud. The second dress is by Rixo and available to rent at By Rotation. Renting dresses is becoming really popular these days as a way of being more sustainable when dressing for events and enabling you to wear designer dresses at a fraction of the retail price.

  1. Headband – Juliette Botterill
  2. Coat – Katherine Hooker
  3. Dress – Katherine Hooker

Juliette Botterill’s headbands and hats are so elegant, I love the entire collection. She’s a top choice if you want a refined and regal look. I recently chose this pretty mint green headband for a wedding outfit I styled for a lady in France – for her I matched it with a green Beulah dress; here I’ve paired it with a sage green silk coat with beaded waistband from Kathering Hooker worn over a matching appropriately named ‘Ascot’ dress. This ‘Buxton’ dress coat is also available in blue and cream– both with great reductions in their current sale. They are really high quality dress coats for formal occasions, expertly made in their London workshop from the finest fabrics. A great Mother of the Bride or Groom look for summer weddings.

The designer Katherine Hooker says: “My aim is that your piece is the best item of clothing that your granddaughter and great granddaughter will find in your attic – it still looks and feels fantastic. That is the definition of a classic – it goes on forever.”

  1. Hat – Camilla Rose Millinery
  2. Dress – Saloni at Mojo & McCoy
  3. Bag – Lalage
  4. Shoes – L.K. Bennett

I stepped out of my colour block comfort zone with this fun colourful look featuring an eye-catching hat by Camilla Roseand multicloured dress from Mojo & McCoy. London based milliner Camilla Rose’s hats are characterised by their vivid colours and exciting shapes.  They’re particularly good for matching with multicoloured dresses that can be hard to match with hats like this one by Saloni – from Berkshire based boutique Mojo & McCoy. I’m wearing the Dosado in blue and magenta (available to hire) which I was a bit scared of when it arrived! But the blue base and magenta silk bow pick out the colours of the dress really well and I can’t imagine a better hat for this dress. Whenever there is a tricky patterned dress needing the right hat partner, Camilla is always the milliner I think of as her hats are perfect for providing the final flourish rather than competing with the dress too much.

Small boutiques like Mojo and McCoy have had a rough ride during the pandemic with the endless shop closures – they stock some great well-sourced labels from all over the world, so if you’re thinking of buying a special summer dress – consider shopping small from a boutique like this. Some of my other favourites from their summer collection are this white cotton daisy embroidered dress from Pink City Prints, a silk shiffon rose patterned dress from Temperley London and this bright and breezy cotton maxi from Heidi Klein. 

  1. Hat – Sally Ann Provan
  2. Dress – Suzannah London

This red sinamay saucer hat trimmed with handmade camelia flowers is by Edinburgh based milliner Sally Ann Provan.  A popular milliner with the younger royals, including the Duchess of Cambridge and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

I’ve styled it here with a powder blue poppy print dress by Suzannah London. A popular choice with the Countess of Wessex, Suzannah’s quintessentially British tea dresses inspired by the 1930s and 40s are a signature style of the brand and a great versatile option for summer events as they’re easy to dress up or down for a variety of different occasions. They’re available in a range of pretty summery prints – each exclusive printed textile is designed and painted by hand, and then digitally printed on Italian crepe-de-chine. The silk fabric feels very luxurious but comfortable too and the midi length of the skirt is really elegant – perfect for swishing through the summer season.

  1. Hat – Rachel Trevor-Morgan
  2. Dress – Jane Atelier
  3. Bag – Lalage

This look is a bit of an ode to one of my favourite colours – blush pink. The disc shape hat is a signature (and my favourite) style of Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Rachel’s hats are all hand made in her St. James Atelier in London. An expert in her craft – she has run her business for more than 30 years and knows the balance required for a hat to flatter and finish an outfit. She gets the royal seal of approval too –  HM the Queen has been wearing RTM hats for the last 15 years. I’ve paired the hat here with an elegant matching blush pink pencil dress from Jane Lewis Atelier who recently rebranded from Goat Fashion. I love the slightly puffed and gathered detailing in the sleeves. The classic, sleek and unfussy design of Jane Lewis dresses make them great investment pieces – timeless dresses for formal events and easy to match with millinery. 

The Fonteyn Mignon in blush pink is my favourite bag style from Lalage – it’s small enough to use as an alternative to a clutch bag for formal day time outfits but fits more stuff in, so it’s practical as well as pretty.They also come with a detachable strap so can be worn more casually too.

  1. Hat – Lock Hatters
  2. Dress – Hobbs London

This stylish blush silk rose trimmed polka dot hat is from the couture collection at Lock Hatters created by head milliner Awon Golding. It’s a perfect match for this palest of pink dresses scattered with spots from Hobbs London. 

  1. Hat – Jess Collett
  2. Dress – Hobbs London
  3. Bag – Lalage

I like the simplicity of this elegant floaty white spot jacquard dress from Hobbs with its fluted sleeves and black piping to give it a bit of shape. I’ve paired it here with a black side disc hat trimmed with white silk flowers and black ostrich quills by Jess Collett and a black clutch from Lalage.

Styled With Thanks

Royal Ascot At Home

It was a very different Royal Ascot this year – being held behind closed doors. But lots of people still got involved with the style of the occasion by dressing up in their finery at home for the #styledwiththanks charity appeal. Never knowingly underdressed I of course seized the opportunity to join in!  With all events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, small occasion wear businesses have been hit particularly hard – who wants to buy a hat with no weddings to go to?! Well apparently some ladies do as all six hats in the charity hat sale at The Cotswold Hat Club were sold!

I’ve detailed below all the outfits from my Royal Ascot at Home feature – lots of the discount codes expire today but some are valid until the end of June – see the brand profiles at the bottom of the page for details. The end of lockdown may be in sight, so wouldn’t it be nice to have a fancy outfit to re-enter reality with?!

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N.B. I don’t take any commission from the sales in my Royal Ascot at Home feature – all profits made go to the designers and charities. All outfits on loan for the week.

Unless otherwise stated my discount codes mentioned below will be valid from 14-30 June 2020 

Click here if you would like to make a direct donation to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

Find out more about the charities Royal Ascot is raising funds for here.

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Saturday 20 June 2020

Day 5

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   Ascot at Home Day 5 2  Ascot Tea

  1.  Hat 1 – Camilla Rose ; Hat 2 – Juliette Botterill / Cotswold Hat Club.
  2. Dress – Caroline Charles. 25% off with my code: THELADYSMAID25
  3. Clutches – Wilbur & Gussie . 10% of sales go to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW will receive a free rainbow crystal brooch.
  4. Shoes – Marks & Spencer

Friday 19 June 2020

Lisa Redman

  1. Hat – Juliette Botterill at The Cotswold Hat Club.
  2. Dress Coat – Made to order from Lisa Redman. 15% off bespoke orders when quoting The Lady’s Maid.
  3. Bag – L.K. Bennett
  4. Shoes – Boden

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Dress – Stine Goya at Mojo & McCoy. 20% off with the discount code: theladysmaid20


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  1. Hat – Juliette Botterill/Cotswold Hat Club.
  2. Dress and dress coat – Lalage Beaumont. A 10% discount at Lalage Beaumont is available during Royal Ascot week with the code: THELADYSMAID. A further 10% of sales will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  3. Bag and shoes – Sargasso & Grey. 15% off with the code: ladysmaid. 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  4. Earrings – Susan Caplan. 15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

Day 4

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Thursday 18 June 2020 

25% off full price items at Caroline Charles is available until 30 June. and 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity AppealDiscount code: THELADYSMAID25.

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  1. Pink jacquard coat and dress – Caroline Charles. 25% off with my code: THELADYSMAID25
  2. Hat – Juliette Botterill from The Cotswold Hat Club
  3. Clutch – Wilbur and Gussie. 10% of sales go to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW will receive a free rainbow crystal brooch.
  4. Earrings – Jennifer Gibson 
  5. Shoes – Boden 

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  1. Mango dress coat and dress  – Caroline Charles. 25% off with my code: THELADYSMAID25
  2. Earrings – Susan Caplan. 15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal
  3. Hat – Juliette Botterill from The Cotswold Hat Club
  4. Clutch – Wilbur & Gussie

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Wednesday 17 June 2020

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  1. Hat – Rachel Trevor-Morgan
  2. Dress – Ethereal London . 10% with the discount code: ladysmaid10. 10% of sales will be donation to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  3. Bag  and Shoes – Sargasso & Grey 15% off with the code: ladysmaid. 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  4. Earrings – Susan Caplan.  15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

Ascot Wednesday

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Tuesday 16 June 2020

Ascot Tuesday 2020

  1. Hat – Camilla Rose Millinery. 10% of sales at Camilla Rose during Royal Ascot week will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal. (Please quote The Lady’s Maid at time of sale).
  2. Dress – Mojo & McCoy / Saloni. 20% off using the discount code: theladysmaid20.
  3. Bag – Wilbur & Gussie. 10% of sales go to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW will receive a free rainbow crystal brooch.
  4. Earrings – Sister Sister Collective.
  5. Shoes – M&S

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Monday 15 June 2020

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  1. Dress: Lalage Beaumont. A 10% discount at Lalage Beaumont is available during Royal Ascot week with the code: THELADYSMAID. A further 10% of sales will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  2. Hat: Cotswold Hat Club / Rosa Olivia Millinery
  3. Bag: Wilbur & Gussie. Customised Charlie clutch with a horse brooch. Free rainbow crystal brooch on all purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW.
  4. Earrings – Susan Caplan. 15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal
  5. Shoes: Marks & Spencer


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Featured Brands:

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I’ll be posting a new premium hat below each day, Monday 15 – Saturday 20 June up for sale at  The Cotswold Hat Club. 20% of the purchase price will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal. Contact Rachel at The Cotswold Hat Club directly to purchase.

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Styling ideas for these hats:

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  1. Hat – Sophie Hunter at The Cotswold Hat Club. SOLD. Contact Cotswold Hat Club to purchase. 20% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  2. Dress – Suzannah at Mojo & McCoy.  20% off using the discount code: theladysmaid20
  3. Bag – Wilbur & Gussie. Free rainbow crystal brooch on all purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW.
  4. Shoes – Sargasso & Grey. 15% off with the code: ladysmaid. 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  5. Earrings – Susan Caplan. 15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

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  1. Hat by Jennifer Wrynne at The Cotswold Hat Club. SOLD. Contact Cotswold Hat Club to purchase. 20% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  2. Mango jacquard coat – Caroline Charles. 25% off full price items at Caroline Charles is available during Royal Ascot week and 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal. Discount code: THELADYSMAID10.
  3. Earrings – Susan Caplan. 15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal
  4. Bag – Wilbur & Gussie. 10% of sales go to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW will receive a free rainbow crystal brooch.
  5. Shoes – L.K. Bennett.

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  1. Hat – Sarah Cant at Cotswold Hat Club. SOLD. Contact Cotswold Hat Club to purchase. 20% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  2. Dress – Samsoe & Samsoe at Mojo and McCoy. 20% off using the discount code: theladysmaid20.
  3. Bag – Wilbur & Gussie. 10% of sales go to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW will receive a free rainbow crystal brooch.
  4. Earrings – Susan Caplan. 15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal
  5. Shoes – Boden.

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  1. Hat – Cotswold Hat Club/Julie Kenny – £75.  Contact Cotswold Hat Club to purchase. 20% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  2. Dress – Mojo & McCoy/Libelula. 20% off with the discount code: theladysmaid20
  3. Earrings – Susan Caplan.
  4. Bag – Wilbur & Gussie. Free rainbow crystal brooch on all purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW.
  5. Sandals – Aquazurra. 

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  1. Pink Cara Meehan hat – Cotswold Hat Club. SOLD. Contact Cotswold Hat Club to purchase. 20% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  2. Pink dress – Lalage Beaumont. A 10% discount is available during Royal Ascot week with the code: THELADYSMAID. A further 10% of sales will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  3. Vintage earrings – Susan Caplan. 15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal
  4. Charlie silver glitter clutch – Wilbur & Gussie. Free rainbow crystal brooch on all purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW
  5. Shoes – Nicholas Kirkwood.

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  1. Navy wide brimmed hat by Bundle Maclaren  SOLD. Contact Cotswold Hat Club to purchase. 20% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  2. Navy/ivory polka dot dress and green stretch luxe dress – Bombshell London. 15% off with the code: LADYSMAID15. 5% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  3. Pearl necklace – Caroline Charles. 10% off with the code: THELADYSMAID10. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  4. Navy suede heels and Navy suede clutch – Sargasso and Grey. 15% off with the code: ladysmaid. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.
  5. Navy glitter clutch – Wilbur and Gussie. Enter the code: TLMRAINBOW for a free rainbow crystal brooch with every purchase. 10% of all sales are donated to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
  6. Pearl Earrings and Hummingbird brooch – Susan Caplan. 15% off with the discount code: LADIESMAIDxSC. 10% will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal
  7. Emerald/navy heels – Boden.

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Lalage’s designs combine classical elegance with distinctive detailing for a look that embodies sophistication and style.  Her collection is feminine but without the frills so ideal for a wide range of occasions from work to weddings. This dress coat is one of my favourite styles as I think it flatters most figures and is easy to wear – I love the little brocade detailing on the cuffs and front fastening. Lalage also has a great collection of stylish handbags in a wide range of colours, handcrafted in Italy and Spain, using the finest Italian leather.

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A 10% discount at Lalage Beaumont is available during Royal Ascot week with the code: THELADYSMAID. A further 10% of sales will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.

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Rachel Trevor-Morgan holds a Royal Warrant as Milliner to HM The Queen and operates from a 17th century atelier in St James’s, London. She is renowned for her beautiful handwork and design resulting in the glamorous, feminine elegance on which she has built her reputation. Her success arises from a passion for her craft, and an understanding of the balance required for a hat to flatter and finish an outfit.

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Rachel Trevor Morgan is currently holding a special sale with 50% off her SS20 collection.


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Mojo and McCoy sell a great range of unique labels including Saloni, Beulah and Temperley. They are offering my followers 20% off full price items using the discount code: theladysmaid20 

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Wilbur & Gussie is a British handbag brand created by London-based design duo Brett Tyne and Lucy Lyons who named the brand after their childhood pets. The classic envelope silk clutches are perfect for accessorizing elegant occasion wear and I love the way you can add a touch of whimsy by customizing the clutch with a brooch – they have everything from a frog to a fish! Their clutches have the royal seal of approval too and have been carried by The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex .

Wilbur & Gussie are currently donating 10% of all sales to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW will receive a free rainbow crystal brooch pictured above.

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Caroline Charles has run a successful fashion business for 50 years.  A popular designer with the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Caroline was made an OBE in 2002. Her classic and colourful dresses and coats are a perfect choice for formal events like Royal Ascot. She also has a really pretty range of tea dresses for more casual summer occasions. This pretty pastel “fleur” dress is one of my favourites.

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25% off full price items at Caroline Charles is available until 30 June and 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity AppealDiscount code: THELADYSMAID25


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Susan Caplan is a luxury vintage costume jewellery brand combining both vintage and contemporary style. There’s something for everyone here – from classic elegant pearls to big bling brooches!

15% off all jewellery at Susan Caplan is available with my discount code and 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

Discount Code: LADIESMAIDxSC

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ethereal

Ethereal London create some really feminine, elegant silk dresses all designed, sourced and produced in the UK. I love the way their dresses offer various sleeve lengths and hem lengths to cater for different tastes. Two of my favourites are the Ophelia Dark for autumn/winter and the Ophelia Light for spring/summer.

Etheral London are offering 10% off their collection using the discount code: ladysmaid10. 10% of sales will be donation to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.

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Camilla Rose hats always add a fun flourish to your occasion wear. I find they’re perfect for those hard to accessorise multi-coloured dresses. The Volute in emerald green is a particular favourite of mine,

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10% of sales at Camilla Rose during Royal Ascot week will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal. (Please quote The Lady’s Maid when purchasing).


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Screen Shot 2020-06-13 at 11.11.20I’ve long been a fan of the timeless elegance of Katherine Hooker coats. They currently have a sale on with up to 65% off and a new Spring/Summer collection of pretty floral tea dresses.  Katherine Hooker are offering 10% off during Royal Ascot week and a 10% donation on profits to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal. Discount code: LADYSMAID10.


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Sargasso & Grey make “shoes that don’t squeeze” featuring a wider toe box to  give feet a little extra breathing space. They use memory foam padded insoles for softness underfoot, and breathable arch supports to help tired feet feel fit and fresh. A perfect choice for Mother’s of the Bride on their feet all day!

15% off all shoes and bags at Sargasso & Grey and 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

Discount Code: ladysmaid


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Lisa Redman‘s silk velvet headbands and bows are handmade in Lisa’s Notting Hill studio and hand embellished with enamel pearl and Swarovski crystal.

Available to pre-order in all the colours of the rainbow seen below.

Please contact Lisa Redman for enquiries or to pre-order.

10% of sales at Lisa Redman will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.


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VAAI London is an emerging designer creating elegant dresses and silk separates with an Eastern influence, designed in London and made in ateliers in the UK or New Delhi, India. I’m a dress person usually but I love their silk palazzo pants. They currently have a sale on with up to 40% off selected pieces and are donating 10% of sales to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal on purchases made with the code: THELADYSMAID. Vaai will be at the Luxury Designer Collective Pop-up in Marylebone from Tuesday 16 June.

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Katya Wildman, a former television costume designer couldn’t find the right dress for her curves so she went ahead and designed one and Bombshell was born!

Katya is an expert in designing dresses with draping and panelling in all the right places to flatter the female form. My favourite style is the new silk Grace tie front shirt dresses in these rich emerald and regal purple colours.  Bombshell is offering my followers 15% off during Royal Ascot week. Discount code: LADYSMAID15. 5% of sales will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.

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Royal Ascot At Home

Royal Ascot At Home

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Royal Ascot might not be going ahead in it’s usual spectacular form this year but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the fashion fun!  The spring/summer event season has been particularly difficult for small occasion wear businesses this year so I’m happy to be showcasing a few on this page during “Royal Ascot At Home”, some of whom are offering exclusive discount codes to my followers alongside charity donations. So if you’ve got a postponed wedding to attend later this year or next year,  now is a good opportunity to plan ahead and support these small businesses whilst also helping to raise money for charities helping those affected by Covid-19. Or even if you haven’t got a wedding to go to I think we could all do with a lockdown treat!

Click here if you would like to make a direct donation to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

Find out more about the charities the appeal is raising funds for here.

 

Featured Brands:

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I’ll be posting a new premium hat on my Royal Ascot at Home page each day, Monday 15 – Saturday 20 June up for sale at  The Cotswold Hat Club. 20% of the purchase price will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.


 

Unless otherwise stated the discount codes mentioned below will be valid from 14-30 June 2020 

 

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Lalage’s designs combine classical elegance with distinctive detailing for a look that embodies sophistication and style.  Her collection is feminine but without the frills so ideal for a wide range of occasions from work to weddings. This dress coat is one of my favourite styles as I think it flatters most figures and is easy to wear – I love the little brocade detailing on the cuffs and front fastening. Lalage also has a great collection of stylish handbags in a wide range of colours, handcrafted in Italy and Spain, using the finest Italian leather.

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10% of sales at Lalage Beaumont during Royal Ascot week will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal. (Quote The Lady’s Maid when purchasing).

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Rachel Trevor-Morgan holds a Royal Warrant as Milliner to HM The Queen and operates from a 17th century atelier in St James’s, London. She is renowned for her beautiful handwork and design resulting in the glamorous, feminine elegance on which she has built her reputation. Her success arises from a passion for her craft, and an understanding of the balance required for a hat to flatter and finish an outfit.

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Rachel Trevor Morgan is currently holding a special sale with 50% off her SS20 collection.


 

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Mojo and McCoy sell a wide range of unique labels including Saloni, Beulah and Temperley. They are offering my followers 20% off full price items using the discount code: theladysmaid20 

 

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Wilbur & Gussie is a British handbag brand created by London-based design duo Brett Tyne and Lucy Lyons who named the brand after their childhood pets. The classic envelope silk clutches are perfect for accessorizing elegant occasion wear and I love the way you can add a touch of whimsy by customizing the clutch with a brooch – they have everything from a frog to a fish! Their clutches have the royal seal of approval too and have been carried by The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex .

Wilbur & Gussie are currently donating 10% of all sales to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All purchases made with the code: TLMRAINBOW will receive a free rainbow crystal brooch pictured above.

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Caroline Charles has run a successful fashion business for 50 years.  A popular designer with the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Caroline was made an OBE in 2002. Her classic and colourful dresses and coats are a perfect choice for formal events like Royal Ascot. She also has a really pretty range of tea dresses for more casual summer occasions. This pretty pastel “fleur” dress is one of my favourites.

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10% off full price items at Caroline Charles is available during Royal Ascot week and 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity AppealDiscount code: THELADYSMAID10



 

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Susan Caplan is a luxury vintage costume jewellery brand combining both vintage and contemporary style. There’s something for everyone here – from classic elegant pearls to big bling brooches!

15% off all jewellery at Susan Caplan is available with my discount code and 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

Discount Code: LADIESMAIDxSC

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ethereal

Ethereal London create some really feminine, elegant silk dresses all designed, sourced and produced in the UK. I love the way their dresses offer various sleeve lengths and hem lengths to cater for different tastes. Two of my favourites are the Ophelia Dark for autumn/winter and the Ophelia Light for spring/summer.

Etheral London are offering 10% off their full collection using the discount code: ladysmaid10. 10% of sales will be donation to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.

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Camilla Rose hats always add a fun flourish to you occasion wear. I find they’re perfect for those hard to accessorise multi-coloured dresses. The Volute in emerald green is a particular favourite of mine,

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10% of sales at Camilla Rose during Royal Ascot week will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal. (Quote The Lady’s Maid when purchasing).


 

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Screen Shot 2020-06-13 at 11.11.20I’ve long been a fan of the timeless elegance of Katherine Hooker coats. They currently have a sale on with up to 65% off and a new Spring/Summer collection of pretty floral tea dresses.  Katherine Hooker are offering 10% off during Royal Ascot week and a 10% donation on profits to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.


 

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Sargasso & Grey make “shoes that don’t squeeze” featuring a wider toe box to  give feet a little extra breathing space. They use memory foam padded insoles for softness underfoot, and breathable arch supports to help tired feet feel fit and fresh. A perfect choice for Mother’s of the Bride on their feet all day!

15% off all shoes and bags at Sargasso & Grey and 10% of profits will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal

Discount Code: ladysmaid


 

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Lisa Redman‘s silk velvet headbands and bows are handmade in Lisa’s Notting Hill studio and hand embellished with enamel pearl and Swarovski crystal.

Available to pre-order in all the colours of the rainbow seen below.

Please contact Lisa Redman for enquiries or to pre-order.

10% of sales at Lisa Redman will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.



 

VAII

VAAI London is an emerging designer creating elegant dresses and silk separates with an Eastern influence, designed in London and made in ateliers in the UK or New Delhi, India. I’m a dress person usually but I love their silk palazzo pants. They currently have a sale on with up to 40% off selected pieces and are donating 10% of sales to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal on purchases made with the code: THELADYSMAID. Vaai will be at the Luxury Designer Collective Pop-up in Marylebone from Tuesday 16 June.

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Katya Wildman, a former television costume designer couldn’t find the right dress for her curves so she went ahead and designed one and Bombshell was born!

Katya is an expert in designing dresses with draping and panelling in all the right places to flatter the female form. My favourite style is the new silk Grace tie front shirt dresses in these rich emerald and regal purple colours.  Bombshell is offering my followers 15% off during Royal Ascot week. Discount code: LADYSMAID15. 5% of sales will be donated to the Royal Ascot Charity Appeal.

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Keep an eye on my Royal Ascot At Home webpage for more updates next week!

 

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