Event season is back and it’s time to dress up again. Ascot returns next week with guests attending after a year out thanks to the pandemic. It’s been a long time coming and we are more than ready to slip into something formal and scrub up.

So, whether you’ve been lucky enough to nab one of the sought after tickets or are celebrating at home (any excuse), check out our edit of races-worthy dresses to shop. And if you’re not off to the Royal Enclosure, they’ll all double up as wedding guest/christening/garden party appropriate looks too – although best to bypass white for another person’s nuptials.

From pretty florals to graphic prints, high street to investment, and all adhering to Ascot’s strict dress code (more on that can be found here), scroll on for our favourites…

Agyness Pebble Shell Dress by Rixo

Rixo is the modern girl's brand for event dressing. Bright, playful and flattering on all shapes, one of their dresses will breathe new life into your summer wardrobe.

We're a sucker for a theatrical shoulder and this Seren London dress will get you on the pages of the Mail Online for all the right reasons.

Matilda Dress in Peonia by Seren London
Seraphina London The Jess Dress

Price: £295

Rotate Birger Christensen Dawn Open-Back Printed Dress

Price: £340

The Jess Dress by Seraphina London

Choose a ruffled dress in a good quality cotton like Seraphine's Jess Dress for a more lowkey vibe. Bonus points: it will double up for downtime events too - just pair with trainers instead.

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