Royal Ascot 2014: Day 1's Most Outlandish Outfits

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJune 17, 2014

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Royal Ascot has begun, and as always the best photos are coming not from the races but from the stands. Here are some of our favourite pictures of the most over-the-top outfits on display.

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This woman appears to be wearing a butterfly on her head.

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The green aviators are a subtle addition here.

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If you look closely, the woman on the right has a bird on each shoulder. Pirate chic?

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Lady racegoers arrive on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
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You know, comparatively, this is fairly understated. 

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Fun fact: this woman's hat actually doubles as a satellite dish.

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Tennis legend Steffi Graf gets in on the fun!