We are the Only Mens Top Hat Hire in Ascot, for Royal Ascot Races. Book in Advance - Collect and Return on the Day. Mens Wool, Fur Melusine, Grey Wool and Vintage Silks available, starting at £25.00 p/day.
Prefer to have your own for keeps. Handmade Millinery for Sale in our online Shop. Or contact us if you have a special brief and we can custom make your very own piece.
Read + Follow our Blog "The Hatista" for inspiration, tips, ideas, seasons colours, trends updates, and more for choosing your Hats or Headpieces for Royal Ascot, other Races, Weddings or Parties.
We are the ONLY Hat Hire in Ascot, with a collect and return on the day Service, where we use the Royal Ascot Tennis Club, at the Top of Station Hill on the opposite side of the High Street from the Racecourse Grandstand. Ladies Hats and Headpieces, and Mens Top Hats all available. This is a totally unique service that we have operated since 2010, and has proved hugely popular with Royal Ascot visitors, especially since the new Ascot Style Code asks visitors to the Royal Enclosure, Queen Anne Enclosure, and Village Enclosure, to wear Hats or Headpieces. Mens and Ladies Hats, both starting at just £25.00 p/day.
Hats are also available year round for other events like Cheltenham, Henley, Glorious Goodwood, Epsom Races, or any other event you need a Hat for. We are not on site at any other event outside of Royal Ascot, but Hats can be hired using our Mail Order service, and we will send your Hat in the Post by Special Delivery, to arrive two days before your required to wear date.
Rather have your own for keeps, we also have Handmade Millinery for Sale in our online Shop, or contact us with your brief and we can custom make your very own piece.
The American print company Pantone have announced their choice for 2021. In the past typically selecting just one color - for 2021 (just as they did in 2016) Pantone have announced two colors for Color of the Year 2021: PANTONE Ultimate Gray and PANTONE Illuminating Yellow. After the turmoil of 2020, the global color authority selected two contrasting colors that join forces to support and complement each other. Ultimate Gray is fairly neutral evoking feelings of dependability and resilience, while Illuminating is a cheery yellow that’s bright and sunny with an overall optimistic feel. Brought together, the color pairing offers hope and stability.
Pantone first colour of the year was named back in 2000, and was Cerulean Blue. The colour for the Millennium, chosen for its calming effect. This crisp blue recalls the sky on a clear sunny Spring day. A soothing shade to those that seek inner peace and tranquility.
Cerulean blue has again been picked in the Pantone top 10 Colour list for 2021, and for many seeking the comfort, peace, hope and tranquility after the pandemic in 2020, Cerulean blue could be the colour that provides us with this. Read the "Hatista's" tips on wearing Blue.
Find the prospect of having to wear a hat daunting? In the planet of fashion known as racewear, a hat can make or break an outfit. But in an age when few are accustomed to wearing millinery in our day-to-day lives, choosing a hat for the races can be daunting. Read the "Hatista's" Face Shape tips.
Dressing accordingly is an essential part of Royal Ascot Races. Whether you're enjoying the day from the Royal Enclosure or Grandstand (renamed for 2016 as the Queen Anne Enclosure), there's a strict dress code for both ladies and gentleman, to maintain high standards and tradition at the Berkshire racecourse.
See the "Hatista's" Royal Ascot Outfit Tips and Ideas
Spring and Summer might be the most popular seasons to tie the knot, but Winter has its own charm and romance making it a magical time for weddings.
If you're attending a winter wedding, the number of colour combinations are more than you thought. Flatter the bride and groom, showing them you’ve been creative with your efforts for their big day. Experiment with new shapes and wintry colours. All jewel colours work well in winter, or the colours of fallen leaves.
See the "Hatista's" Winter Wedding Outfit Ideas
“Guess what's just opened in Ascot? Our first hat shop. For crying out loud, how come no one's thought to do this before? More behatted heads than anywhere else in the world descend upon Ascot for five days every year and ladies of a certain disposition will always be prone to an additional purchase. It's so blindingly obvious, it's almost annoying. It just proves that a lot of the time you can make hard work out of looking for the next best thing when it might be right under your nose all the time. Helmet shop in Silverstone, anyone? Or if you really want to make a killing, a pasty and tea shop combined - and as close to my front door as possible.“
“My wife has never been that fond of hats, so that's something she's had to go out and find, and I think she's chosen very well.“
Below are some of the Most Recent Additions to either our Hire Range, Handmade Millinery / Headpieces for Sale or Blog Posts and Styling Tips.
“I hired this beautiful Philip Treacy headpiece for Newmarket Ladies Day, I had so many compliments and to top off the day I came 2nd in the Best dressed lady competition. Fiona's personal service at Dress-2-Impress was outstanding throughout, and I cannot wait to hire again for my next special occasion.”
“To turn up in one of the main Ascot picnic car parks on Ladies Day to collect a £300+ hat is always a thrill. The hat quality and design, Fiona's advice on compatibility with the entire outfit, and the other ladies in my party agree that this service is a gem. Will use at Goodwood, weddings and alike. I'll never buy another high end hat to collect dust in the cupboard again.”
“Had a Great Day in the Hat!. Was Chosen as one of the 10 finalists for ''Best Dressed Lady'!. (1,300 Ladies entered). Must have been the hat!..... Looking forward to your next year collections.”