While Royal Ascot is known for its glamour, pomp and ceremony, Glorious Goodwood is celebrated for almost the opposite reasons. Goodwood, based in the beautiful surrounds of Sussex, is loved for its relaxed elegance and garden party-like atmosphere.

Although the dress code is much simpler than Ascot’s – requiring a jacket and tie, cravat or polo shirt for men and just “smart casual” dress for women – the fashion on Thursday’s Ladies’ Day and for Friday’s L’Ormarins Best Dressed competition meant there was no shortage of beautiful outfits, many featuring authentic vintage pieces and more practical millinery with wide brims.

The theme for Friday’s competition was blue and white, which resulted in a myriad of stunning two-toned looks around the course as ladies embraced the spirit of the event. Congratulations to Rachel Hawkins who was the winner of the L’Ormarins Best Dressed competition, winning a trip for two to the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate raceday in South Africa.

Glorious Goodwood also marked the end of an era, with champion jockey Richard Hughes retiring at the close of the festival to begin a training career. He rode his last winner, Belvoir Bay, on Day 4.