Horsey couture at Royal AscotUpdated 12:45 PM ET, Thu June 18, 2015 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotThe ladies up the glitz and glamor as they take center stage at Ascot on Thursday when the horses also race for the prestigious Gold Cup.Hide Caption 1 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotLadies' Day at Royal Ascot is a chance to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn, pictured in a scene from the famous meeting in the film "My Fair Lady."Hide Caption 2 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotThe lady behind many of the Royal Ascot hats is local designer Ilda Di Vico, whose creations retail between $150 to $4800.Hide Caption 3 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal Ascot"We've spotted a lot of fluorescents," Di Vico tells CNN. "The perfect Ascot hat has to be elegant with a touch of wow."Hide Caption 4 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotWhite and ivory was also a trend on Ladies' Day in 2015 as shown here by retro girl band The Tootsie Rollers.Hide Caption 5 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal Ascot"The ladies go to a hell of a lot of effort on Ladies' Day," says horse racing journalist Oliver Brett, who attempted to seek shade under this fantastically large creation.Hide Caption 6 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotBookmakers at Royal Ascot take bets on what color hat the Queen will wear on each day of the five-day meeting. Queen Elizabeth II chose a light shade of green for Ladies' Day.Hide Caption 7 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotThere are no questions asked for members of the Royal Family seeking entry to the Royal Enclosure but everyone else must wear a hat and formal attire.Hide Caption 8 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotHollywood actor Damian Lewis adopted the gentlemen's dress code of top hat and tails as he paid a visit to Royal Ascot in 2015.Hide Caption 9 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotThe high-quality horse racing inspired an equine hat for this racegoer.Hide Caption 10 of 11 Photos: Horsey couture at Royal AscotEven guide dogs choose to stick to the guidelines on Royal Ascot's strict dress code on Ladies' Day.Hide Caption 11 of 11Photos from the 2015 Royal Ascot meeting.More from SportSix Nations: Ireland defeats England to secure Grand SlamOksana Masters: US Paralympian's remarkable journey from Ukraine orphanageFIFA gives VAR the green light for 2018 World CupJohn Amaechi: 'Path to greatness' for athletes should never be 'injurious, dangerous, or evil'Can motorsport still be exciting without human drivers?