Celebrities At Royal Ascot – today was a big day at Ascot with the Queen and many other members of the Royal Family visiting so the pressure was on for all of the visiting celebrities to pick a memorable outfit.
Unfortunately for her Strictly pro Kristina Rihanoff picked an outfit for Royal Ascot that didn’t meet their standards and got herself escorted off the racecourse to change before she was allowed in.
Surprisingly for the Russian dancer who is often showing plenty of skin with her revealing outfits the problem this time wasn’t too much cleavage or legs on show but the fact that her dress was made up using what looked like betting slips. The dress was designed by Ben de Lisi and it looks very much like it was a publicity stunt for Coral bookmakers as the dancer was prepared for the outfit being rejected and was even smiling as a security guard escorted her from the racecourse.
A spokesperson for the bookmakers said ‘Our betting slip dress combines the best bits of a day out at Royal Ascot, fabulous fashion and having a cheeky punt.’
When she returned to the course Kristina was wearing a more appropriate dress with a blazer which she later removed. However even the new outfit actually contravened the strict Ascot dress code for the Royal Enclosure which states “Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck, spaghetti straps and dresses with a strap of less than one inch (2.5cm) are not permitted.”
Kristina’s 2nd outfit had spaghetti straps but either the guards on the entrance didn’t notice as she was wearing a blazer or felt too embarrassed to throw the same celebrity out twice in one day!
There were plenty of other famous faces to spot in the crowds with many members of the Royal Family being joined by former Page 3 girls, society girls, various TOWIE members including Amy Childs and lots of sports stars and presenters including most surprisingly former Wimbledon Ladies Champion Steffi Graf.
Former TOWIE star Amy Childs was, like Kristina Rihanoff, playing fast and loose with the Royal Ascot wardrobe guidelines. She wore a long blue gown that as well as showing a lot of her recently enhanced cleavage also seemed to confirm that she was braless underneath the outfit as her nipples could plainly be seen as she posed for photos.
The 24-year old may be making the most of her enhanced assets while she still has them as she recently said in an interview in Heat : ‘The implant has come away from my breast tissue in my left boob. I had an ultrasound and it showed that I had a build up of fluid. I’m facing having the implants taken out, the fluid drained, then having them put in again.’
As far as the racing went the Queen was not able to add to her Royal Ascot total of 22 winners despite having 2 well fancied runners in the day’s races.