This week sees the kick off of one of the biggest fashion events of the year... Royal Ascot! What to wear to the races is one of the biggest questions faced by fashionistas each year. So in the latest post on Little Black Dress we give you our top tips on what to wear to Ascot to ensure the only ponies are on the track and not in the crowd... Classic and elegant. These are the two words which sum up Royal Ascot and these should be key players when choosing an outfit for the races. This is one of the Queen's favourite events to attend each year, so you wouldn't want to bump into royalty looking like an extra out of The Only Way is Essex (even though we have been told that Prince Harry likes that sort of thing...) So with this in mind what should you be looking for in that all important dress? First it's the colour. Now the LBD editorial team may have a slightly biased opinion on this, but black is always a winner as it's smart, sexy and chic. We all know that dresses come in all shapes, sizes and styles, but when thinking about what dress to pick for the races tailoring is key. You want to look and feel fabulous, so a dress which suits your shape with a flattering cut is vital. One Ascot goer who has got this down to a tee is celeb Holly Valance. A classy and elegant little black dress with a sprinkling of sass from a lacy fascinator, makes for a stunning look. The dress is reminiscent of the famous Roland Mouret Galaxy Dress which has been rocked by celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz and Rachel Weisz. Team this with killer shades and a neat little bag, and you've got an outfit which is so Audrey Hepburn, she's practically breakfasting at Tiffany's!