Princess Eugenie goes all-out in mint green dress with wedding day earrings and neutral clutch bag at Royal Ascot

 Composite of two pictures of Princess Eugenie wearing an apple green dress and emerald earrings on Day 1 of Royal Ascot 2024.
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Princess Eugenie went all-out in a mint green dress with her wedding day earrings and a neutral clutch bag for Day 1 of Royal Ascot 2024.

Princess Eugenie has proved why pastel shades and neutral accessories are a winning combination with her gorgeous green and ivory look at Royal Ascot. She was one of many royals who attended the first day of the annual races and her outfit is giving us plenty of inspiration for our summer capsule wardrobe with its soft pastel green hue and elegant crossover neckline. Designed by Diane von Furstenberg, the £460 Mallery dress is selling out fast and we can certainly see why as this is surely one of the best wedding guest dresses as well as being a stand-out item for any other special occasion.

Princess Eugenie’s dress is made from crepe and has a button-fastening keyhole detail at the front with the wrapover cut. The keyhole is incredibly subtle and modest but adds a contemporary touch to this otherwise very timeless design.

Princess Eugenie wearing an apple green dress attends day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse
Princess Eugenie wearing an apple green dress attends day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse

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Diane von Furstenberg Mallery cross-over maxi dress
Diane von Furstenberg Mallery cross-over maxi dress

Diane von Furstenberg Mallery Dress

Crafted from crepe, this stunning soft green dress is the perfect outfit for a special occasion. It falls to a pretty maxi length and has a keyhole detail and wrapover design. Pair with your favourite heels or sandals for a chic summer outfit.

Anya Hindmarch Maud Tassel Clutch
Anya Hindmarch Maud Tassel Clutch

Anya Hindmarch Maud Tassel Clutch

Sadly, Princess Eugenie's exact colourway is currently out of stock but this soft gold plaited clutch is also fabulous. Metallics are surprisingly easy to style as they go with so many other shades and this bag has a detachable shoulder strap and metal tassel detail.

Aquazzura Bow Tie Shoes
Aquazzura Bow Tie Shoes

Aquazzura Bow Tie 85 Shoes

These shoes are so timeless and elegant and would be a lovely choice for everything from weddings to birthday parties and family gatherings. They have a flattering pointed toe and are crafted from supple suede.

Omnes Iris Dress
Omnes Iris Dress

Omnes Iris Dress

Also available in a range of other colours, this pastel green dress is a great option for summer events. The slip dress design is so easy to wear and it has an empire line cut and a very subtle animal print that picks up in the light.

LHHMZ Straw Clutch Bag
LHHMZ Straw Clutch Bag

LHHMZ Straw Woven Clutch

This woven clutch bag is an affordable addition to your accessory collection. It's made from lightweight natural straw and comes in a range of colours, though this neutral beige shade is very versatile.

Whistles Corie Suede Shoes
Whistles Corie Suede Shoes

Whistles Corie Suede Shoes

These suede court shoes couldn't be more timeless and will be a staple in your wardrobe for many years to come. They have a classic stiletto heel and pointed toe and are made from luxurious suede.

The fitted bodice is flattering and the skirt drapes down into a midi length skirt on Princess Eugenie. The original dress is described as maxi, suggesting that the King’s niece perhaps had hers tailored to ensure it was perfect for her day at Ascot.

Not quite sleeveless, this dress is the perfect piece to have in your occasion wear wardrobe and the colour has totally captured our hearts. The soft mint green is totally in-keeping with the many pastel shades that are the biggest spring/summer fashion colour trends for 2024.

Whilst pastel green might often be overlooked as a go-to colour for many people, it’s fresh and makes a statement without being overwhelmingly bold. It looks stunning with denim pieces, though the royal’s Ascot outfit also showcased how well it works with neutral accessories.

Princess Eugenie attends day one of Royal Ascot 2024
Princess Eugenie attends day one of Royal Ascot 2024

Princess Eugenie’s mint green dress looked sensational with her ivory accessories which included her favourite clutch of the moment - the sold-out Anya Hindmarch Maud plaited clutch. She recently wore this to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster and it probably won’t be the last we see of this staple this summer.

The woven finish adds texture to any look and the gold-toned hardware accentuated the understated glamour of Princess Eugenie’s outfit. She coordinated her bag with her Aquazzura Bow Tie 85 Beige Suede Pumps and no royal’s Ascot look would be complete without a hat. Hers was by Emily London Headwear and was a similar ivory shade.

Composite of Princess Eugenie wearing emerald drop earrings at Royal Ascot 2024 and Princess Eugenie wearing emerald drop earrings on her wedding day in 2018
Composite of Princess Eugenie wearing emerald drop earrings at Royal Ascot 2024 and Princess Eugenie wearing emerald drop earrings on her wedding day in 2018

Princess Eugenie even kept to the green and ivory theme with her very sentimental earring choice as she opted for the diamond and emerald drop earrings she wore on her wedding day in 2018. These are said to have been designed by her husband Jack Brooksbank and matched the emerald and diamond Kokoshnik Tiara she wore for their big day. The deep green of the emeralds was a brilliant contrast with the paler green of Princess Eugenie’s dress, whilst remaining in the same colour palette.

Her Royal Ascot outfit was the epitome of sophistication and we can’t help hoping that she, like many of her family members, will be attending the races more than once this year. If she does, we wouldn’t be surprised to see her bring back some of her key neutral accessories alongside another equally fabulous dress.