Duchess of Cambridge fans gush over her 'perfect' Royal Ascot outfit - but did she break the dress code?

Royal Ascot - Day One - Ascot Racecourse

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and members of the Royal Family on the first day of Royal Ascot.

Kate, 37, looked chic in a powder blue custom Elie Saab skirt (£2,350) and blouse (£1,275) combo, with a saucer-style hat by milliner Philip Treacy.

The top appears to be a customised piece with added sheer sleeves, based on Elie Saab's Resort 2019 collection.

Kate completed her race day look with her Kiki McDonough topaz earrings and a pair of silver heels.

Royal fans on Twitter gushed over Kate's outfit, calling it 'perfect' and 'stunning'.

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Queen Elizabeth II during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cornwall (right) and the Duke of Cornwall during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives by carriage during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Queen Elizabeth II during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duke of Cornwall (right) and the Viscount Brookeborough during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Princess Michael of Kent during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Princess Beatrice of York during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince Edward Duke of Kent during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince Edward during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Princess Anne during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince Charles of Wales during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Princess Anne, Sophie Countess of Wessex during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
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It's believed to be the first time the duchess has worn Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab.

His designs have been worn by other notable royals, which include Queen Rania of Jordan, Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Princess Madeleine of Sweden.

Saab's creations have also been worn by Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Priyanka Chopra, Helen Miller and Taylor Swift.

But did the Duchess of Cambridge break the strict dress code at Ascot?

Strapless and sheer dresses and tops are not permitted in the Village Enclosure - Kate's sheer sleeves might be deemed to be against the rules.

Fortunately, the duchess is standing in the Royal Enclosure and the guidelines for that area don't mention that sheer dresses and tops are not allowed.

Similarly, Queen Maxima, 48, also wore a dress with semi-sheer sleeves.

The Cambridges were joined in the carriage by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who wore a pale pink outfit.

The Queen, 93, wearing a cornflower blue ensemble led the procession, was accompanied by the Duke of York and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

Blue appeared to be the theme of the day, as sisters Princess Beatrice, 30, and Princess Eugenie, 29, both wore dresses in complementary shades.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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