Royal Ascot Style Guide - Dress Code

The Hatista 25/03/2017 at 6:49 PM Ascot

The pinnacle of the British social calendar, Royal Ascot has been bringing together the best of style, sport and entertainment, since Queen Anne decided that Ascot Heath would be the most wonderful venue for Racing Horses back in 1711. The best horses from around the world are drawn by races for every age group and over every distance from 5 furlongs to nearly three miles.

A fabulously British cocktail of high fashion, spectacular racing and glorious surrounds; situated next to the wooded countryside of Windsor Great Park, Ascot Racecourse provides the ultimate stage for the races.

Dressing accordingly is an essential part of Royal Ascot Races. Whether you're enjoying the day from the Royal Enclosure or Grandstand (renamed for 2016 as the Queen Anne Enclosure), there's a strict dress code for both ladies and gentleman, to maintain high standards and tradition at the Berkshire racecourse.

What to wear for Royal Ascot. Royal Ascot Style Guide

The Royal Enclosure

Ladies are kindly reminded that formal day-wear is required in the Royal Enclosure. Ladies may wear a formal dress or skirt and top. Dresses and skirts should be of modest length, defined as falling just above the knee or longer, and the straps on tops should be at least an inch wide (2.5cm).

Jackets and pashminas may be worn but tops underneath must still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code. Trouser suits are welcome but should be full length, of matching colour and material.

Hats or headpieces with a head base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter, should be worn at all times.

Fascinators (creations on bases smaller than 4") are no longer permitted in the Royal Enclosure.

Gentleman are required to wear either black or grey morning dress, including waistcoat and tie with top hat and black shoes. A waistcoat and tie must be worn. Cravats are no longer accepted in the Royal Enclosure.

Royal Ascot Style Guide. What to wear for Royal Ascot

The Queen Anne (Grandstand) Enclosure

Ladies in the Grandstand are encouraged to dress as for a formal occasion. A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times. Jackets and pashminas may be worn but tops underneath must comply with the dress code. Strapless or sheer strap dresses are not permitted. Gentleman are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie.

Some Perfect Royal Ascot Outfit Ideas for you

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