As well as being a jolly good day out, a day at Ascot is a chance to get dressed up to the nines, with the sartorial displays on offer at the races often generating headlines in their own right. However, standards had started to slip in recent years and as such, Royal Ascot have released a new, tightened up list of requirements for dress in the Royal Enclosure.
Spaghetti straps and uncovered midriffs are, as usual, not permitted and fancy dress and replica sportswear is also verboten.
All skirts and dresses must be "modest in length," meaning knee-length or longer, although trouser suits are permitted. And for the first year, fascinators have been expressively forbidden - you must wear a hat, or a headpiece with a solid base of at least four inches.
Have a look at the beautiful outfits Ascot released in their official style guide for inspiration and then take a look through our Ascot Hats & Headpieces collection to find your perfect style statement!
Large Blush Hatinator
This stunning blush pink hatinator is guaranteed to turn heads. Its sophisticated shape and demure elegance is just made for a day out at the races.
A sweetly feminine headpiece made from a high quality sinamay and adorned with roses, created by Vivien Sheriff, milliner to royalty. What could be more British or appropriate for the races?
A serious statement piece!
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