Royal Ascot Attire: A Fashionistas Guide
Ascot is one of Britain's most popular racecourses and Royal Ascot is Britain's most popular horse racing carnival. Held in one very special week of June every year around 300,000 visitors, over the course of 5 days, compete with one another in a hedonistic display of fashion and fame with each of them trying to out-do the other. The Queen, who's carried a special equine love since her youth, is always in attendance, and whilst there is always plenty of interest in the celebrities that attend the event, it's the speculation around what colour the Queen will wear each day that grabs the headlines.
Royal Ascot is definitely the event to revive and rejuvenate your outfits that have been hibernating over the cold UK winter months. The carnival is held just before summer so the fashion emphasis is usually on lighter clothing ranges, with the weather tending to be quite pleasant during the event. Women usually track towards breezy summer outfits and Men, lighter fabric suits. For women fascinators, headpieces and hats are worn and range from the ordinary and mundane to the outright crazy but are usually regarded as the most important aspect of an outfit! The headwear can consist of any kind of patterns, designs and colours. You can go a subtle and understated in style or a completely over the top. It won't matter, you'll be accepted! In fact, try to let your imagination run wild and go for the craziest concepts like food, tablets or ice cream cones, all of which have been tried in previous years!
As for the specific dress guide for the event, we break it down comprehensively for you below: WINDSOR ENCLOSURE Racegoers are encouraged to wear smart clothing and are requested to dress in a manner that befits a formal occasion, but no official dress code actually applies in this enclosure. The only type of clothing not permitted are replica sports shirts. Ascot recommends Ladies to wear smart attire with a hat or fascinator, and men jacket, shirt and long trousers.
QUEEN ANNE ENCLOSURE and VILLAGE ENCLOSURE Ladies: Ascot recommends wearing smart attire with a hat, headpiece or fascinator that should be worn at all times. Strapless tops and dresses are not permitted including one shoulder, Bardot style and off-shoulder dresses. Trousers and jumpsuits must be full-length and must be worn with a top that adheres to the "off the shoulder policy" as with the dresses. Midriffs must be covered, and shorts cannot be worn. Gentlemen: Ascot recommends wearing a suit with jacket and trousers of the same colour and pattern with a shirt and tie. The tie must be worn at all times, and please note that bow ties and cravats are not permitted. Socks must be worn. Village - For men a jacket, full length trousers collared shirt and ties are required but the matching requirement is relaxed.
For both the Queen Anne and Village enclosures:
- Pashminas or Jackets may be worn, but the tops and dresses under them should still be in accordance with the Queen Anne Admission dress code
Skirts and Dresses must be of a modest length - usually falling just above the knees or longer,
Tops and dresses should have straps of at least 1 inch or greater
Jeans, trainers and shorts are not permitted
General dress information and guidelines for children at Royal Ascot can be viewed via THIS LINK and if you are lucky enough to have been invited into the Royal Enclosure then the dress code is a little more stringent so suggest reading up in depth via the Royal Ascot Fashion Guide on their website.
#royalascot #royal #ascot #ascotracecourse #fashiononthefield #fashion #ladiesday #coronationstakes #ascotgoldcup #royalfamily #horseracing #royalascotracecarnivalPosted: 08 March 2018 23:12:55 GMT by MarkRoyal Ascot is without doubt one of the most glamorous race meeting in the world. The Royal event is definitely one of the most social and colourful occasions on the British calendar. The three major days are the Gold Cup on Thursday - better known as Ladies Day - with its quality of fashions, racing and pageantry that makes it an occasion not to be missed, along with Friday's Coronation Stakes and Saturday's fantastic Finale Day. Join PP for a great value, fun day. Find out more about Royal Ascot.
Available Tour Options# Ladies Day Gold Cup - Thursday From £89 : Full information + Booking
# Coronation Stakes - Friday From £79 : Full information + Booking
# Finale Day - Saturday From £89 : Full information + Booking