Royal Ascot is not only one of the highlights of the racing calendar, but also a celebration of fashion. But, while guests are encouraged to showcase their individuality, it’s vital attendees adhere to the Royal Meeting’s all-important dress code. And its rich history and traditional fanfare therefore makes for a complicated dress code, particularly as the rule book changes every year. To help visitors choose their perfect outfit, Ascot has launched its annual Royal Ascot Style Guide. This year’s guide has a strong focus on sustainable fashion, from clothing brands putting ethical and green values at the top of their brand values, to reselling sites that are breathing new life into the pre-loved sector. Textures and block colours are predicted to be key trends not only for the coming spring/summer season, but amongst racegoers at the prestigious event.

Riina black hatinator with feathers and rose
Riina black hatinator with feathers and rose
Xenija – black wide hat with big frills
Xenija – black wide hat with big frills

Here are some rules to help you avoid mistakes.

 

Ladies are kindly reminded that formal daywear is a requirement in the Royal Enclosure, defined as follows: 

• Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer.

• Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater. Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Dresses and tops with sheer straps and sleeves

are also not permitted.

• Jackets and pashminas may be worn. Tops and dresses underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure Dress Code. Midriffs must be covered.

• Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full-length to the ankle and of matching material

and colour.

• Jumpsuits are welcome. They should fall below the knee, with regulations matching that for dresses and tops.

• Hats should be worn; however, a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10 cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative.

 

If COVID affected your plans we try to be there for you!  BeretkAh…! Is offering a 15% discount on all of our range of accessories bought online. Please use the special code STAYATHOME at a checkout.

Sophie – red and golden velvet pill box
Sophie – red and golden velvet pill box
Annet – soft turquoise tear drop hat
Annet – soft turquoise tear drop hat
Irma – pewter hatinator
Irma – pewter hatinator
Berta – ivory cloud like statement hatinator with peonies
Berta – ivory cloud like statement hatinator with peonies
Irma – black wide hat with big frills
Irma – black wide hat with big frills
Polka dot cocktail hat
Polka dot cocktail hat
Miranda – sparkly black celestial pill box
Miranda – sparkly black celestial pill box