Royal Ascot Dress Code

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A day at Royal Ascot is special and dressing for the occasion is an important part of the race day experience. Synonymous with sartorial elegance, the dress code invites guests to indulge in formal attire.

This year, the Style Guide officially welcomes the jumpsuit as an acceptable item of clothing for the Royal Enclosure, recognising the key trends in occasion wear for its fashionable customers.

Learn the styling tips and get ready with elegance and sophistication.

 

ROYAL ENCLOSURE

LADIES
• 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.
• Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
• Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full length and of matching material and colour.
• Jumpsuits are welcome. They should be of full-length to the ankle, with regulations matching that for dresses.
• Hats should be worn; however a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.
Ladies are kindly asked to note the following:
• Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted.
• Midriffs must be covered.
• Fascinators are not permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm).

GENTLEMEN
Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress which must include:
• A waistcoat and tie (no cravats)
• A black or grey top hat
• Black shoes
A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a private box, a private club or that facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. Hats may also be removed within any enclosed external seating area within the Royal Enclosure Garden.
The customisation of top hats (with, for example, coloured ribbons or bands) is not permitted in the Royal Enclosure. 

QUEEN ANNE ENCLOSURE & VILLAGE ENCLOSURE

LADIES
Ladies within the main Queen Anne Enclosure and Village Enclosure areas are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion and ladies are kindly asked to take note of the following:
• A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
• Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted.
• Trouser suits and jumpsuits must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above.
• Midriffs must be covered.
• Shorts are not permitted.

 GENTLEMEN
 Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie.

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