Why is the Royal Ascot the most favoured horse racing meeting in the calendar?
Few sporting venues can equally match the rich heritage that goes with Ascot and its racecourse. It has established itself as a national institution with thanks to the royal heritage of Queen Ann in 1711. However fast forward into the centuries and into the new millennium, horse racing is now open to anyone and no longer an event just for the elite. Whether you are a regular attender of horse meeting or desire to experience the atmosphere and celebrations behind this unique sport, The Royal Ascot takes pride of place at the top of the flat course racing list and still retains its close connections to the royal family where the queen presents the gold cup.
The Royal Ascot takes place as the 1st of 11th race meeting fixtures which overall holds 23 racing days over the course of the Ascot racing calender.
Dressing in Style for Ascot with LADY Designer Wear Style Tips
Each fixture in the racing calender has its own unique identity to ensure a wide-ranging appeal. The Royal Ascot is in a league of its own as has strict guidelines in attendance of their race meetings. Heres Lady’s guide on how to get around the dress code but while still looking glam and stylish whilst being practical so you can the most out of your day.
Dress Codes for Royal Ascot Venues
Silver Ring Enclosure
- Sensible formal – Although no formal dress code applies, racegoers are encouraged to wear smart clothes.
Grand Stand Enclosure
- Ladies are encouraged to dress as for a formal occasion. A hat, headpiece or fascinator will be required to be worn at all times.
- Jackets and pashminas are optional and are good pieces when the British weather isn’t so kind.
- Dresses and tops must comply with the Ascot dress code, this means strapless or sheer straps style dresses including tops are not permitted.
- The dress should not reveal any usual parts of the body. Trousers can be worn and should be full length.
- Shorts are not permitted.
Ladies are kindly reminded that they should follow the royal enclosure daywear dress code. Dresses should be a modest length and be no shorter than the knee.
- Tops and dress straps should be a width of at least 2.5cm.
- Trousers and suit jackets can be worn, but must be matching in colour and material and trousers should be full length.
- Hats should be worn at all times. Hats and head pieces should have a base of 10cm .
- Fascinators are no longer allowed to wear in the Royal Enclosure. For more information visit Royal Ascot Style Guide
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