This year, the Ascot five days of horse-racing paired with celeb-spotting and decadent style will kick-off on the 19th June.
Typically attended by the royals, as is well-known, Ascot is deemed as one of the most stylishly superior events in the racing diary, so, if you're planning on attending, it would make sense that you ensure that you are looking hot-to-trot. Here's a few of our sensible yet chic style suggestions that'll satisfy the events strict dress code.
1. Chiffon dress
Irregardless of the enclosure you're in, to be on the safe side, you need to ensure that your outfit reaches below the knee, or slightly above.
This will be for most of the enclosures, though the more relaxed Windsor enclosure states: "While no formal dress code applies here, we encourage racegoers to dress for the occasion".
2. Suit and trousers
If you're not sure of the weather and you want to be on the safe side, suit jackets and trousers are always a great option, and Ascot allow it in their dress code: "Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full length to the ankle and of matching material and colour."
In the year prior, Ascot decided to allow jumpsuits to the bill for the first time ever. *Sighs of relief*:
"The inclusion of jumpsuits as part of the Royal Enclosure dress code recognises our customers' fashion-forward taste and reflects our awareness of seasonal trends" said Julie Slot, Commercial Director at Ascot.
Nevertheless, you need to ensure that the style is full-length and, of course, no midriff should be displayed.
4. Pastel-coloured coat
Although many women arrive at Ascot with a preconceived notion on what they need to wear to make an impact, feathers and fuschia can look a bit garish in real-life. The Ascot designer, Crabb, encourages her clients to wear rather simple, architectural silhouettes in soft colours - corals, blues, pinks. These colours will look great in photographs but can also be accessorised with flashes of bold colour.