Royal Ascot Fashion 2017: At Royal Ascot the horses are not the only ones on show, they have some heavy competition from the racegoers’ fabulous outfits.
But be warned – whether you go in the Royal Enclosure or the Queen Anne Enclosure – there are dress codes that cannot be broken.
The Royal Enclosure
Dresses and skirt should fall just above the knee or longer. Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted (even if worn under a jacket) – straps have to be one inch wide or greater. Midriffs must be covered.
Coast’s Flamenco shift dress with its fashionable cold shoulder straps proves you can be on trend whilst abiding by the Royal Enclosure’s strict dress code.
Note: Trousers suits can be worn but the trousers must be full length and match the material, pattern and colour of the jacket.
For headwear the rule is: hats or a substantial fascinator (with a base more than 10cm in diameter) must be worn at all times. Fascinators are not permitted if they have a base less than 10cm.
Wow the crowds with William Chamber’s Origami Coolie hat from his Scotia Japonica SS17 collection.
Seal the glamour with a kiss! Lulu Guinness pink Perspex lip clutch bag, was £245, now £196 via House of Fraser.
Queen Anne Enclosure
Dresses and skirt lengths can be above the knee but shorts are not permitted so no fashionable playsuits allowed. Strapless or sheer straps are not permitted and that does mean the on trend Bardot neckline is a definite No NO. Again, midriffs must be covered.
Alesha Dixon’s cute mini dress with wide buckle straps is fresh and summery with a Royal blue and white abstract flower print design. Price £90 from Little Black Dress Co.
Fascinators are permitted but all headwear must be worn at all times. Hats by Cressida’s Ostrich Royal Blue & White fascinator via Etsy will make a statement. Price £239.52.
Fascinators won’t keep the sun out of your eyes so don’t forget a cool pair of sunglasses. Folli Follie’s semi transparent pink and blue frames offer a light and fun style whilst protecting the eyes. Price £100.
Keep all your essentials in Aspinal of London’s letterbox saddle bag in a light but bright blue to complement the Royal blue of your outfit. Price £395 via House of Fraser.
Jewellery for Both Outfits
The must-have and very apt jewellery for Royal Ascot is from Links of London – their Ascot range of course. Links of London is one of the official licensees to Ascot and this special collection will be available mid May from their stores, website and Ascot on site retail stores.
Ascot Rose Gold Vermeil and Diamond Horse Shoe Earrings. Price £250. Also pictured: Cuff bracelet and Necklace from the same collection.
Shoes for Both Outfits
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