Ascot Style Guide

Ascot Style Guide
Dressing for Ascot can create a whole heap of stress; but only if you let it! So let our handy style tips guide you through the do’s and don’ts of the iconic enclosures.

Royal Enclosure

When dressing for Ascot’s prestigious Royal Enclosure, it’s important your wardrobe ticks all the rules. So remember, dresses and skirts should fall just above the knee or longer, dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater, trouser suits and jumpsuits must be full length and of matching material and colour, and headpieces must have a solid base of four inches or more.

Queen Anne Enclosure

The beating heart of Ascot, the Queen Anne Enclosure is where the action’s at. When putting your outfit together, don’t forget strapless dresses and tops are not permitted, and neither are shorts. However, trousers and jumpsuits are allowed, provided they’re full length, and a hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.

Village Enclosure

Ascot’s Village Enclosure offers an exhilarating experience of the races. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Ascot Grandstand, you’ll need a suitable outfit, to match. With that said, one-shoulder dresses, strapless tops and bardot necklines are not permitted. Trousers and jumpsuits must be full length if worn; while a hat, headpiece or fascinator must be worn at all times.

Windsor Enclosure

If you’re in the Windsor Enclosure, you can breathe a sigh of relief; as the dress code is a little more relaxed in here. But even though bardot necklines and shorter hems are allowed, you still have to dress for a formal occasion. That means topping off your look with a fancy fascinator or hat, and hand-held clutch to match.