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Matching masks become this year’s must-have style accessory at Royal Ascot

ROYAL ENCLOSURE DRESS CODE 

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. Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Dresses and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are also not permitted.

• Jackets and pashminas may be worn. Tops and dresses underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure Dress Code. Midriffs must be covered. 

• Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full-length to the ankle and of matching material and colour. 

• Jumpsuits are welcome. They should fall below the knee, with regulations matching that for dresses and tops. 

• 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. Fascinators are not permitted.  

Two-Piece Suit: Gucci at My Wardrobe HQ mywardrobehq.com £34 per day to rent

Two-Piece Suit: Gucci at My Wardrobe HQ mywardrobehq.com £34 per day to rent. Hat: Victoria Grant victoriagrant.co.uk £2,149 Shoes: Roger Vivier at My Wardrobe HQ mywardrobehq.com £15 per day to rent or £160 to buy

Two-piece Suit: Laura Green, £2,200; Hat: Lisa Tan, £390; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, £495; Bag: Alexander McQueen, £1,090; Watch: Longines, £1,000. Pictured, Royal Enclosure

Two-piece Suit: Laura Green, £2,200; Hat: Lisa Tan, £390; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, £495; Bag: Alexander McQueen, £1,090; Watch: Longines, £1,000. Pictured, Royal Enclosure

Pictured, Royal Enclosure

Pictured, Royal Enclosure

Dress: Ashish @ MATCHESFASHION £2,415; Hat: Justine Bradley-Hill Millinery £635; Shoes: Alessandra Rich £735; Face Covering: Rachel Trevor Morgan £40

Dress: Zimmermann £2,400; Hat: Awon Golding, £895; Couture made-to-order; Shoes: GINA, £650. Pictured, Royal Enclosure

Dress: Zimmermann £2,400; Hat: Awon Golding, £895; Couture made-to-order; Shoes: GINA, £650. Pictured, Royal Enclosure

GENTLEMEN 

It is a requirement to wear black, grey or navy morning dress which must include: 

• A waistcoat and tie (no cravats or bow ties) 

• A black or grey top hat 

• Black shoes worn with socks A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a Private Box, a private club or a facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. 

Hats may also be removed within any enclosed external seating area within the Royal Enclosure Gardens. 

The customisation of top hats (with, for example, coloured ribbons or bands) is not permitted in the Royal Enclosure. Novelty waistcoats and ties are not permitted. Discreet patterns and those of a patriotic nature (for example, a national flag) are acceptable. 

Favourbrook Navy Morning Coat: £690. Pictured, Royal Enclosure

Navy Trousers: £240. Pictured, Royal Enclosure

Favourbrook Navy Morning Coat: £690; Navy Trousers: £240; Pale Pink Waistcoat: £290 White Shirt: £145; Silver Tie: £85; Pocket Square: £35; Top Hat: Oliver Brown £500; Cufflinks: Deakin & Francis @ MATCHESFASHION, £125 Shoes: Russell & Bromley £275; Face Covering: Marks & Spencer £9.50 pack of 5

Dress: Simone Rocha @ Mytheresa, £1,795; Hat: Lock & Co Couture by Awon Golding lockhatters.com, £1,200; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, £595. Pictured, Royal Enclosure

Dress: Simone Rocha @ Mytheresa, £1,795; Hat: Lock & Co Couture by Awon Golding lockhatters.com, £1,200; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, £595. Pictured, Royal Enclosure

CHILDREN 

Boys (aged 10-17) should either dress in accordance with the gentlemen’s Dress Code; or alternatively may wear a dark-coloured lounge suit with a shirt and tie. Girls (aged 10-17) should dress in accordance with the Ladies’ Dress Code. However, they may wear a headpiece or fascinator as an alternative to a hat, without any size restriction. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fancy dress, novelty and branded or promotional clothing is not permitted on site. Face masks must be worn as per Covid-19 protocols. It is requested that these are of a tasteful nature and selected with the same considerations in mind as when choosing a hat, waistcoat or tie. 

QUEEN ANNE ENCLOSURE DRESS CODE  

LADIES 

Ladies within the Queen Anne Enclosure are required to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion and are kindly asked to take note of the following:

• A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times. 

• Strapless dresses and tops are not permitted – including off-the shoulder, Bardot and one shoulder. Dresses and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are also not permitted

• Trouser suits must be full-length, and jumpsuits should fall below the knee. Both must adhere to the neckline regulations above

• Midriffs must be covered

• Shorts are not permitted 

Pictured, Queen Anne enclosure

Pictured, Queen Anne enclosure

Blouse: Vintage at Found and Vision £375; Hat: Victoria Grant £2,149; Bag: Fendi at Cancer Care Shop £120; Shoes: Vintage at Rellik, £145

Coat Dress: Laura Green, £2,900; Hat: Vivien Sheriff, £850; Couture Made-to-Order Shoes: GINA, £680. Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Coat Dress: Laura Green, £2,900; Hat: Vivien Sheriff, £850; Couture Made-to-Order Shoes: GINA, £680. Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Pictured, Queen Anne enclosure

Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Dress: Vintage at Found and Vision; Archive Hat and Face Covering: Beverley Edmondson, £475; Necklace: Vintage Louis Vuitton Stylist’s Own; Shoes: Vintage at Rellik, £145

Dress: Vintage at Found and Vision, £375; Hat: Stephen Jones Millinery, £2,070. Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Dress: Vintage at Found and Vision, £375; Hat: Stephen Jones Millinery, £2,070. Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Pictured, Queen Anne enclosure

Pictured, Queen Anne enclosure

Vintage YSL at Found and Vision; Blouse: Archive Skirt: Archive Hat: Vintage at Rellik, £150; Belt: Stylist’s Own; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, £1,850

Blouse: Vintage at eBay, £45; Vintage at Found and Vision Culottes: £250 Shoes: £250; Belt: Oxfam Online, £20; Hat: Philip Treacy, £POA. Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Blouse: Vintage at eBay, £45; Vintage at Found and Vision Culottes: £250 Shoes: £250; Belt: Oxfam Online, £20; Hat: Philip Treacy, £POA. Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

GENTLEMEN 

Gentlemen are required to wear a full-length suit with a collared shirt and tie, and kindly asked to take note of the following: 

• Jackets and trousers should be of matching colour and pattern

• A tie should be worn at all times. Bow ties and cravats are not permitted

• Socks must be worn and should cover the ankle

• Jeans, chinos and trainers are not permitted

Oliver Brown Jacket: £345; Trousers: £105; Shirt: £70; Tie: £59; Shoes: £240; Watch: Longines £1,750. Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Oliver Brown Jacket: £345; Trousers: £105; Shirt: £70; Tie: £59; Shoes: £240; Watch: Longines £1,750. Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Stylist Bay Garnett says: 'I love an outfit that is rich in accessories; it adds glamour and individualism. So, as well as a hat, add a cool vintage belt. It can also give a stylish throwback to the 1970s which were so stylish in the way that accessories were used.' Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

Stylist Bay Garnett says: ‘I love an outfit that is rich in accessories; it adds glamour and individualism. So, as well as a hat, add a cool vintage belt. It can also give a stylish throwback to the 1970s which were so stylish in the way that accessories were used.’ Pictured, Queen Anne Enclosure

CHILDREN

Boys aged 10-17 should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and tie. Younger boys nine and under should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie. Girls aged 17 and under should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. Hats, headpieces and fascinators may be worn but are not compulsory. 

 


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