From the traditional dress code, to the rich history behind, Ascot has established itself as a national institution; with Royal Ascot becoming the centre piece of the British social calendar.
Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. The outfits at Ascot are almost as talked about as the racing itself, which is why every year the prestigious event releases an official style guide.
In line with the famous dress code, Coast invited us to attend the event and put together a guide to inspire you with what to wear at Royal Ascot next year. Coast is the epitome of elegance, a brand that is most-loved for their red carpet worthy dresses, flattering and timeless pieces for all the events in our lives.
Royal Ascot seemed like the perfect excuse for a frantic shopping trip, and within a couple of minutes spent in store I found myself a formal day outfit, a requirement both in the Royal Enclosure or Queen Anne Enclosure. As trousers should be of full length, I opted for a pair of palazzo trousers, great for petites as they elongate the figure, and a bow jacket in a beautiful and elegant pink.
Unless you’re in the Windsor Enclosure, please bear in mind that strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Also dresses and skirts should fall just above the knee or longer, so keep these things in mind when buying your outfit for Royal Ascot.
And lastly, a hat or fascinator should be worn at all times. Coast is renowned for their chic and affordable head pieces, and my fascinator was very appreciated amongst the attendees.
Watch the video below to see exactly what you can and can’t wear at Royal Ascot.
Royal Ascot Style Guide 2016