As race day is coming up in Ascot, there is one most important question: What will you be wearing? Every race enthusiast knows that being in the stands at Royal Ascot for the race days requires a
certain level of style. And the staff won’t hesitate to give you the boot if you try to come in and break the dress code.
Are you ready for the Gold Cup at Ascot? It’s coming up in June, a tradition that goes all the way back to 1807. The horse who won this race the most times is Yeats, he won four times, the last was in 2009.
But let’s get back to the clothes, the hats, and what the fans will be wearing in the grandstands. One thing is for sure–there will be no trainers, and especially no promotional t-shirts, and by God no logos across anyone’s chest. I think even a little swoosh might be grounds to get you tossed out!
But let’s focus on what you CAN wear. “Ladies are encouraged to dress as for a formal occasion…a hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times,” says the dress code. But don’t let us see you wearing a strapless or sheer strap dress…and cover up that midriff too! No shorts, come on, ladies this is the ROYAL ASCOT not a pub in Leeds.
And for you gents….yes we are calling you Gentlemen, not blokes. You’ll be needing to show up with a suit with a shirt and tie. No bolos, no cowboy ties, no bowties. And no shorts, jeans or for Godsake, trainers. Nobody wants to see that. And now for some of the highlights from 2014’s season. For more information on the true style and the importance of what you wear to the Royal Ascot, we turned to Vogue UK, which has this to say about the event.
“Royal Ascot is the millinery equivalent to the international shows. A parade of all the best and most elaborate creations about, it’s a feast for the eyes–and this year didn’t disappoint.” Alice Linley, left, works for British Horse Racing Authority, she described her outfit: An ASOS dress with a new look clutch and matching Topshop shoes. and she said she designed her hat herself!
Blogger Andrea Emerson, right, wore a Put a Bow On It dress with New Look shoes, combined with a Bernie McGarry hat and a belt she got on eBay.