Ascot dresses – our customers are already shopping for the perfect dress for race day. Yes, one of the most fashionable race weeks will soon be here! Royal Ascot. Judging by the amount of tickets already sold for this glorious week of racing and fashion – it is going to be even more amazing than ever. If you have never been – it is worth going if you do nothing else but people watch!

This year, the organisers are tightening up the dress code even more. Much needed in my opinion as Ladies Day was looking more like a hen night than a posh day out!

Our special occasion collections and daywear ranges are perfect for Ascot. With dresses from £59 in our fab new Smashed Lemon collection, there is lots of choice with prices that will still leave you enough money to gamble!

Do bear in mind it can be very cold at the race-course, even in June! I was really glad of a jacket and a pashmina shawl when I went. We can also help with those all important accessories of hats and fascinators for race days.

Ascot dresses – don’t gamble and get it wrong!

The type of dress you wear to this event depends on which enclosure you are going in. The Royal Enclosure is the most strict.

Dresses must be on the knee or below the knee. They must have straps of one inch or greater so no spaghetti straps.  You don’t have to wear a jacket – pashminas are acceptable but remember your dress must adhere to the dress code. When it comes to what you wear on your head, be warned! In the Royal Enclosure, you cannot wear a fascinator. Hatinators or head discs must have a solid base  at least 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.

This is not the case in the other enclosures though. You can wear fascinators of any size in the Queen Anne and Village enclosures. However, you must keep these on at all times. Strapless and sheer strap dresses are not permitted either.

In the Windsor Enclosure, no formal dress code applies. But let’s face it, if you are going to Royal Ascot, part of the whole experience is dressing up for it!

There is a fabulous dress code video you can watch which gives you all the hints and top fashion tips.