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2013 Ascot Dress Code

The Dress Code Rules for Ascot Are Revealed

Think you're Royal Ascot? Think again. Drop any preconceived notions you may have about dressing in a flirty, Springtime, fashion-forward outfit this season, as the style rules have changed so much, it's best to shop anew. An Ascot representative told Grazia Daily, "Ladies within the main Grandstand enclosure are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion." As a friendly reminder from last season, remember to always have your head covered in either a hat or fascinator depending on where you are seated and bring a blazer, shawl or jacket to keep your shoulders covered up. Anything strapless or sheer will leave you turning right around according the fashion police hired to keep a close watch on the crowd. Here's what NOT to wear, and for even more details, watch a video of apropos ensembles in this short video above. Fashion is anything but off to the races this season!

  • Despite the cropped pants trend this season, leave them for the Arts Club. All trousers should be full length.
  • No midriff of any kind can be visible.
  • Don't even consider sheer straps on a dress. They are unacceptable.

As for the blokes and the tots, men must wear a suit and tie, whilst young girls (17 and under) are expected to be dressed in smart dresses and hats or a fascinator are encouraged. Young boys (between 13-17), should be in a suit or jacket and a tie and if they are under 12 they are not required to wear a jacket or tie, but should be dressed clean and smart. What are your fashion plans for Ascot 2013?

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