Races-Ready Dresses That Meet Ascot's Strictest Dress Code
When Royal Ascot banned fascinators, short hemlines, and strapless dresses in the Royal Enclosure, it made shopping for an outfit for the event all the more difficult. While visitors in the grandstand area benefit from looser rules that allow halter necks and smaller headpieces, if you're going anywhere near the queen, you'll need to ensure your your clothing follows the rules. Your "formal daywear" must have straps of one inch or more, a modest hemline falling just above the knee or longer, and you must wear a hat or large headpiece. Luckily, there are plenty of options out there that will satisfy the requirements. We've picked some of our favourite Ascot-friendly dresses, whether you're looking for pretty and vintage, or modern and bold. Now you just need the matching headwear!