The Royal Ascot is happening again this year, his prestigious event is the highlight of the social and sporting calender and the question on everyones lips is who will be there and what to wear..
The dress code is strict so its either go smart or go home and dress to impress and thanks to the new Royal Enclosure Style Guide that was introduced in March that wont be a problem. It contains some good ideas to make sure everyone looks chic and classy.
You always get that one guest that does not adhere to the dress code but thanks to the new style guide that wont happen, there are guidelines for ladies, gents and even children so no excuses this year for not getting the memo..
Its not all about bubbly and fashion though, we have to remember it is a sporting event as well  so for the die hard horse racing fans or for the people who feel lucky there is always http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/events/ascot-grand-finale  for all your betting needs.
Now back to the fashion, I am loving the outfits below as styled by Martha Ward (the British stylist and Royal Ascot TV Fashion presenter) even the gents look amazing in their unique suites…
Ladies are kindly reminded that formal daywear is a requirement in the Royal Enclosure, defined as follows:
• Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer.
• Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater.
• Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
• Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full length and of matching material and colour.
• Hats should be worn; however a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.
Ladies are kindly asked to note the following:
• Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted.
• Midriffs must be covered.
• Fascinators are not permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm).
Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress which must include:
• A waistcoat and tie (no cravats)
• A black or grey top hat
• Black shoes A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a private box, a private club or that facility’s terrace, balcony or garden.
Hats may also be removed within any enclosed external seating area within the Royal Enclosure Garden. The customisation of top hats (with, for example, coloured ribbons or bands) is not permitted in the Royal Enclosure.
CHILDREN (Admitted on Friday and Saturday only) Girls (aged 10-16) should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. Hats, headpieces or a fascinator may be worn but are not compulsory. Boys (aged 10-16) should either dress in accordance with the gentlemen’s dress code; or alternatively may wear a dark-coloured lounge suit with a shirt.
Overseas Visitors Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal National Dress of their country or Service Dress.
Serving Military Personnel Serving military personnel are welcome to wear Service Dress or equivalent.
Ladies within the main Grandstand Admission area are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion and ladies are kindly asked to take note of the following:
• A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
• Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted.
• Trousers must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above.
• Midriffs must be covered.
• Shorts are not permitted.
GENTLEMEN Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie.
CHILDREN Girls (aged 10-16) should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. Hats, headpieces or a fascinator may be worn but are not compulsory. Boys (aged 13-16) should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and a tie. Younger boys (aged 12 or under) should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie.
The Royal Ascot will be from 16th-20th June and with an event more than 300 years in the making and a yearly attendance of 300,00 people this is sure to be one event not to be missed.
Posted by Jasna of Fashionjazz

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