WHAT TO WEAR TO ASCOT 2018

Wondering what to wear to Ascot? Well ponder no more as I have some tips to get you dress code ready for all the enclosures. Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race event, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3m in prize money. Each year the event is broadcast to audiences around the world, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special.

From the arrival of the Royal Procession at 2pm sharp to the communal singing around the Bandstand, with six top-class races between, each of the five days is unforgettable. There is a choice of four enclosures each with its own individual character.

 

What to wear to Ascot

 

My ensemble is for the Royal Enclosure and this beautiful bright fuchsia dress with the beaded details that I purchased a few years ago from Ted baker. I originally wore it to my sisters wedding, it’s the perfect dress to bring out of the closet for Royal Ascot. A simple midi dress with capped sleeves with these gorgeous beads around the neck line. The dress zips up at the back and comes in the traditional Ted Baker rose gold colour.

Next I opted for this fuchsia mini hat which just meets the requirements of the dress code when it comes to hats in the Royal Enclosure. The base comes in at 14cm which is well within the minimum 10cm diameter. This hat reminds me so much of the Mad Hatter from Alice In Wonderland, the mini version of course! It has black trimming and a black butterfly on one side made out of beads. I bought this from Accessorize at the same time as my dress.

As for my shoes after much thought and deliberation I went for these black shoe boots with lace-ups from Kurt Geiger. They go wonderfully with this outfit, however the only problem would be that the heels will dig into the grass a little. Of course they can be changed for a pair of shoes with a blocked heel.

Onto my accessories and to this silver encrusted clutch from LK Bennet. A decent size clutch which fits my iPhone, lipstick and any other small items I may need. The silver just breaks up the fuchsia and black and gives the whole look another dimension.

Now to my sunglasses and these are in the cat-eye style from Asos. So here’s me being hopeful that the sun will be shining bright. But I really don’t need an excuse to wear sunglasses. I will wear them regardless if its sunny or not, it helps with tired eyes! My watch is a gold Vintage Gucci which ties in with the gold buckles on my shoes.

Finally for the finishing touches makeup is kept to a minimal and for some colour on my lips I have decided to wear Red Velvet from Lime Crime Velvetines on top of Teddy bear. Therefore the red is rather muted then it would have been had I worn it on its own. My nails are in Alpine Snow from OPI, love white nails during the summer months.

 

Here are the dress codes for the enclosures and few suggestion as to what to wear to Ascot:

1.Royal Enclosure dress code;
So lets start of with the Royal Enclosure, you are expected to dress in formal daywear. Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer. All 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. However, they should be of full-length to the ankle and of matching material and colour. Jumpsuits are welcome too. They should also be of full-length to the ankle, with regulations matching that for dresses. Hats should be worn, however a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.

You are not permitted to wear strapless, off the shoulder, one shoulder, halter neck, sheer, bardot and spaghetti straps in the Royal Enclosure. Of course midriffs must be covered. Fascinators are not permitted, neither are headpieces which do not have a solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm) as mentioned before. I know they are very strict with their dress code and if you do not comply you will not be let in.

2.Queen Ann Enclosure dress code;
Within the Queen Anne Enclosure you are expected to dress for a formal occasion. Therefore, you are expected to wear a hat, headpiece or a fascinator at all times. Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted. Again no off the shoulder, bardot style and one shoulder dresses. If you are going for trouser suits and jumpsuits they must be full-length and worn with a top that meets guidelines similar to the dresses. Midriffs must be covered and shorts are not permitted.

 

Village Enclosure dress code;
In the Village Enclosure the dress code is similar to that of the Queen Ann enclosure. Most noteworthy you must wear a hat, headpiece or fascinator at all times. The dresses can not be strapless or have a sheer top. No off the shoulder, bardot style and one shoulder dresses. In addition trouser suits and jumpsuits must be full-length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines mentioned before. Shorts are not permitted and midriffs must be covered.

 

Windsor Enclosure dress code;
As for the Windsor Enclosure you are requested to dress in formal wear. In this enclosure you can wear a hat or a fascinator. However, no fancy dress, novelty and branded/promotional clothing are allowed.

 

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Thank you for stopping by to read my fashion post on What To Wear To Ascot. Please do let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Dress: Ted Baker similar here (@Karen Millen)

Shoes: Kurt Geiger similar here (@Kurt Geiger)

Clutch: LK Bennett similar here (@Accessorize)

Mini Hat: Accessorize

Sunglasses: ASOS

Nail Polish: OPI Alpine Snow

Lipstick: Lime Crime Velvetines 

 

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59 Comments

    • Lovely
      June 9, 2018 / 11:22 am

      Thank you so much hun.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Thank you Courtney.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  1. June 9, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Oh my goodness you look so gorgeous and the outfit is really eyecatching. It looks perfect for Ascot!

    Have a great weekend!
    Amy; Wandering Everywhere

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Aww glad to hear it Amy and thank you, hoe you had a fabulous weekend.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:01 am

      Thank you Lesley.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:01 am

      Thank you so much Anya.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. Yiota www.instagram.com/yiotou_la
    June 10, 2018 / 7:20 am

    Omg I love this color on you, it is such a gorgeous dress!!! Ted Baker has a beautiful selection of dresses, I bought one a few years back for a wedding and everyone kept asking me about it!!! x

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com/

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Ted Baker do some really gorgeous pieces when it comes to occasion wear. Thank you so much Yiota.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. June 10, 2018 / 8:00 am

    There are so many rules as to what to wear! One inch strap? Wow… I like it – it’s culture and I believe it’s great to cultivate one – but what if the strap is a little less than one inch? They throw you out?
    When I was younger I used to watch a lot of Midosmer Murders and in many episodes the characters attended various events and I always wanted to get a chance to take a part in some – such race would be a dream come true.
    I love the dress, it’s simple and elegant (or maybe it’s elegant because it’s simple? I don’t know). I love the shoes and this little hat is just too cute. You look very chic. Ps. love the hairstyle!
    Dorota
    http://www.fetchcandle.wordpress.com

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:05 am

      I know tell me about it, but I am also curious to know whether or not they let people in if the straps are a little less than the recommended one inch. I used to watch that programme too! Thank you so much and have a wondrful week Dorota.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. June 10, 2018 / 11:44 am

    You look fabulous, the mini hat is super cute. It definitely gives glamour and that perfect racing event vibe.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Love that mini hat Mercy, and thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thank you Carmen, I’m not into pink but thought why not wear a colour I wouldn’t normally wear.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thank you so much Olivia. Have a fabulous day!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. June 11, 2018 / 6:16 am

    What a stunning outfit! that pink dress is beautiful on you and I love the fascinator with it!

    We don’t have Ascot here but we do have Melbourne Cup day which is kinda similar.

    Hope that you had a wonderful weekend 🙂 We had a birthday party for my eldest so it was a bit busy, but lots of fun.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:16 am

      I’m sure the birthday party was fun. Thank you so much, and yes The Melbourne Cup Day sounds very similar to Ascot. Have a wonderful day.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 11, 2018 / 8:16 am

      Thank you Varuna.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much,

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 11:23 am

      Aww thank you Kate, so happy to hear that.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 11:24 am

      Thank you Mariann.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 11:24 am

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. June 12, 2018 / 10:41 am

    You look absolutely stunning! Love this dress on you!
    Thanks for sharing the dress code too – I had no idea it was so complicated!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 11:25 am

      I know tell me about it, and thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 11:25 am

      Thank you Freja.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. June 12, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Loving the dress style and colors as it looks so fabulous on you! You are right about the addition of silver to break up the black and pink. Love the style idea. Sounds like a great event to attend and an experience of a lifetime.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 11:26 am

      So happy to hear that Pantene and thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you Valeria.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 13, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 14, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Aww thank you so much hun.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 14, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thank you so much Juliana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 14, 2018 / 8:14 am

      So happy to hear that Anya.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 14, 2018 / 8:16 am

      I have heard about the Kentucky Derby and that sounds amazing too! Thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. June 14, 2018 / 4:54 am

    You’re def ready for the races dhhhhharling! The dress and colour is super flattering and how cuuuute is that mini hat! Enjoy! xo

    • Lovely
      June 14, 2018 / 8:16 am

      Thank you so much Biki.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. monica sors
    June 14, 2018 / 8:29 am

    omg, so stylish!!!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: BACKLESS WHITE DRESS

    • Lovely
      June 14, 2018 / 11:15 am

      Thank you Monica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      June 20, 2018 / 9:25 am

      Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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