The dress code for the prestigious racing event has, in recent years, been a bit misunderstood among newer racegoers, which is why Ascot has decided to release a very helpful style guide (along with an extended dress code rule book which was implemented last year), to make sure that no one gets it wrong on the big day!
“It was the first time in over 300 years of racing that we have ever done anything like this,” said Charles Barnett, Chief Executive of Ascot Racecourse about the super-strict dress code.
“Without a shadow of a doubt – the overall look of the whole site – all enclosures, was markedly improved. People want to dress up at Royal Ascot and are disappointed when others haven’t made the effort and respected the occasion, its traditions.
“I think it gave people the confidence to be proud of dressing in a formal manner and appreciate what that actually means.”
You can head to the official Ascot website to check out the new rules for yourselves, as well as see the style guide which was helpfully put together for some sartorial inspiration.