London has begun to pulse with the anticipation of the summer season and the ripples are spreading out to some of the season’s most iconic events. None, however, manage to combine the high-paced thrills and high-society hospitality of Royal Ascot.
Britain’s most valuable race meeting attracts many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for millions of pounds in prize money. Simply put, Royal Ascot is anticipated and revered the world over and those in the know have already started to plan their wardrobes, fragrances, jewellery, et al.
The Ascot Enclosures...
BLUE: Queen Anne Enclosure
“Ladies within the Queen Anne Enclosure are required to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion”
GREY: Royal Enclosure
“Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress”
PINK: Village Enclosure
“The Village Enclosure is a grassed area and ladies should consider their hat size and shoes accordingly”
YELLOW: Windsor Enclosure
“There is no official Dress Code for the Windsor Enclosure, but ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to dress in smart daywear”
Inspiration comes from many sources and the recent Style Guide by Ascot has got creative minds racing. Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance and eighth annual Royal Ascot Style Guide, in association with Cunard, was recently unveiled. Working closely with experienced stylist Prue White, Ascot has curated looks that will be at the forefront of fashion this summer with world-class fashion photographer Luìs Monteiro capturing the looks for all four Royal Ascot Enclosures.
The full guide is available online now: www.ascot.co.uk