Royal Ascot Dresses … Your Perfect Guide

Due to it’s strict, time honoured dress code, selecting Royal Ascot dresses requires much time and consideration. Dressing for your day at the races is a truly thrilling experience for which you’ll need to be fittingly pristine. You’ll have no problem making a statement whilst adhering to the rules, in a dress from our carefully selected edit. All that remains is to find some fabulous heels and a statement hat to accompany your sensational dress!

Royal Ascot Dresses And The Dress Code

There are specific do’s and don’ts regarding Royal Ascot dresses depending on the enclosure you have selected. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to mingle with the likes of William and Kate in the Royal Enclosure. Maybe you’ll spend the day admiring hats and sipping tea over at the New Village. Wherever you enjoy your race day, make sure you are appropriately attired so you can relax and appreciate the experience. If you’re opting for straps instead of sleeves, the Royal enclosure requires them to be at least an inch in width. The cream, cotton lace dress by Jonathan Simkhai in perfect this case. The dress also has a playful handkerchief skirt which flatters and fits with the guidelines on hem length.

If you’d prefer a full-length sleeve, opt for the belted woven dress by Andrew GN. This dress offers elegant cuffed sleeves and a stunning floral print with an embellished waist belt. Fellow spectators will struggle to keep their eyes on the races!

Royal Ascot Dresses To Make You Feel Like A Winner

Even if your horse finishes last, these stunning Royal Ascot Dresses will make you feel like a true winner! At the Windsor enclosure, formality is still required however the guidelines are somewhat more relaxed. Ladies are able to wear a slightly higher hemline and you’re more likely to observe Royal Ascot Dresses without sleeves. A dress such as the Paule Ka, Bois De Rose pink sheath dress is an ideal choice for the Windsor enclosure. It’s appropriately formal with a beautiful neckline and a hem that sits just above the knee. The bow detailing on the waist is a charming detail that’s full of character.

Alternatively, there’s the Gwenyth Viola Dress by The Reformation. With it’s slightly more laid back wrap design and an on-trend polka dot print, this dress can be styled in many ways. It’ll look fantastic with heels and a fascinator for race day and ideally can be styled with flats again afterwards.