Royal Ascot and in particular, Ladies Day, is not only the highlight of the racing world but is also very exciting for milliners everywhere. The history and high fashion that’s in abundance during race time makes for an entertaining and busy period.
At Kate Hill Headdresses, orders for Royal Ascot can be taken from January to May.
Prices start at £140.
The dress code
set out below is designed to help racegoers dress appropriately for the occasion.
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 the dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
Trouser suits are welcome. They should be full length and of matching material and colour.
Hats should be worn; 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 no longer permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches / 10cm.
Grandstand Admission racegoers have the choice to follow the dress code for the Grandstand or that of the Royal Enclosure.
Ladies within the main Grandstand Enclosure are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion.
Ladies are kindly asked to take particular note of the following:
A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.