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Royal Ascot Dress Code: What to Wear to the Most Prestigious Event of the Year

Jun 07,2024

Royal Ascot dress code what to wear blog cover image with two models posing in a yellow tie strap mini dress and a pink floral asymmetric frill dress with heels

The Royal Ascot is approaching and with the event among the most glamorous of the racing calendar, finding what to wear can be a bit of a challenge.   

Unlike other races, the Royal Ascot has a stricter dress code which varies depending on the enclosure. From fascinators being permitted in the Queen Anne Enclosure to strapless, bardot, halternecks and off the shoulder styles being prohibited in the Royal Enclosure, there’s a few rules to consider when deciding on your outfit.   

Aside from all the dress code regulations, the event is always an enjoyable day to remember. So, to help you out with what to wear, we’ve put together a selection of failsafe outfit choices that will have you looking your best and sticking to the dress policy.  

Including classic floral dresses and elegant midi dresses to sophisticated jumpsuits and tailored suits in summery vibrant colours that’ll turn heads.  

Keep reading for your ultimate guide to race day outfits you can rely on.  

Floral asymmetric midaxi dress

Model posing in a pink floral high neck asymmetric midaxi dress with gold heels and a gold bag

You can’t go wrong with a bold floral dress and this pink floral asymmetric midaxi dress from Georgia Louise’s collection is perfect. Pair with nude heels and simple earrings to complete the look. 

Bodycon ruched wrap midi dress

Model posing in a red boat neck ruched midi dress with black strappy heels

A colourblock option is a simple but chic race day dress and this figure hugging red ruched midi dress will give you exactly that. Wear with white strappy heels and a matching bag.  

Sage belted blazer + tailored trousers co-ord

Model posing in a sage belted blazer and tailored trousers co-ord set with white strappy heels

For an elegant non-dress option, stand out with a tailored suit. Perrie Sian’s sage belted blazer and tailored trousers co-ord, styles with white block heels will give you elegance and sophistication.

White lace belted shirt dress

Model posing in a white lace belted shirt mini dress with heels

Go for lace with this white lace belted shirt dress from Georgia Louise’s collection. Wear with low mules and a cute clutch bag.  

Blue tie strap jumpsuit

Model posing in a tie strap blue button ruched bust jumpsuit

If you prefer jumpsuits over dresses, this sky blue tie strap jumpsuit will be your must-have. Style with white strappy heels and simple jewellery.   

Sage green jacquard midaxi dress

Model posing in a long sleeve sage green floral jacquard asymmetric dress

Make a statement with this sage green jacquard midaxi dress from Perrie Sian’s collection. Pair with comfortable white block heels and wear your hair in a stylish updo for a chic look.  

White lace blazer + lace shorts co-ord

Model posing in a white lace blazer and white lace tailored shorts with strappy heels
Elevate the tailored style with a
white lace blazer and tailored shorts set. Team with coloured heels for a pop of colour.  

Pink satin skort playsuit

Model posing in a hot pink satin long sleeve drape skort playsuit with heels

Love bright colours? Our satin pink long sleeve skort playsuit is guaranteed to turn heads. Wear with white strappy heels and a headpiece.  

Tie strap button midi dress

Model posing in a yellow tie strap ruched under bust midi dress with heels and a bag

Yellow is a true summer colour and this ruched midi dress is cute and perfect for the season. Pair with clear or white heels and a matching clutch.   

Floral printed milkmaid midi dress

Model posing in a blue and white floral midi milkmaid dress with white strappy heels holding a white bag

Our floral printed milkmaid dress is a go-to for summer events that you can wear for plenty of other occasion. Style with low mules to keep comfortable all day.  

Floral printed chiffon pleated midi dress

Model posing in a pink and red floral angel sleeve pleated midi dress

Embrace colourful florals with Jess Millichamp’s angel sleeve pleated midi dress. Wear with nude heels and a matching bag.   

Floral chiffon top + maxi skirt co-ord

Model posing in a yellow and pink floral high neck crop top and frill detail maxi skirt co-ord

Stay on trend with the summer colours with our yellow floral chiffon top and maxi skirt co-ord set. Match with gold heels and a decorative head piece.  

White corsage waistcoat + tailored trousers co-ord

Model posing in a white corsage detail waistcoat and white tailored trousers co-ord with strappy heels

Dress to impress with our white tailored trousers and corsage detail waistcoat. Pair with pointed top slingback heels for a sophisticated style.  

Blue wrap detail swing dress

Model posing in a blue tie dye printed long sleeve swing dress with gold heels and a gold clutch bag

Switch the florals for another pretty print in this tie dye printed swing dress. Wear with silver low heels and a matching clutch bag.  

Black pleated wrap midi dress

Model posing in a black pleated wrap midi dress

If you want to keep things more lowkey, go for this pleated black midi dress. Match with black heels and a black grab bag or add some colour with a pair of pink block heels 

Linen look blazer + tailored shorts co-ord

Model posing in a yellow linen look blazer and tailored shorts set over a white bodysuit and heels

Keep things simple with a plain yellow linen look blazer and tailored shorts set over a white racer bodysuit. Complete the look with white heels

 

Linen look blazer + tailored shorts co-ord

Model posing in a cobalt blue wrap long sleeve mini dress with gold heels

This mini wrap jacquard dress in a bright cobalt blue will definitely get you compliments. Style with silver heels and some cute hair accessories.  


Feeling inspired and have your eye on an outfit? Whichever one you go for,
all of these race day ready outfit ideas are versatile and wearable for all your other summer events, including weddings and garden parties. See our full
women’s occasion collection here 


From the In The Style Team x

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