Saturday, 15 June 2013

Guide to Ladies Dress Code for The Grandstand at Royal Ascot

Going to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot? Remember it is not just the Royal Enclosure with a dress code. Since last year the Grandstand Enclosure is also subject to a few rules.

 Grandstand Enclosure – formal daywear encouraged
Ladies have the choice to follow the dress code for the Grandstand or that of the Royal Enclosure.
 The dress code you must adhere to is as follows, and if you do break them you run the risk of being refused entry:
Necklines -No strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are permitted. 
 Like the Royal Enclosure the wearing of a jacket or matching bolero over a dress does not count – the actual dress still has to follow the guidelines. Unlike the Royal Enclosure the straps don’t have to be wider than 1 inch.

The above J by Jasper orange dress has a faint animal jacquard print to give texture. Price £69 from Debenhams.  Also has a matching jacket available at £69

This Kate Fearnley dress could also be worn in the Royal Enclosure as the straps are wider than 1 inch and the skirt is knee length. The dress has a contrasting stripe waistband which cinches in the waist, whilst the peplum complements the hips and bottom Price £185
Worn with Parmar Killy platform shoes £25
Kate has designed a matching fascinator for the dress. Price £45

Skirt length
There are no rules on the length of your skirt, so if you have gorgeous pins then show them off.

The distinctive embroidered panel down the side of this Fleur Kelinza designer dress continues with the line of your legs making them look even longer in the short length. With boned French pleated shoulder detail. Price £520

Definitely no bare midriffs and that also means no midriffs just covered in sheer fabrics. So if you want to show off your well toned stomach then go for the bodycon dress. 
The Vestry
Phase Eight

Brighten up the day whatever the weather in The Vestry yellow bandage dress Price £100
Phase Eight’s Arizona bandage dress may not reveal so much leg but definitely will outline that flat tummy. Price £125.

Unlike the Royal Enclosure, trousers do not have to be part of a suit with a matching jacket. But they still have to be smart and full length, so no shorts, cropped pants or jeans. And remember the top worn with the trousers does have to comply with the neckline/strap rule.

The hot trend this season is for patterned trousers.
 For a summery look, go for these Betty Barclay floral straight leg pants in cool cotton with a touch of elastane for that better fit.
 Price £90

Worn here with a lime green blouse £65

Next’s cigarette pants may have a subtle floral jacquard pattern, but the pink will make you stand out in the crowd. Also available in classic navy, soft silver gray and pale peach.
Price £32

Team the pink with a top in white, navy or grey for a more classic look, black for the dramatic look, and lime green or citrus orange for that bright tropical flavour.

Before last year, headgear wasn’t obligatory in the Grandstand, but now a headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.

The Kate Fearnley aqua blue fascinator is fixed with a comb on to the hair. Price £45

The Phase Eight Valentiena fascinator has a larger base making it suitable for both the Royal Enclosure and the Grandstand. The sinamay base disc is adorned with net and mini pom poms. This fascinator is secured by a satin covered headband. Colour: Lime Price was £59 now £49

And definitely No fancy dress, novelty or promotional/branded clothing allowed in either the Royal Enclosure or Grandstand.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing outfits.. They really looks good. I love buying costumes like this at Debenhams.. I always use Debenhams Discount Code



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