Gentlemen are required to wear either grey, black or navy morning dress inside the Royal Enclosure, this must include:
Waistcoat and tie (ties can be ‘playful’ but no cravats)
Black or grey top hat
Black shoes, worn with socks
Gentlemen may remove their top hat when inside a Royal Ascot hospitality restaurant, a private club, a private box or that facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. Hats may also be removed within an enclosed external area inside the Royal Enclosure Garden. The customisation of top hats inside the Royal Enclosure is not permitted.
Ladies are required to wear formal daywear when inside the Royal Enclosure and this is defined below:
Dresses and skirts should be of modest length, falling just above the knee or longer
Tops and dresses should have straps of one inch or greater
Jackets and pashminas are permitted but must be worn over dresses and tops to comply with the dress code inside the Royal Enclosure
Trouser suits are allowed but should be of full length and matching colour and material
Hats should be worn; but a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or greater in diameter is an acceptable alternative
Ladies should also note the following
Halter neck, strapless, off the shoulder and spaghetti straps are strictly not permitted
Midriffs must be covered
Fascinators and headpieces without a base of 4 inches (10cm) are not permitted
Children are only admitted to the Royal Enclosure on Friday and Saturday.
Girls (aged 10-16) should be dressed for a formal occasion, smart summer dresses are suggested. Fascinators, headpieces and hats are permitted but are not compulsory.
Boys (aged 10-16) should dress in accordance with the dress code for gentlemen. Alternatively a dark-coloured lounge suit with a shirt and may be worn.
Visitors from overseas are welcome to wear either the formal National Dress or service dress of their country, in all enclosures.
Serving Military Personnel
Any serving military personnel are welcome to wear Service Dress or the equivalent, in all enclosures.
Queen Anne Enclosure
Ladies with admission to the Grandstand are encouraged to dress for a formal occasion and should take not of the following:
A hat, fascinator or headpiece should be worn at all times
Strapless/sheer strap top or dresses are not permitted, this includes off-the-shoulder, bardot and one shoulder items
Trousers must be full length and comply with the above guidelines
Midriffs should be covered
Shorts are not permitted
Gentlemen with Queen Anne Enclosure Admission must wear a suit with a collared shirt and tie, no bow ties or cravats will be accepted. You should also consider:
Jackets and trousers should be of matching colour and pattern
Socks must be worn at all times and should cover the ankles
Jeans, chinos and trainers are not acceptable
Boys (aged 13-16) should wear a jacket or suit with shirt and tie. Younger boys (aged 12 and under) should dress smart but no jacket or tie is required.
Girls (aged 10-16) should dress for a formal occasion. Smart summer dress is suggested. Hats, fascinators and headpieces are not compulsory.
Ladies within the Village Enclosure are encouraged to dress in formal attire and are asked to take note of the following:
A hat, headpiece or fascinator must be worn at all times
Strapless, sheer dresses and tops are not permitted and should follow the guidelines mentioned above
Trouser suits must be full-length, jumpsuits must fall below the knee and should adhere to the strap line regulations above
Midriffs must be covered
Shorts are not acceptable
Gentlemen aren’t required to wear suits but are asked to wear a jacket, full length trousers and collared shirt, whilst adhering to the following:
A tie should be worn at all times. Ties, bow ties or cravats are also permitted in the Village Enclosure
Socks must be worn at all times
Jeans and trainers are not acceptable