Elegant race goers have lengthy been accustomed to dressing to impress for the Royal Ascot – however this yr, the annual occasion is encouraging friends to be extra daring than ever with their outfit selections.  

Royal Ascot, which will get underway at the moment, is a spotlight of the British summer season season and, after two years of uncertainty over Covid, this summer season’s occasion will mark a return of occasion-wear for a lot of attendees.

This yr’s Royal Ascot Fashion Information, which is the eleventh of its variety, options rising British fashion icon, actress, and mannequin Greta Bellamacina, and her artist husband Robert Montgomery, in addition to British manufacturers like Vampire’s Spouse, Erdem and Shrimps.

Greta suggested: ‘Pull issues out of your wardrobe that you could be not have been daring sufficient to put on all year long.’ 

In the meantime it additionally seems to encourage racegoers to embrace a extra ‘informal’ take a look at the occasion, with feminine fashions posing in mini clothes and platform heels, whereas males are permitted to put on Cuban shirts and printed clothes. 

Attendees within the Royal Enclosure are required to put on a ‘modest’ hemline, nevertheless elsewhere within the information it seems sky-high mini skirts could also be permitted in different enclosures. 

This yr’s Royal Ascot Fashion Information, which is the eleventh of it is variety, is eager to show to racing followers all over the world that British vogue homes will help these attending the Royal Assembly is about wanting your greatest (pictured: Costume: Me and Em £150, Hat: Jane Taylor £980, Sneakers: Paul and Joe, £635) 

Pictured: Women's outfit: Jacket: Pinko £423, Trousers: Pinko £242, Hat: William Chambers, Shoes: Dee Ocleppo £355, Earrings: Garrard £16,000. Men's outfit: Favourbrook suit jacket £620, suit trousers £260, tie £95, waistcoat £250, Shoes: Hawes and Curtis £149

Pictured: Celia B jacket £239, waistcoat £110, trousers £128, headband: Camilla Rose £125, Shoes: Pretty Ballerina £150, Bag: Radley London £129

Pictured left: Girls’s outfit: Jacket: Pinko £423, Trousers: Pinko £242, Hat: William Chambers, Sneakers: Dee Ocleppo £355, Earrings: Garrard £16,000. Males’s outfit: Favourbrook go well with jacket £620, go well with trousers £260, tie £95, waistcoat £250, Sneakers: Hawes and Curtis £149. Pictured proper: Celia B jacket £239, waistcoat £110, trousers £128, headband: Camilla Rose £125, Sneakers: Fairly Ballerina £150, Bag: Radley London £129

The Royal Ascot Fashion Information establishes the official Costume Code of the Royal Assembly and is a bellwether and supply of inspiration on this planet of event dressing. 

The styling has been directed by acclaimed stylist Rachel Bakewell, for whom Greta is a shopper and co-collaborator, and the photographs delivered to life by visionary photographer Tung Walsh. 

Manufacturers that includes within the information embody the likes of Simone Rocha, Erdem, Shrimps and Vampire’s Spouse to call a number of, styled throughout Royal Ascot’s 4 Enclosures’ costume codes.   

For 2022, the Royal Ascot Fashion Information pays homage to the unimaginable expertise and magnificence of each worldwide and British vogue homes, with trend-setting designs from established and rising manufacturers, by means of to excessive finish and excessive road. 

Pictured left: Reiss jacket £378, trousers £178, shoes £118, Shirt: Gant £265. Right: Dress: Ghost £145, Hat: Stephen Jones £1,260, Shoes: Reformation £245, Necklace: Margaux Studios £170

Pictured left: Reiss jacket £378, trousers £178, sneakers £118, Shirt: Gant £265. Proper: Costume: Ghost £145, Hat: Stephen Jones £1,260, Sneakers: Reformation £245, Necklace: Margaux Studios £170 

THE OFFICIAL ROYAL ASCOT STYLE GUIDE 2022 

ROYAL ENCLOSURE DRESS CODE 

LADIES  

Pictured left: Favourbrook jacket £720, trousers £250, waistcoat £320, tie £95, pocket square £35, Oliver Brown top hat £500, Shirt £85, Shoes: Haes and Curtis £149. Pictured right: The Vampire's Wife dress £1,650, Handbag £450, Hat: Edwina Ibbotson £1,580, Shoes: Roger Vivier £1,350, Ring: Garrard £8,000

Pictured left: Favourbrook jacket £720, trousers £250, waistcoat £320, tie £95, pocket sq. £35, Oliver Brown high hat £500, Shirt £85, Sneakers: Haes and Curtis £149. Pictured proper: The Vampire’s Spouse costume £1,650, Purse £450, Hat: Edwina Ibbotson £1,580, Sneakers: Roger Vivier £1,350, Ring: Garrard £8,000 

Erdem dress £2490, hat £1395, gloves £390, Emilia Wickstead shoes £515, earrings: 4element. Available to rent.

Erdem costume £2490, hat £1395, gloves £390, Emilia Wickstead sneakers £515, earrings: 4element. Accessible to lease. 

  • Clothes and skirts ought to be of modest size outlined as falling simply above the knee or longer. 
  • Clothes and tops ought to have straps of 1 inch or higher. Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps aren’t permitted. Clothes and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are additionally not permitted.
  • Jackets and pashminas could also be worn. Tops and clothes beneath ought to nonetheless adjust to the Royal Enclosure Costume Code. Midriffs should be coated. 
  • Trouser fits are welcome. They need to be of full-length to the ankle and of matching materials and color.
  • Jumpsuits are welcome. They need to fall under the knee, with laws matching that for clothes. 
  • Hats ought to be worn; nevertheless, a headpiece which has a stable base of 4 inches (10cm) or extra in diameter is suitable as an alternative choice to a hat. Fascinators aren’t permitted. 

GIRLS

  • Ladies (aged 10-17) ought to costume in accordance with the Women’ Costume Code. Nevertheless, they could put on a headpiece or fascinator as an alternative choice to a hat, with none measurement restriction. 

 GENTLEMEN

Favourbrook jacket £720, trousers £250, waistcoat £280, tie £110, shoes £320, Oliver Brown top hat £500, shirt £85

Favourbrook jacket £720, trousers £250, waistcoat £280, tie £110, sneakers £320, Oliver Brown high hat £500, shirt £85 

It’s a requirement to put on black, gray or navy morning costume which should embody: 

  • A waistcoat and tie (no cravats or bow ties)
  • A black or gray high hat
  • Black sneakers worn with socks

A gentleman could take away his high hat inside a restaurant, a Personal Field, a personal membership or a facility’s terrace, balcony or backyard. 

Hats can also be eliminated inside any enclosed exterior seating space throughout the Royal Enclosure Gardens.

The customisation of high hats (with, for instance, colored ribbons or bands) isn’t permitted within the Royal Enclosure

Novelty waistcoats and ties aren’t permitted. Discreet patterns and people of a patriotic nature (for instance, a nationwide flag) are acceptable.

BOYS

  • Boys (aged 10-17) ought to both costume in accordance with the gents’s Costume Code; or alternatively could put on a dark-coloured lounge go well with with a shirt and tie. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fancy costume, novelty and branded or promotional clothes isn’t permitted on website.

QUEEN ANNE ENCLOSURE DRESS CODE  

LADIES 

Pictured: Dress: Simone Rocha £995, Hat: Jane Taylor £1,560, ShuShu Tong bag £450, shoes £875

Pictured: Emilia Wickstead dress: £1,650, shoes £590, Hat: Edwina Ibbotson £2,045

Pictured left: Costume: Simone Rocha £995, Hat: Jane Taylor £1,560, ShuShu Tong bag £450, sneakers £875. Pictured proper: Emilia Wickstead costume: £1,650, sneakers £590, Hat: Edwina Ibbotson £2,045

Pictured left: Dress: Lisa the Label £720, Hat: Emily London £885, Shoes: Roger Vivier £1,150. Pictured right: Oliver Brown suit £327, shirt £85, tie £69, pocket square: Richard Anderson £84, shoes: Christian Louboutin £775

Pictured left: Costume: Lisa the Label £720, Hat: Emily London £885, Sneakers: Roger Vivier £1,150. Pictured proper: Oliver Brown go well with £327, shirt £85, tie £69, pocket sq.: Richard Anderson £84, sneakers: Christian Louboutin £775

Women throughout the Queen Anne Enclosure are required to decorate in a fashion as befits a proper event and are kindly requested to pay attention to the next:

  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator ought to be worn always.
  • Strapless and sheer clothes and tops aren’t permitted. Please observe our definition of strapless necklines embody off-the-shoulder, Bardot and one shoulder. Clothes and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are additionally not permitted. Midriffs should be coated.
  • Trouser fits should be full-length and jumpsuits ought to fall under the knee. Each should adhere to the neckline laws above. Shorts aren’t permitted.

GIRLS 

  • Ladies aged 17 and underneath ought to be dressed for a proper event. Sensible summer season clothes are instructed. 
  • Hats, headpieces and fascinators could also be worn however aren’t obligatory. 

GENTLEMEN 

Richard James jacket £585, trousers £345, Oliver Brown shirt £85, tie £49, Hawes and Curtis pocket square £29, shoes £149

Richard James jacket £585, trousers £345, Oliver Brown shirt £85, tie £49, Hawes and Curtis pocket sq. £29, sneakers £149 

Pictured left: Oliver Spencer suit jacket £369, suit trousers £189, shirt: Budd £130, Tie: Oliver Brown £59, pocket square: Richard Anderson £95, shoes: Harry's £350. Pictured right: Richard James jacket £745, trousers £325, shirt: Budd £130, tie: Oliver Brown £49, pocket square: Richard Anderson £95, shoes: Russel and Bromley £225

Pictured left: Oliver Spencer go well with jacket £369, go well with trousers £189, shirt: Budd £130, Tie: Oliver Brown £59, pocket sq.: Richard Anderson £95, sneakers: Harry’s £350. Pictured proper: Richard James jacket £745, trousers £325, shirt: Budd £130, tie: Oliver Brown £49, pocket sq.: Richard Anderson £95, sneakers: Russel and Bromley £225

Gents’s Costume Code Gents are required to put on a full-length go well with with a collared shirt and tie, and kindly requested to pay attention to the next: Jackets and trousers ought to be of matching color and sample. 

  • A tie ought to be worn always. Bow ties and cravats aren’t permitted.
  • Socks should be worn and will cowl the ankle. Denims, chinos and trainers aren’t permitted. 

BOYS

  • Boys aged 10-17 ought to put on a go well with or jacket with a shirt and tie. Youthful boys 9 and underneath ought to be dressed neatly however aren’t required to put on a jacket or tie. 

VILLAGE ENCLOSURE 

LADIES

Pictured left: Bora Aksu blouse £429, skirt £385, shoes £595, hat: Juliette Botterill £370, handbag: Roger Vivier £1,050

Pictured right: dress: Temperley £560, hat: Yuan Li Milinery £580, shoes: Jimmy Choo £750

Pictured left: Bora Aksu shirt £429, skirt £385, sneakers £595, hat: Juliette Botterill £370, purse: Roger Vivier £1,050. Pictured proper: costume: Temperley £560, hat: Yuan Li Milinery £580, sneakers: Jimmy Choo £750 

Pictured left: Shrimps dress £495, bag £475, hat: Bee Smith £250, shoes: Office £40, earrings: Margaux Studios £195. Pictured right: Gant blazer £350, trousers £175, shirt: Hawes and Curtis £55, tie: Oliver Brown £59, shoes: Christian Louboutin £775

Pictured left: Shrimps costume £495, bag £475, hat: Bee Smith £250, sneakers: Workplace £40, earrings: Margaux Studios £195. Pictured proper: Gant blazer £350, trousers £175, shirt: Hawes and Curtis £55, tie: Oliver Brown £59, sneakers: Christian Louboutin £775

Women throughout the Village Enclosure are required to decorate in a fashion as befits a proper event and are kindly requested to pay attention to the next:

  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator ought to be worn always.
  • Strapless and sheer clothes and tops aren’t permitted. Please observe our definition of strapless necklines embody off-the-shoulder, Bardot and one shoulder. Clothes and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are additionally not permitted. Midriffs should be coated.
  • Trouser fits should be full-length, and jumpsuits ought to fall under the knee. Each should adhere to the neckline laws above. Shorts aren’t permitted

Please observe, the Village Enclosure is a grassed space and women ought to think about their hat measurement and sneakers accordingly. Smaller hats or fascinators and wedges or block heels are advisable instead of giant headwear or stilettos.

GIRLS 

  • Ladies aged 17 and underneath ought to be dressed for a proper event. Sensible summer season clothes are instructed.
  • Hats, headpieces and fascinators could also be work however aren’t obligatory. 

GENTLEMEN 

Gant blazer £350, trousers £175, Hawes and Curtis shirt £55, shoes £149, tie: Oliver Brown £59

Gant blazer £350, trousers £175, Hawes and Curtis shirt £55, sneakers £149, tie: Oliver Brown £59 

Gents are required to put on a full-length trousers and jacket with a collared shirt and tie, and kindly requested to pay attention to the next:

  • A tie ought to be worn always. Ties, bow ties or cravats could be worn within the Village Enclosure.
  • Socks should be worn and will cowl the ankle.
  • Denims and trainers aren’t permitted.

BOYS 

Boys aged 10-17 ought to put on a go well with or jacket with a shirt and tie. Youthful boys 9 and underneath ought to be dressed neatly however aren’t required to put on a jacket or tie. 

WINDSOR ENCLOSURE 

LADIES

Dress: LK Bennett £499, hat: Juliette Botterill £430, shoes: Kurt Geiger £99

Costume: LK Bennett £499, hat: Juliette Botterill £430, sneakers: Kurt Geiger £99 

While there isn’t a official Costume Code for the Windsor Enclosure, Women are inspired to decorate in sensible daywear.

It is suggested that women put on sensible apparel with a hat or fascinator.

GENTLEMEN

Ted Baker jacket £279, trousers £150, shirt £95, pocket square: Oliver Brown £35, shoes: Grenson £295

Ted Baker jacket £279, trousers £150, shirt £95, pocket sq.: Oliver Brown £35, sneakers: Grenson £295

While there isn’t a official Costume Code for the Windsor Enclosure, Gents are inspired to decorate in sensible daywear.

It is suggested that Gents put on a jacket, collared shirt and full-length trousers.

 

 

The lookbook showcases quite a lot of appears to be like to go well with all tastes and budgets designers equivalent to Simone Rocha and Emilia Wickstead, by means of to ME+EM, Reiss, LK Bennett and Radley London, assist to raise the long-lasting Costume Code and set a brand new commonplace for event dressing.

That includes a combination of suiting, clothes and separates for girls, this yr’s information contains ethereal clothes in pastels, floral prints and metallics as modelled by Greta.

These items are additionally juxtaposed with vibrant jewelled tones, and smooth vampish clothes, highlighting the sense of creativity and enjoyable that may be had in terms of dressing for the event and particular person fashion.

For gents, traditional tailoring and lightweight summer season fits in linen, seersucker, and cotton are punctuated by debonair accents of sample and texture with ties and pocket squares.

Pictured left: Suit: Baggers Run £820, Budd Shirt: £245, Tie £105, Shoes: Christian Louboutin £850. Pictured right: Suit: Baggers Run £780, Shirt: Hawes and Curtis £55, Shoes: Hawes and Curtis £149, Tie: Oliver Brown £65

Pictured left: Go well with: Baggers Run £820, Budd Shirt: £245, Tie £105, Sneakers: Christian Louboutin £850. Pictured proper: Go well with: Baggers Run £780, Shirt: Hawes and Curtis £55, Sneakers: Hawes and Curtis £149, Tie: Oliver Brown £65 

These are complemented with prints, pops of color, and Cuban collar shirts within the Windsor and Village Enclosures, giving a extra modish and up to date tackle formal dressing. 

Featured manufacturers embody Richard James, Beggars Run, GANT, Favourbrook and Oliver Brown.

Oliver Spencer, from Favourbrook, stated: ‘After the previous couple of years, we wish folks to exit and have enjoyable. Thank goodness we’re all going to have the ability to costume up once more!’ 

Generally known as a lot for its eye-catching millinery in addition to its world-class horse racing, Royal Ascot’s Fashion Information options hats and headpieces from the likes of Edwina Ibbotson, Stephen Jones OBE, Justine Bradley-Hill, Lock & Co, Juliette Botterill, Emily London and Jane Taylor.

Rachel Bakewell says: ‘Royal Ascot is such an iconic second within the vogue and sporting calendar, each within the UK and internationally.

Dress: Zimmermann £2,350, hat: Lock and Co Price on Request, shoes: Jimmy Choo £795, earrings: AnniLu £179.44

Costume: Zimmermann £2,350, hat: Lock and Co Value on Request, sneakers: Jimmy Choo £795, earrings: AnniLu £179.44

‘This yr we have actually tried to shift the notion of what event dressing could be, utilizing it as a type of self-expression, and pushing the boundaries in a extra vogue ahead path.

‘Greta and I actually liked engaged on the venture and might’t wait to see first-hand how racegoers might be dressing this yr!’

Felicity Barnard, Industrial Director, Ascot Racecourse, feedback: ‘We’re thrilled with the imagery of the eleventh version of the Royal Ascot Fashion Information and are very a lot wanting ahead to seeing its interpretation as we welcome friends to the Royal Assembly in 2022.

‘The look e-book indicators a step change and new inventive path for the racecourse and we hope captures imaginations and illustrates the essence of vogue at Royal Ascot and the broad array of particular person fashion on present from our racegoers. 

‘From UK and worldwide designers, by means of to excessive finish, excessive road and pre-loved vogue, this yr we have fun vogue on a worldwide scale as we welcome again prospects from all around the world.

‘We sit up for celebrating the festivities with everybody in June, be they with us on the racecourse or watching all of the motion from house.’

The historical past of vogue at Royal Ascot – Key Dates: 

Late 1700s – Beau Brummell, an in depth good friend of the Prince Regent, who decreed that ‘males of class ought to put on waisted black coats and white cravats with pantaloons’ and this set the tone for the costume code that’s nonetheless adhered to by males within the Royal Enclosure. 

1830s – Queen Victoria’s go to to Royal Ascot noticed her arrive in a reasonably lace costume with a full bell skirt and scarf. She additionally began a craze for the porter bonnet, shielding the wearer from male eyes. 

Eighteen Nineties – Because the daybreak of a brand new century arrived, vogue took on an virtually celebratory tone. Skirts have been much less full, however silhouettes made a higher assertion with angular hips and puffed sleeves. Hats have been giant and stuffed with feathers and adornments. 

1900s – One in every of fashions most iconic photographs; that of Audrey Hepburn in My Truthful Woman was impressed when costume designer Cecil Beaton noticed photographs of Black Ascot, The 1910 Royal Ascot assembly was in full mourning over the loss of life of King Edward. 

Twenties – Hemlines have been shorter and cuts have been smaller within the Twenties reflecting a post-war technology’s rise up in opposition to outdated traditions. Pearls and furs have been the equipment of the day. 

Nineteen Fifties – Christian Dior’s New Look, a small waist and full skirt, was proving fashionable nevertheless it was when the newly topped Queen Elizabeth and her fashionable sister Princess Margaret wore the fashion at Royal Ascot that it was cemented in historical past. 

Sixties – Royal Ascot’s glamorous profile elevated when Italian actress Sophia Loren was photographed within the Royal Enclosure. In fashionable instances among the largest names in Hollywood and vogue have attended.

Seventies – Trouser fits grew to become extra fashionable following their introduction to the costume code in 1971. Gertrude Shilling, The Ascot Mascot, delighted press together with her extravagant outfits. One yr, considered one of her son David’s millinery designs outgrew the Shilling’s long-wheel-based Rolls Royce, so the hat needed to comply with in a van behind. 

Nineteen Eighties – Sharp traces and vibrant colors took centre stage throughout this decade. With assertion hats and pointed heels, there was little room for floaty florals in Nineteen Eighties glamour. 

2012 – Royal Ascot formally launches its Fashion Information to racegoers outlining costume code laws for the Royal Enclosure and Queen Anne Enclosure (formally generally known as Grandstand). 

2017 – The jumpsuit is formally accepted within the Royal Enclosure Costume Code and the Queen Anne Enclosure Costume Code is prolonged to the brand new Village Enclosure. 

2018 – Royal Ascot introduce Fashion Guides for the Village Enclosure and Windsor Enclosure. 

2020 – Royal Ascot runs behind closed doorways for first time within the occasion’s historical past throughout international COVID-19 pandemic. 

2021 – Navy morning fits have been permitted within the Royal Enclosure.