What to wear to Royal Ascot, according to The Telegraph's fashion editors

Annabel Jones in her Royal Ascot finest 
Annabel Jones in her Royal Ascot finest 

Event season is upon us, and trying not to ruin a perfectly considered outfit with a dodgy hat or a badly-matched clutch bag has, once again, become a sartorial priority. Royal Ascot kicked off earlier this week and its annual dress code dilemmas have returned to the fore when shopping. ‘How long should my dress be?’ ‘Can I wear spaghetti straps?’ ‘Did they say that we can, or can't, wear jumpsuits now?’ Our ability to brain-dump this trivia as soon as the event is over each year is amazing, isn’t it?

Allow us to refresh your memory. Four enclosures, four fashion rulings, but largely the same principles apply to all if you want to look chic and on-code. Yes, you can wear jumpsuits, and trouser...

To continue reading this article

Start a 30-day free trial for unlimited access to Premium articles

  • Unlimited access to Premium articles 
  • Subscriber-only events and experiences
  • Cancel any time

Free for 30 days

then only £2 per week

Save 25% with an annual subscription

Just £75 per year


Register for free and access one Premium article per week

Only subscribers have unlimited access to Premium articles.
Register for free to continue reading this article
Or unlock all Premium articles.
Free for 30 days, then just £1 per week