Royal Enclosure Ascot
Royal Enclosure Ascot

Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. This is upheld by the dress code, which invites guests to contribute to an occasion heralded as a major fashion event in its own right. We are delighted to bring you a selection of looks put together to guide and inspire you what to wear to the Royal Meeting.

2020 Dates for Royal Ascot; begin at 15:30 on Tuesday 16 June until Saturday 20 June.

Queen Elizabeth II, with her daughter Princess Anne and her horse Estimat

What to wear: Royal Ascot Dress Code

What to Wear Ascot
What to Wear Ascot

Download: Royal Ascot Style Guide In addition to the specific guidance in this brochure, please note that fancy dress, novelty and branded / promotional clothing are not allowed on site. As the Village Enclosures and Windsor Enclosures are primarily outdoor enclosures with grass lawns we advise that you dress for the British weather. We would advise against high heels and recommend.


Royal Ascot and Fenwick has collaborated with eight of the UK’s most exciting milliners to produce an exclusive eight-piece collection: The Royal Ascot Millinery Collective.

The Royal Ascot Millinery Collective features individual pieces from a mixture of newcomers and world-renowned milliners such as Jess Collett, Harvy Santos, Lisa Tan, Sophie Beale alongside Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Vivien Sheriff and Edwina Ibbotson.

The Royal Ascot Millinery Collective will be available exclusively at Fenwick of Bond Street – Royal Ascot’s Official Millinery Sponsor for the second season from Thursday 23rd April.

Royal Ascot and Millinery go hand-in-hand and the Royal Ascot Millinery Collective provides a platform to celebrate the best of British-based hatters. Each milliner has a strong relationship with Royal Ascot and a clear brand identity, accumulating beautifully in this collection. The ongoing sponsorship from Fenwick further projects the campaign thanks to the exceptionally-curated designer fashion and world-class millinery that this British institute is recognised for.

Updated 4 January 2020.


  1. Royal Ascot Millinery Collective 2019
  2. Royal Ascot Millinery Collective 2020 – to be officially announced
  3. Villiers Club – Hospitality.

What to wear for Ascot Racedays (other events)