Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 Royal Ascot Dress Code Announced

The Lady on what to wear in the Royal Enclosure:
Ladies: “Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer.” This replaces the less clear instruction that miniskirts are considered unsuitable.
“Hats should be worn; a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.” So, absolutely no fascinators are now permitted in the Royal Enclosure.
Gentlemen: “Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress which must include a waistcoat and tie (no cravats), a black or grey top hat and black shoes.”
So no cravats chaps and black shoes MUST be worn with morning dress. (Read entire article.)


Stephanie A. Mann said...

Thank you for providing this essential information in so timely a fashion! Good to know somebody still has standards.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, this blog is all about standards.

The North Coast said...

It's nice to have a few places left in the world where a person can dress up without feeling ridiculously overdressed just wearing a moderately dressy frock. These days, I see people in cutoffs and tee shirts dining in the finest restaurants in the city. Why a place with the reputation of Gibson's, for example, permits this, I'll never understand. You think, the beautifully dressed couple at the next table must surely be affronted.

Some folks assert that requiring formal attire is "elitist", but if you can afford to shell out $300 per person for a meal, before the cost of wine, you ought to be able to afford nice dress or suit & tie at least. If you like your jeans so much, eat at MickieD's.

julygirl said...

When I was in high school we had a dress code and it was a public high school at that! But any sense of grace and good taste in dress, manners and inter-personal interaction is unknown.