Royal Enclo­sure Dress Code 


  • For­mal Daywear
  • Dresses and skirts should be of mod­est length defined as falling just above the knee or longer
  • Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater
  • Jack­ets and pash­mi­nas may be worn
  • Dresses and tops under­neath should still com­ply with the Royal Enclo­sure dress code
  • Trouser suits are wel­come. They should be full length and of match­ing mate­r­ial and colour
  • Hats should be worn
  • A head­piece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diam­e­ter is acceptable
  • Strap­less, off the shoul­der, hal­ter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted
  • Midriffs must be covered
  • Fas­ci­na­tors are no longer permitted


  • Black or grey morn­ing dress, which must include:
  • A waist­coat and tie (no cravats)
  • A black or grey top hat
  • A gen­tle­man may remove his hat within a restau­rant, a pri­vate box, a pri­vate club or that facility’s ter­rance, bal­cony or garden
  • Hats may also be removed within any enclosed exter­nal seat­ing area within the Royal Enclo­sure Garden
  • The cus­tomi­sa­tion of top hats (with, for exam­ple, coloured rib­bons or bands) is not per­mit­ted in the Royal Enclosure
  • Black shoes

Girls (aged 10 — 16)

  • For­mal, smart sum­mer dresses are suggested
  • Hats, head­pieces and fas­ci­na­tors may be worn but are not compulsory

Boys (aged 10 — 16)

  • In accor­dance with the gentleman’s dress code
  • Or a dark-coloured lounge suit with a shirt and tie (no hat required)

Over­seas Visitors

  • Over­seas vis­i­tors are wel­come to wear the for­mal National Dress of their coun­try or Ser­vice Dress

Serv­ing Mil­i­tary Personnel

  • Serv­ing mil­i­tary per­son­nel are wel­come to wear Ser­vice Dress or equivalent

Grand­stand Enclo­sure Dress Code


  • For­mal daywear
  • A hat, head­piece or fas­ci­na­tor should be worn at all times
  • Strap­less or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted
  • Trousers must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guide­lines above
  • Jack­ets and pash­mi­nas may be worn but dresses and tops under­neath should still com­ply with the Grand­stand Admis­sion dress code
  • Midriffs must be covered
  • Shorts are not permitted


  • A suit with a shirt and tie


  • Girls (17 or under) should be dressed for a for­mal occasion
  • Smart sum­mer dresses are suggested
  • Hats, head­pieces or a fas­ci­na­tor may be worn but are not compulsory
  • Boys aged (13 — 17) should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and tie
  • Younger boys (12 or under) should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie


  • Fancy dress, nov­elty and branded/promotional cloth­ing is not allowed on site
  • Ascot recog­nises that there may be instances where a degree of dis­cre­tion is required in deter­min­ing com­pli­ance with our dress code. In such instances, rea­son­able dis­cre­tion will be exercised