These Ultra-Fabulous Ascot Outfits Are Exactly What I Needed

June 16, 2021 at 11:17AM

Event dressing isn’t a term we have used for the past two summers, however this week Royal Ascot is going ahead, marking the grand return to dressing up. Ascot can be difficult to dress for at the best of times, as the dress codes for attending the races are strict. In the Royal Enclosure guests must wear straps of one inch or greater, fascinators are not allowed (you must wear hats with a solid base of 10cm) and dresses must fall below the knee or longer. While these dressing regulations can at times feel a tad old-fashioned, there is something rather fabulous about putting on a formal dress and hat. 

Given this is a royal event, we’re bounded to spot a number of royal sightings this week. As for the trends we’ve spotted on the race course, the guests so far have been sticking to classic, My Fair Lady styling, with white and black dresses, with black accessories. The number of Chanel bags in the images below also indicates quite how fancy this event is. 

Keep scrolling to see our favourite Ascot outfits of 2021 so far.  

WHO: Sophie Countess of Wessex

WHO: Georgia Toffolo and Eunice Olumide. WEAR: Outfits rented on By Rotation

WHO: Lisa Armstrong

WHO: Rosie Tapner. WEAR: Dress Suzannah, Longines Watch 

WHO: Scott Wimsett & Susan Bender  . WEAR: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi; Victoria Grant Hat. 

WHO: Charlotte Hawkins


WHO: Kate Ozerov. WEAR: Laura Green London

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2021. 

Author Emma Spedding | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC

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