The 2016 Royal Ascot Style Guide

What to wear (and what not to wear) to the races this season

Model wears dress and coat by Ted Baker, shoes by Christian Louboutin and bag by Dior. Photographed by Damian Foxe for the Ascot Style Guide​​

Ascot is not only an anticipated date in the summer calendar for those who like a flutter, it also represents a chance for the fashion-forward to step out in their finest race-day attire. Every year, ahead of the season, Ascot Racecourse launches the style guide, detailing the official dress code for the event. 

This season, girls up to the age of 18 – who were previously given a separate children’s dress code – must now adhere to the women's rules and wear skirts that hit the knee. Should you not be a fan of dresses, you’ll be pleased to note that trouser suits are also welcome (so long as they’re full-length and of matching material and colour). Nothing too shoulder-baring is allowed; straps must have a width of at least an inch.

Watch the full style guide below: