‘The occasion is exceptional, and dressing for the event is essential for the race-day experience. The Ascot Racecourse sends this message to introduce one of the highlights of the British Social Events, the annual Royal Ascot (this year: 14-18th of June 2022). Although it initially might feel stressful thinking about and choosing what to wear on the day, it plays a significant role in building up excitement and anticipation. So embrace it and take the challenge. Do some research and have fun! A carefully chosen, well-fitting dress or suit will set the tone, mark the occasion and add to an unforgettable experience. 

Strict dress codes are in place for some of the upcoming English social events like Royal Ascot and the Henley Royal Regatta. Visitors that don’t comply with the dress code will be sent home without exception. 

At Wimbledon, tennis players need to fully comply with white outfits from entering the tennis court surrounds. The players’ dress code goes as far as underwear and tennis shoes. In contrast to the players and although preferably seen in formal blazers, summer suits and summer dresses, Wimbledon Tennis does not have a proper dress code for spectators; some even wear casual T-shirts and jeans.

More information about dress codes and here Royal Ascot 2024


Ascot, Dress Policy


Skirts of modest length falling below the knees

Shoulder straps should be minimum 1 inch wide, full length trouser suits allowed 

Hats should be worn, headpieces allowed with base above 4 inches wide

No fancy dress or fascinators allowed


Suit with shirt and tie – appropriate matching colours

Top hat and morning suit in black or grey including waist coat to be worn in the Ascot Royal enclosure

In case you need any alterations, please book your fitting appointment with us. Phone 0207 498 4360 or use the contact form below to email.  

Design & Alter offers:  dress alterations, suit alterations, morning suit alterations, jacket and trouser alterations – to be perfectly dressed for the races. 

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