Racegoers throughout the country who are some of this years lucky few to grace the famous enclosures are headed for Royal Ascot in the next two weeks. 

For four days from June 14 to June 18, Ascot will be celebrating their first year following restrictions of the Covid pandemic and recognising the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee through their themes.

On the run up to the well-known local and national event, schools, designers and world-famous jockeys have been readying themselves for the week.

Royal Ascot has been recently named in a survey that among all of the world-wide racing events, the June races were the most desirable and well-attended.

With working Royals and celebrities in attendance throughout the four days it isn’t difficult to understand why.

The fashion and dress codes are one of the number one talked about aspects of Ascot, other than the racing of course.

The style guide was released in April 2022 where it’s dress code and inspiration behind this years fashion theme was unveiled.

The guide, which is now in it’s 11th edition features rising British icon actress, and model Greta Bellamacina, and her husband Robert Montgomery.

It has been re-imagined this year by stylist Rachel Bakewell and visionary fashion photographer Tung Walsh. 

This acts as a source of inspiration for occasion dressing and pays homeage to the trendsetting designs and style of both international and British fashion houses.

The renowned style guide this year will be paying homage to British designers, both in high street fashion and couturier designs.

From designers such as LK Bennet, ME+EM and Reiss to Emilia Wickstead and Vampires Wife, stylist Rachel Bakewell has reimagined Ascot’s iconic dress code and set a new standard for occasion dressing.

Gentlemen’s attire is classic tailoring and light summer suits in linen, seersucker, and cotton are punctuated by debonair accents of pattern and texture with ties and pocket squares.

It has also been rumoured that although we are moving out of the pandemic and no longer have the worry of masks and social distancing, Royal Ascot will be supposedly limiting their numbers allowed within the venue throughout the four days.