The most important element of your Royal Ascot outfit is of course the Hat, but you can't wear just a Hat!. You do need wear a Dress, Jumpsuit, or Suit also folks, so this post is about the best dresses I've found for you. Don't worry I'm a Milliner so I've not ignored hats - they can be found in my post about those.
For more inspiration, style advice, and full outfits including the all important headwear, shoes and accessories then do be sure to read my Blog Spot on Royal Ascot Outfits.
You have two choices you can go with on the dress (Bold Florals or Single Colour Dress) Stripes or Polka Dot can also be very on point if dressed with suited hats. If you go for a heavy floral pattern, remember you will need find a hat to match, which in order to make perfect, could require you having custom made. keep the dress a single colour (probably a bright) and you can go all out on your Royal Ascot Hat so that the hat grabs all the attention, while the dress harmonizes it. Stick with colors that remind you of Spring. Keep the dress a single colour and you can go all out on your Royal Ascot Hat. The hat grabs all the attention, while the dress harmonizes it. Stick with colours that remind you of Summer, or Monochromatic Black and White, not all Black.
The most appropriate hem lengths by far are on the knee, or mid calf. 50's Style A Line, pinched at the waist are super popular for the Races, and flatter almost all body shapes. BARDOT NECKS AND HALTER NECKS are Not allowed. The Bardot neckline is popular for other events and races at the moment, BUT ARE NOT PERMITTED FOR Royal Ascot.
To help you find the perfect Royal Ascot dress, I've picked loads out for you below, offering a variety to suit a wide range of budgets. Whether you are looking for the Ultimate Designer Dress, or 'Just need a dress', below you should find the perfect Ascot dress for you.
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Below is a gallery of some luxury Royal Ascot dresses I've hunted out for you to splash out on.
Below is a gallery of some perfect Royal Ascot dresses, that offer good 'cost per wear' if you are wearing for a few parties, but certainly not as expensive as the aspirational -for most- ones above.
Below is a gallery of some pretty, and stylish Ascot dresses available on a High Street Budget, and won't leave you feeling like you can't now afford to buy the Pimms.