The five day horse racing festival that is Royal Ascot 2023 is just around the corner, with the style extravaganza of Ladies Day taking place on Thursday June 22nd. If ever a style guide was needed, it is for Royal Ascot, and as many people know, luckily it comes with its very own set of very strict sartorial rules for attendees.
Don’t assume one size fits all! Research is essential, as the dress code alters depending on which enclosure you’re going to, and fine details really matters – including the width - in centimetres - of the base of your hat. Any less than a width of 10cm, and you headpiece is a 'fascinator'. At a width of 10cm or more your headpiece is a 'hatinator'.