Royal Ascot 2017: Headwear Inspiration That Conforms To The Dress Code

Which will you pick?

The Royal Ascot dress code may have been loosened this year to include jumpsuits, but the rules for hats remain as strict (and complicated) as ever.

The annual event, which takes place on Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 June this year, has become renowned for its seriously strict dress code.

If you’re lucky enough to have snagged tickets for the Royal Enclosure then a hat must be worn - fascinators are not permitted, however, a headpiece with a ‘solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm)’ can be worn.

If you’re situated in the Queen Anne Enclosure & Village Enclosure then a headpiece, fascinator or hat must be worn at all times.

Whether you’re opting for a major peacocking ensemble or sticking to a less-is-more mantra, these 10 pieces of headwear will conform to all the fashion rules.


William Chambers Mega Crin Upsweep
William Chambers
Philip Treacy Small Wave Large Rosette Fascinator
£1,950.00, from Harrods.
Gold White Silk Beaded Curled Feather Branch Beret Headpiece Derby Ascot Hat
£179.40, from Dress 2 Impress Etsy on Etsy.
Large Brimmed Designer Sinamay Straw Hat
£295, from Tracy Chaplin Milliner on Etsy.
Rebecca Couture Esme Orchid Disc Occasion Hat- In Purple
£350, from Debenhams.

Keeping It Simple

Phillip Treacy Asymmetric Ribbon Bow Hat
£999, from Harrods.
William Chambers Buntal Bow Coolie
William Chambers
Siggi Abstract Flower Down Brim Hat
£420, from Harrods.
Debut Pink Feather Quill Hat
£65, from Debenhams.
Hatbox Ivory Spot Saucer Fascinator
£80, from Debenhams.
Big Rose Mesh Wide Brim Hat
Marks & Spencer
£89, from Marks & Spencer.

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