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The Ultimate Guide to Fashion and Jewellery for the Royal Ascot

By Madeline Strintz
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The Ultimate Guide to Fashion and Jewellery for the Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot is one of the most prestigious events on the British social calendar. It's not just about horse racing; it's an event where fashion and elegance take centre stage. If you're planning to attend, here's everything you need to know about Royal Ascot fashion and jewellery trends to ensure you make a statement.

Understanding the Dress Code

Before we dive into the latest trends, it's essential to understand the dress code. The Royal Ascot has strict guidelines, especially for those in the Royal Enclosure:

  • Dresses and Skirts must be of modest length, falling just above the knee or longer.
  • Strapless, off-the-shoulder, and halter-neck styles are not permitted.
  • Hats are a must. Fascinators are allowed but must have a solid base of 4 inches or more.
  • Trouser suits are welcome but should be of full length and of matching material and colour.

For other enclosures, the rules are slightly relaxed, but maintaining a smart and elegant appearance is key.

Royal Ascot Fashion Trends 2024

Bold Colours and Prints

This year, bold colours and vibrant prints are making waves. Think bright yellows, royal blues, and floral patterns. These colours not only stand out but also capture the essence of summer.

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainability is at the forefront of fashion in 2024. Opt for outfits made from eco-friendly materials or consider renting a designer dress. Brands like Stella McCartney and Rixo are leading the way in sustainable fashion.

Vintage Revival

Vintage styles are making a comeback. Channel the elegance of the 1920s with flapper-inspired dresses or the chicness of the 1950s with A-line skirts and fitted tops. Pairing these looks with modern accessories can create a unique and stylish ensemble.

Statement Hats

No Royal Ascot outfit is complete without a hat. This year, oversized hats with dramatic embellishments are trending. Whether you prefer a classic wide-brimmed hat or a contemporary headpiece, ensure it complements your outfit.

Ascot Jewellery Trends 2024


Pearls are timeless and exude sophistication. This year, layered pearl necklaces and oversized pearl earrings are in vogue. They add a touch of elegance to any outfit and are perfect for the Royal Ascot.

Coloured Gemstones

Bright, coloured gemstones like emeralds, sapphires, and rubies are making a statement. These pieces not only add a pop of colour but also reflect the vibrant atmosphere of the event.

Minimalistic Designs

For those who prefer a more understated look, minimalistic jewellery is still very much in style. Think thin gold bracelets, delicate necklaces, and small hoop earrings. These pieces are versatile and can be worn with various outfits.

Vintage Pieces

Just as vintage clothing is in fashion, so is vintage jewellery. Antique brooches, Art Deco rings, and classic watches can add a unique touch to your ensemble.

Here are some styled Royal Ascot looks to give you inspo:

We've styled this elegant navy blue dress with white polka dots to perfection, pairing it with a matching navy fascinator hat. To keep it stylish and comfortable, we've chosen white Mary Jane shoes featuring a chunky heel. A coordinating white clutch bag completes the ensemble. For jewellery, simplicity and elegance were our priorities. We selected marquise diamond earrings that resemble delicate flowers, along with a matching single marquise necklace set east to west. Adding a touch of sparkle, a stunning blue sapphire ring with diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold brings extra blue to the look.

Turn heads at the Royal Ascot with this stunning ensemble. We've paired a light green dress with a playful green and blue fascinator. Complementing the look are light blue kitten heels and a chic white pouch bag. To finish, we've selected elegant peridot fan drop earrings set in white gold and a dazzling blue spinel ring with a diamond band.

This look is so chic. We have this fun black and cream striped and floral dress styled with a timeless black and cream hat. Paired with a classic pair of black heels and small black bag. To complement this elegant look we have chosen a pair of emerald-cut diamond earrings with a matching emerald-cut diamond necklace set east to west in white gold

We have picked this stunning hot pink dress, perfectly paired with a coordinating hot pink fascinator headband. We've chosen trendy metallic ballet flats to ensure you stay comfortable throughout the day. To complete the look, we opted for an elegant metallic clutch bag. For jewellery, classic round diamond studs bring a touch of sophistication. We've added a beautiful pink tourmaline ring with a diamond band and a playful heart signet ring in yellow gold.

We have chosen this green patterned dress, complemented by a chic champagne-colored fascinator headband. We’ve paired it with simple tan slingback kitten heels and a matching clutch bag for a sophisticated touch. For jewellery, we’ve chosen elegant pearl drop earrings on trendy gold hoops alongside a minimalistic pearl and gold bracelet. To finish the look, we've added a hint of green with a bi-coloured sapphire bezel stacking ring.

We styled this stunning light blue dress with a playful white floral headband, matching white heels, and a flower-adorned clutch. The look is completed with aquamarine charm earrings on gold hoops and an asymmetrical aquamarine ring, adding a touch of elegance.

Final Tips for a Stylish Royal Ascot Experience

  • Comfort is Key: While looking stylish is important, ensure that your outfit is comfortable, especially your shoes. You'll be on your feet quite a bit, so opt for stylish flats or block heels.
  • Coordinate Your Look: Ensure your hat, dress, and accessories complement each other. A well-coordinated look will always stand out.
  • Stay True to Yourself: While following trends is great, always wear something that reflects your personal style and makes you feel confident.


Attending the Royal Ascot is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your fashion sense and enjoy a day of glamour and excitement. By following these trends and tips, you'll be sure to turn heads and make a lasting impression. Ready to elevate your Ascot experience? Contact our team for personalised jewellery recommendations and ensure you're the best-dressed guest at the event.

Happy dressing, and have a fabulous time at the Royal Ascot!

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