Once again, it’s Ascot time, and things have certainly changed. While many people remember Ascot from My Fair Lady when Eliza Doolittle attends in the gorgeous black and white dress dreamt up by Cecil Beaton, that’s not the reality of today.
After last year’s races, new rules were put into place and there are even monitors at the entrance to the race course, to make sure you’ve come dressed properly. And they’ve issued a new Style Guide for
Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck, spaghetti straps and dresses with a strap of less than one inch (2.5cm) are not permitted.These charming “dress-code assistants” are prepared to hand out pashminas to anyone who breaks the rules.
Maybe we’ll hear something from our Ascot correspondent again this year!