Oh, Royal Ascot, you delightful conundrum of tradition and trend, how you’ve captured my heart and imagination once more! This year, the venerable racecourse, a beacon of high society and fashion, has flung its doors wide open to the winds of change, and I’m here for it, pearls and all. Imagine this: ties with dresses. Yes, you read that right.

In a move that has fashionistas and traditionalists alike raising their perfectly plucked eyebrows, Royal Ascot is embracing TikTok trends and shaking up its sartorial guidelines.

I would wear vintage Dior  

Daniel Fletcher

Let’s dive into the heart of this sartorial revolution, courtesy of none other than Daniel Fletcher, Royal Ascot’s very first creative director in its 300-year illustrious history. Picture this: a world where Harry Styles’ fashion-forward vibes meet the regal elegance of Royal Ascot. Fletcher, a darling in the fashion world, known for dressing the likes of Alexa Chung and Robert Pattinson, has brought his A-game, and the racecourse is his runway.

One standout suggestion that has everyone talking? Pairing a tie with your dress. I can already hear the murmurs in the Royal Enclosure.

It’s bold, it’s controversial, and I absolutely adore it. Remember Annie Hall?

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She rocked the tie, and so can we, albeit with a touch more strategy. This isn’t about masking femininity; it’s about redefining it. It’s fashion with a wink and a nod, embracing both elegance and edge. Not practical but perfect for VIP, access.

Royal Ascot Is Embracing TikTok Trends And Shaking Up Its Sartorial Guidelines

But the innovation doesn’t stop there. Fletcher’s lookbook is a treasure trove of unexpected pairings: think beret-style hats accompanying gold sequinned gowns and for the gents, clashing pinstripes with pale pink leather jackets. It’s not just fashionable; it’s a statement. Royal Ascot is stepping into the future, tiara first, inviting us to play with our wardrobe in ways we never dared before.

Royal Ascot Is Embracing TikTok Trends And Shaking Up Its Sartorial Guidelines

List Of Dos And Don’ts

This year’s style guide isn’t just a list of dos and don’ts; it’s a love letter to creativity and personal expression. Fletcher has woven a rich tapestry of looks that challenge the norm while respecting the grandeur of the event. Picture a boardroom tie paired with a flowing silk dress, a juxtaposition of power and grace that demands attention.

Sustainability is also at the forefront of Fletcher’s vision. In a beautiful marriage of past and future, the lookbook features pieces from Stella McCartney, LK Bennett rentals, and vintage finds from Rellik.

It’s a call to arms for the eco-conscious fashion lover, proving that style and sustainability can dance hand in hand.

A woman could wear this below too.

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Despite these avant-garde suggestions, the official dress code remains unchanged, anchoring us to the traditions that make Royal Ascot the spectacle it is. The Royal Enclosure, with its strict guidelines on hats, hemlines, and hues, continues to set the bar for formal attire. Yet, within these parameters, there’s room to play, to experiment, and to make a statement. Whether it’s the inclusion of jumpsuits and trouser suits or the acceptance of navy morning suits, Royal Ascot has proven that it can evolve while holding onto its storied past.

Reflecting on the journey from 1971, when trouser suits were first introduced, to today’s embrace of gender-fluid fashion and TikTok trends, it’s clear that Royal Ascot is not just a horse race; it’s a fashion evolution in motion. The Duchess of Edinburgh, stepping out in a jumpsuit in 2018, marked a moment of change, a nod to the future of fashion at this historic event.

Royal Ascot Is Embracing TikTok Trends And Shaking Up Its Sartorial Guidelines

Make The Trend

As I sit here, sipping my tea and pondering my wardrobe choices for this year’s Ascot, I can’t help but feel a surge of excitement. This isn’t just about following trends; it’s about making them. It’s about walking into that Royal Enclosure with a tie knotted around my neck, a beret perched jauntily on my head, and a smile that says, “Yes, I’m embracing the new, but on my own terms.”

So, to my fellow fashion-forward racegoers, I say this: let’s take up Fletcher’s gauntlet and bring our unique spark to Royal Ascot. Let’s mix, match, and mashup. Let’s wear that tie with pride and maybe, just maybe, start a trend that will have TikTok buzzing.

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Royal Ascot, with its blend of tradition and trend, has once again proven that it’s more than just a race; it’s a runway. And this year, I’m ready to strut. .