THE TOP 5 FASHION STYLE TIPS FOR ROYAL ASCOT
What to wear for Royal Ascot, 19th-23rd June? Our Fashion and Celebrity Stylist, Rachel Gold shares her top fashion tips.
1. FOLLOW THE CODE
Always check on the Royal Ascot website to ensure you are in line with the correct dress code in the respective race goers' area, as the rules have changed and particularly in the Royal Enclosure you need to be extra careful what to wear. For instance, strapless is not allowed but, since last year, jumpsuits are.
2. GET A HAT
How often are you really going to wear a hat? Ask yourself this question and instead of rushing out and panic buying, why not go to a hat hire specialist? Hat For Hire are experts and will help you decide what shape, colour and size suits you and your outfit (they normally require you to take your outfit). And, note, neither a fascinator nor a headpiece is permitted in the Royal Enclosure unless it has a base of more than four inches. If you will use a beautiful hat for other occasions, you can't beat milliner to the Queen, Rachel Trevor Morgan's heavenly hats.
3. NEW OUTFIT?
I look at my wardrobe to decide if I have something super special I want to wear and if the answer is no. I get straight on to Girl Meets Dress. You can pop in for an appointment or order a few online so you can try before you rent. This way you can wear an expensive designer dress for a fraction of the price and look and feel fantastic.
4. THE PERFECT (SMALL) BAG,
Try to get a beautiful neat clutch bag as opposed to a great big heavy bag as nothing spoils the line of a beautiful outfit more than a heavy thing swinging about at your side creasing your dress. I recommend Mayrafedane Fedane (image above).
5. MAKEUP FIXES
Make sure your makeup is comfortable and the right colour for full day wear, I know it sounds silly but it's a very long day and often your little clutch will not accommodate your entire makeup bag, so be prepared with the emergency fixes. My friend and Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist with Joy Goodman, Alice Theobold, suggests using tiny travel containers.
Happy racing and striking poses!
Rachel Gold is available for Personal Styling exclusively through the Joy Goodman Agency.