2022 Royal Ascot

What to Wear

by Jessica Russell

For all you Royalists, we don’t need to tell you the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee begins today, and the UK's revered equestrian tradition, The Royal Ascot is just around the corner. Coveted across the globe, Royal Ascot attracts many of racing’s finest horses – and naturally, the world’s most exquisite fashion! Equines aside, we attend Ascot to steep in sartorial elegance, the most magnificent millinery creations, and the best of British occasion dressing! Lucky for you,Carl Meyers is here on this side of the pond to advise and outfit Ascot attendees, head to toe. We boast a decades-long commitment to providing the absolute best in women’s equestrian event fashion.

Did you know Carl Meyers’ roots were in riding? This boutique, descended from the distinguished Lexington department store by the same name, built its reputation on outfitting riders, and eventually race attendees. We also partner with the most talented and creative milliners, whose collections are available for customization and coordination with our colorways. Mark your calendars! In anticipation of Ascot, our beloved Hats by Katie will be here for an Ascot-themed pop-up on Saturday June 11th. 

You are not alone if you feel a tad overwhelmed by the prospect of navigating the complexities of “The Royal Meeting.” With five days of events, kicking off with the arrival of the Royal Procession, and concluding with the communal singing at Ascot’s Bandstand, Ascot is built on time tested traditions, monarchical pageantry, and unparalleled style. Naturally, the list of “dos and don’ts” is long! 

What follows is your guide to Ascot dress code for the four enclosures: whether you find yourself within The Royal Enclosure, The Queen Anne Enclosure, The Village Enclosure, or Windsor Enclosures, with our help you will feel confident that you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons!