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Post by Guest on 18.01.12 11:20

Can you believe this..............................


18 January 2012 Last updated at 09:51

Fascinators banned in Ascot dress code




Fascinators have fallen foul of the strict dress rules for the Royal Enclosure Continue

The dress code for race-goers at Royal Ascot this summer has been tightened.

Women will have to wear hats, not fascinators, in the Royal Enclosure and skirts or dresses of "modest length" falling just above the knee or longer.

For men, a waistcoat and tie are now compulsory in this area of the course and cravats will not be allowed.

The decision is part of a move to clarify the dress code at the annual week-long event in June which attracts about 300,000 visitors.

Organisers insist the revised dress code is designed to restore formality.

Ascot spokesman Nick Smith said: "It is probably fair to say the dress code hasn't necessarily been enforced quite as rigorously as we might have liked.

"There is no doubt our customers would like to get back to a situation where it is universally acknowledged this is a formal occasion and not an occasion where you might dress as you would at a nightclub."

In the less formal grandstand, which is open to the public, a hat or fascinator will be compulsory for women.

This marks a significant change to previous years, when female race-goers were simply advised that "many ladies wear hats".

Strapless or sheer-strap tops and dresses will also be banned.

For men, a suit and tie will now be obligatory.

'Cherished' code

Charles Barnett, Ascot's chief executive, said the intention was to be "as helpful as possible" to visitors and to assist race-goers in understanding what is "cherished" about the dress code at Royal Ascot.

"It isn't a question of elitism and not being modern in a world where there is less and less requirement to dress smartly - far from it," he said.

"We want to see modern and stylish dress at Royal Ascot, just within the parameters of formal wear."

The less formal Silver Ring will not be affected by the changes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-16607875[img]
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Post by Nina on 18.01.12 11:58

candyfloss wrote:Can you believe this..............................


18 January 2012 Last updated at 09:51

Fascinators banned in Ascot dress code




Fascinators have fallen foul of the strict dress rules for the Royal Enclosure Continue

The dress code for race-goers at Royal Ascot this summer has been tightened.

Women will have to wear hats, not fascinators, in the Royal Enclosure and skirts or dresses of "modest length" falling just above the knee or longer.

For men, a waistcoat and tie are now compulsory in this area of the course and cravats will not be allowed.

The decision is part of a move to clarify the dress code at the annual week-long event in June which attracts about 300,000 visitors.

Organisers insist the revised dress code is designed to restore formality.

Ascot spokesman Nick Smith said: "It is probably fair to say the dress code hasn't necessarily been enforced quite as rigorously as we might have liked.

"There is no doubt our customers would like to get back to a situation where it is universally acknowledged this is a formal occasion and not an occasion where you might dress as you would at a nightclub."

In the less formal grandstand, which is open to the public, a hat or fascinator will be compulsory for women.

This marks a significant change to previous years, when female race-goers were simply advised that "many ladies wear hats".

Strapless or sheer-strap tops and dresses will also be banned.

For men, a suit and tie will now be obligatory.

'Cherished' code

Charles Barnett, Ascot's chief executive, said the intention was to be "as helpful as possible" to visitors and to assist race-goers in understanding what is "cherished" about the dress code at Royal Ascot.

"It isn't a question of elitism and not being modern in a world where there is less and less requirement to dress smartly - far from it," he said.

"We want to see modern and stylish dress at Royal Ascot, just within the parameters of formal wear."

The less formal Silver Ring will not be affected by the changes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-16607875[img]

I read the header on the menu and thought "what the hec are facinators"?

Just shows how out of tune you can get living in the wild hills

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Post by Guest on 18.01.12 14:08

I hope those hills aren't too lawless, Nina. I'd never heard of fascinators either but I'm not the sort to be invited to Ascot alas.

Here's a company which actually advertises fascinators for horse races, not good news for them.

http://www.hatsandfascinators.com/
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Post by Nina on 18.01.12 17:11

Jean wrote:I hope those hills aren't too lawless, Nina. I'd never heard of fascinators either but I'm not the sort to be invited to Ascot alas.

Here's a company which actually advertises fascinators for horse races, not good news for them.

[url=http://www.hatsandfascinators.com/
http://www.hatsandfascinators.com/[/quote[/url]]

Hi Jean, yes we have some very wayward goats I asked hubby what he thought they were, we are not speaking now .

Poor company, though they are gorgeous for a wedding or posh frock do.

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Post by Guest on 18.01.12 17:25

I didn't realise that fascinators are the name for the wondrous creations that the York girls wore to last year's royal wedding.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1382791/Royal-Wedding-Forget-Kate-Middletons-dress-Princess-Beatrices-hat-Facebook-hit.html
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Post by anil39200 on 18.01.12 17:44

Only in Britain could a story such as this be news. Imo it also shows how tradition and image has been and is becoming even more a blight on our society, and this is what some are born to and others aspire to.

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candyfloss wrote:Can you believe this..............................


18 January 2012 Last updated at 09:51

Fascinators banned in Ascot dress code




Fascinators have fallen foul of the strict dress rules for the Royal Enclosure Continue

The dress code for race-goers at Royal Ascot this summer has been tightened.

Women will have to wear hats, not fascinators, in the Royal Enclosure and skirts or dresses of "modest length" falling just above the knee or longer.

For men, a waistcoat and tie are now compulsory in this area of the course and cravats will not be allowed.

The decision is part of a move to clarify the dress code at the annual week-long event in June which attracts about 300,000 visitors.

Organisers insist the revised dress code is designed to restore formality.

Ascot spokesman Nick Smith said: "It is probably fair to say the dress code hasn't necessarily been enforced quite as rigorously as we might have liked.

"There is no doubt our customers would like to get back to a situation where it is universally acknowledged this is a formal occasion and not an occasion where you might dress as you would at a nightclub."

In the less formal grandstand, which is open to the public, a hat or fascinator will be compulsory for women.

This marks a significant change to previous years, when female race-goers were simply advised that "many ladies wear hats".

Strapless or sheer-strap tops and dresses will also be banned.

For men, a suit and tie will now be obligatory.

'Cherished' code

Charles Barnett, Ascot's chief executive, said the intention was to be "as helpful as possible" to visitors and to assist race-goers in understanding what is "cherished" about the dress code at Royal Ascot.

"It isn't a question of elitism and not being modern in a world where there is less and less requirement to dress smartly - far from it," he said.

"We want to see modern and stylish dress at Royal Ascot, just within the parameters of formal wear."

The less formal Silver Ring will not be affected by the changes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-16607875[img]


Strapless or sheer-strap tops and dresses will also be banned.


BOOO!

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