What to Wear to the Races: An Easy Styling Guide

Royal Ascot is the place to make a sartorial statement. World renowned for elegance, grace and timeless styles from racegoers, Ascot is almost as famous for its fashion than the horse racing itself. Its exceptional and utterly chic dress code is always the talk of the town; from magnificent millenary creations, to simply stunning outfits, this quintessentially British event showcases the very best of looks of the season. We’ve created a curated and considered collection of ready-to-wear designed by Sassi and made here in England by our talented team. Each piece is made to order, especially for you, not only making it unique but also sustainable and responsible for the environment. We have ensured each piece is versatile and can be worn for different occasions for many years to come.


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Ashington Dress

Our Ashington midi dress exudes romance. From its floaty bell sleeves, wrap front bodice and cinched waist, it is the perfect dress for a day at the races. Excellent in any weather, the sheer sleeves ensure it will be ideal for warmer days as well as cooler months, meaning you don’t have to hang it up after Ascot. The versatile style is easily suited to weddings, evening cocktails or perhaps a night at the theatre. For the races we recommend black heels, a matching clutch and a statement hat or fascinator.

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Chiswick Dress

The Chiswick is made for the races. Crafted in beautiful royal blue, the colour alone will turn heads. Creating a timeless silhouette, the Chiswick flows over curves and moves beautifully when you walk. The bell sleeves give it a modern twist, and are also practical too, adapting to summer and winter occasions. Finish with nude accessories and an oversized headband for an elegant and on trend outfit.


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Christon Silk Dress

The Christon is a graceful interpretation of the a classic shirt dress design. Made from stunning silk with a micro animal print finish, you will achieve the wow-factor with this look. With a slim sleek belt accentuating the waist, the Christon is flattering on any figure, and incredibly versatile. To turn heads in the Royal box, add a black heel, a matching clutch bag and bold hat. After the races are over, throw on a black blazer for a modern evening look.

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Boston Jacket & Manhattan Trousers

Our Boston blazer will work hard in your wardrobe. The perfect alternative to a dress, our suit will make you stand out from the crowd in all the right ways. Stunningly sleek, the blazer is crafted from luxurious crepe, ensuring it hangs beautifully. Finished with satin lapels, pocket and covered buttons for added glamour, it looks incredible in any colour. The high waisted pants complete the look; add nude accessories but go bold with your headwear for an Ascot appropriate outfit. Easily the hardest working duo, either piece holds it’s own worn apart. Add a white shirt and ballet flats to make the trousers feel more dressed down, or throw the blazer over your favourite pair of jeans for a smart-casual outfit.

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Chelsea Shirt Dress

Coming in three beautiful colour-ways, our Chelsea dress is the perfect partner for any race-goer. With a hand pleated lace skirt, puffed sleeves and silk belt, it’s not only
flattering, but also timeless and chic, making you feel incredible as well as looking the part. Finish with shoes and accessories matching your chosen colour, for a chic colour block effect and go bold with a contrasting headpiece. Like all of our pieces, the Chelsea can be worn for many occasions; try statement earrings, and a colour pop heel for a summertime wedding look.

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Camberly Suit

The Camberly suit is the definition of elegance. With stunning emerald crepe creating an elegant, flowing silhouette, it is guaranteed to make you look and feel fantastic. Worn together, the colour block gives the illusion of length and elongates the body, with the tie waist bringing it together and defining the female form to perfection. Stick with nude accessories for the races and let the suit do the talking. For a more casual look, add a crisp white t-shirt and some leather trainers, finish with an oversized tote bag for lunch with the girls.


So whether you stay classic with a dress, or go bold and modern with one of our stunning suits, we have you covered for a day at Royal Ascot with our multifaceted ready-to-wear collection. You can view the wider range here, and why not find out more about our promise to ensure we’re mindful of the environment on our responsibility page.

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