If you’re planning on attending Ascot’s royal enclosure this summer read on for our morning suit style tips. This blog takes you through everything you need to know – from traditional to tails with a contemporary twist!
The royal enclosure, attended by the Royal family and prestigious society members, has a fairly strict dress code. Get it wrong and you can be refused entry so read on for our advice on how to get your morning suit just right!
The Royal Enclosure – Dress Code
The Royal Enclosure is reserved for members and their guests and has the strictest dress code of all the enclosures. For this area, you’ll need to wear a morning suit in either black or grey with a waistcoat, tie, top hat and black leather shoes. Cravats are not permitted, nor is the customisation of top hats, which should either be black or grey and can only be removed within certain areas. To find out the more about the Ascot dress code, read our blog on how to dress for Ascot
Traditional Morning Suit Styles
A traditional black morning jacket, grey and black stripe trousers with grey waistcoat is probably the most popular choice. Country-themed ties with pheasants, horses and stags in rich, jewel tones will add a little edge to this look.
Another popular choice is to go for matching grey jacket, trousers and waistcoat. These traditional morning suit styles are often worn with an elegant double-breasted waistcoat.
Morning Suits With A Contemporary Twist!
If you’d like to be a little more adventurous, you can add some pattern and colour to either your tie or waistcoat, we’d suggest one of the other, not both!
A tie in a rich bold paisleys or spotted silk teamed with a simple dove grey waist coat will make you stand out for all the right reasons.
A glen check or windowpane waistcoat, in subtle blues and grey’s, is another great way to add sophistication to your Ascot royal enclosure look.
Get The Fit Right!
Getting a high-quality, well-fitting suit is a must for such a prestigious event. More than likely you will be hiring your morning suit so our advice it to make sure you choose your hire suit with care. The key here is to get a great fit – you don’t want to look like you’re wearing a shapeless overcoat!
Our Balmoral morning coat is made from a lightweight, 320 gram English wool – perfect for staying cool on a hot, Summer’s day. And the jacket and trousers come in regular, slim fit and a super slim fit cut to give a superior fit.
Our exclusive range of waistcoats and accessories offer the perfect blend of tradition and style so you can you personalise your look. And when you wear a Whitfield & Ward suit, you won’t feel like you’re in a hired suit! If you’re hoping to make an impression at Royal Ascot this year, get in touch to discuss our suit hire services by calling us on 01625 536 545.