10 P.S. YES, YOU CAN WEAR TROUSERS!
Jacket, £275, and matching trousers, £150, reiss.com Despite its restrictive rules, Ascot has always been a place where new fashions are paraded.
in the Fifties, a young princess Margaret introduced the Dior ‘New Look’, with its tiny waists and full skirts, to the race meeting.
And, in 1971, the Ascot committee ruled trouser suits would no longer be banned for female racegoers. But if you want to wear yours in the Royal enclosure, it has to be a proper suit: fulllength and of matching material and colour.
it’s a rule we could all learn from: a full-length trouser elongates the leg gracefully, whereas cropped styles cut you off in an unflattering way, particularly with a matching jacket.