Daily Mail

Ascot’s race to embrace vintage

- By Jo Tweedy

IT’S the ultimate day at the races where wealthy punters traditiona­lly turn up in new designer dresses worth a fortune.

Now Royal Ascot is racing to embrace recycled fashion. The latest style guide for the Berkshire horseracin­g showpiece even encourages fans to ‘raid grandma’s hat box and scour charity shops’.

The guide has sections featuring ‘preloved’, vintage and rental outfits to ‘suit every budget’. The guide – different from the official dress code – has been renamed The Royal Ascot Lookbook. The racing festival – loved by the Royal Family – is expected to see up to 60,000 fans attend each day from June 20 to 24.

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