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Sometimes dressing for an event can be a bit of a minefield as there are different dress codes for different types of events. Our beautiful silk dresses will cover all occasions and events for you this summer giving you that feminine, elegant look that makes an understated statement yet still abiding by the dress codes. Check out our guide below and ensure you follow all the rules when dressing for different events this summer…

The Races

Opting for some fun and frolics at the races this spring/summer? Well make sure you are suitably dressed as there is a specific dress code to be followed here. There are many race events across the country however the largest most prestigious is Ascot

Ascot Racecourse can refuse entry to anyone who has not followed the dress code and is ‘dressed inappropriately’. In the Royal enclosure the minimum length of a dress or skirt hemline must reach just above the knee, while dresses and top straps have to measure at least one inch in width. Strapless, off the shoulder and halterneck styles are not allowed. Hats should be worn however take note that fascinators or head pieces that do not have a solid base that covers a 4” area of the head are also not allowed. Jumpsuits however are a new addition to the acceptable dress code, so long as they are full length and follow the sleeve and strap guidelines. Jackets, cover ups and pashminas may be worn however the rules for the dresses underneath the cover ups must still be followed. For the Queen Anne, Village and Windsor enclosure the rules are less rigid but a dress code must still be followed

Henley Regatta

Henley regatta is another important British event in the social calendar. Henley is known to be one of the strictest dress codes which is established to ‘Maintain the atmosphere of an English garden party of the Edwardian Period’ Unlike Ascot, where the strictest rules apply only to the Royal enclosure, at Henley the rules apply throughout. Ladies attending the Regatta on Temple Island and in the Stewards’ enclosure are required to wear dresses, skirts or suits; no trousers are allowed. It is also customary to wear hats

Henley Festival

The Henley Festival encourages their guests to get dressed up to the nines and is ‘strictly black tie …but think James bond’. For Black tie think dinner jackets, bow ties and cummerbunds for the gents and long or short evening dresses for the ladies. Casual attire is not permitted and you will be refused entry to the event if you are not dressed appropriately. Our Maxi length dresses would be perfect for a black tie event particularly our glamourous Portia Blush Maxi or the Viola Print Maxi




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