Fashion police out in force at Royal Ascot

Teams of fashion police have been scouring the crowds at Ascot 2012 on the hunt for fashionistas flouting the dress code

Teams of fashion police have been scouring the crowds at the Royal Ascot racecourse in Berkshire as the races get underway, on the hunt for fashionistas flouting the event’s strict dress code.

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Decked out in smart purple outfits, the team of dress code assistants have been patrolling the Royal Ascot enclosures, armed with fascinators, pashminas and a selection of ties.

This comes after officials, who tightened recently tightened up the dress code at the prestigious race course, revealed they are determined to enforce the Ascot dress code rules this year.

Female racegoers are required to wear dresses or skirts of ‘modest length’ which fall on or below the knee, and make sure their shoulders are covered.

Fascinators have been outlawed in the Royal Enclosure for the first time, with only a full hat deemed appropriate.

Meanwhile, men are expected to wear a suit and tie in the grandstands, or full morning dress in black or grey to mingle with the royals in the Royal Enclosure.

Hats at the ready…

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