WATCH: New Royal Ascot race day style guide

Royal Ascot have released a new style guide with tips on race day fashion and race day dresses to make sure that more of us get the dress code right for 2012

The smartest event on the racing calendar takes place next month and after some of the frock-horrors of recent race days (we’re looking at you Aintree) Royal Ascot have issued their very own races style guide.

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For the first time, visitors are being briefed in advance on what is and isn’t acceptable, with tips on race day dresses and hat etiquette.

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Ladies are reminded that strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck or spaghetti strapped dresses are banned and fascinators are no longer permitted in the Royal Enclosure.

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The organisers have released a short film with suggestions of the kind of dress that’s acceptable mixed up with old footage of Ascot over the years – making for an quirky vintage-style guide to nailing race day fashion.

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WATCH the new race day style guide for Royal Ascot below….

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