Fashion Excesses and Wardrobe Malfunctions Reined in By Stricter Dress Code
The mandarins of Royal Ascot decreed there would be no extreme mini-skirts or ridiculous "fascinators" to lower the tone or ruffle Royal feathers at Royal Ascot 2012, in Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee year.
Prompted by what was perceived as a lowering of standards for what is still a formal occasion, and perhaps by the acres of exposed flesh and nightclub attire at Royal Ascot 2011, Ascot issued a strict dress code for men and women in the Royal Enclosure and the Grandstand. They even published online style guides for the Royal Enclosure and a The Grandstand to demonstrate what would be acceptable.
So did the new rules succeed in preventing some of the more egregious fashion mistakes and embarrassments of Royal Ascot 2011? Have a look at the 2012 fashions and see what you think.
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|The Enforcer||A Quartet of Colors for Queen Elizabeth II||Camilla and Prince Philip||Looks Familiar|
|Fashion Perfect at Royal Ascot||Ascot's Prettiest Hats||Prepared for All Weathers||Waving the Flag|
|And Mrs. Claridge Wore Pink|
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