A Royal Ascot style guide for PACKWOOD GRAND 2015

 Packwood Grand 2015 is bringing the coolest people in town together for the second year, celebrating horse racing in style.

We decided to gather a board of inspiration pictures from the Royal Ascot, the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about class and elegance at the races. Royal Ascot itself has a dress code guide that is presented to the guest each year before the event happens. We took some rules and made a list of ideas you might want to put in practice for this year’s Packwood Grand dressing up session.

  • Formal daywear is required for both women and men, which means the length of your dress should be decent and your shoulders should be partially covered. Men should wear a daytime formal suit or a coat with a tie. Though it is an open air event, a horse racing is not a garden or a pool party. Dress accordingly!
  •  Try to wear light pastel colors. A Deux piece or a dress is preferable. However, the color guide is not mandatory. Some of us like black. Can you blame us for that? 
  • Strapless tops and spaghetti straps are not welcomed.
  • Head accessories are mandatory for both men and women. You can make a statement with a bold fascinator or stay classy with a wide brim hat. We recommend you to take a look at Stephen Jones and Phillip Treacy‘s creations.
  • Don’t forget your eyewear. The sun in Calgary is not friendly at all in the middle of the day.
  • Too much color can lead you to a ridiculous outfit. You don’t want to look like a peacock, right?