Death of the Fascinators: the Royal Ascot Bans “Provocative Headgear”
Put away those revealing dresses and promiscuous hair accessories if you want to head to this royal racetrack!
We all know that everything Kate Middleton wears is fodder for fashion bloggers and style copycats. But apparently, the Royal Ascot wouldn’t be too pleased at the intricately detailed fascinators this royal lady has such a penchant for.
Put simply, a fascinator is a small hat that attaches to your hair with clips or a headband. It is usually embellished with beads, feathers, flowers, or almost anything you can think of.
Organizers at the Royal Ascot, which is a famed horseracing club in the UK, have just issued a new dress code. In it, “revealing outfits” and “provocative headgear” will get you a one-way ticket to a plebian nightclub.
Because everyone knows that one of the major problems plaguing our world today is sexy headgear. Oh, how those miniature colorful hats and bejeweled headbands will offend those wholesome, tradition-abiding rich people.
So, if you’re planning on taking a trip to the Royal Enclosure to greet Queen Elizabeth, don’t even try to don that strapless frock and feathered fascinator. If you’re heading to the grandstand, which is open to all, you can get away with that tiny piece of headgear. But be warned: bare-headedness will not be tolerated!
Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.