Jumpsuits allowed at Royal Ascot
Women will be able to wear jumpsuits in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot this summer following a change to the dress code.
Before the new ruling, female racegoers could wear skirts or dresses falling just above the knee or longer or full-length trouser suits.
For men, a waistcoat and tie are compulsory in the enclosure.
Organisers said the acceptance of the jumpsuit reflected Ascot's "awareness of seasonal trends".
Juliet Slot, commercial director at Ascot, said: "Fashion and style are an important part of the Royal Ascot experience for all of our customers.
"The annual Style Guide forms a key part of our support for customers to give them inspiration for what to wear to ensure they have a special occasion with us.
"The inclusion of jumpsuits as part of the Royal Enclosure dress code recognises our customers' fashion-forward taste and reflects our awareness of seasonal trends."
What can I wear to Ascot?
Dresses and skirts of "modest length" defined as falling just above the knee or longer
Trouser suits are welcome but must be full length and of matching material and colour
Jumpsuit are now welcome but must be full length to the ankle
Hats or headpieces should be worn
A waistcoat and tie
A black or grey top hat
Source: The Royal Enclosure
As recently reported by the BBC, a new enclosure at this year's Royal Ascot will seek to attract a fresh generation of racegoers by offering a "party atmosphere" and a "more vibrant feel".
The Village Enclosure will provide a range of attractions, including eateries, bars, social areas and DJs.
The "popular formality of dress code" of the Queen Anne enclosure - the suits, the hats - will remain, but with a festival touch, say organisers.
Royal Ascot will be held from 20-24 June.