Am I the only one or did you just hear Fascinators are banned at the Royal Ascot, too?
Let's get down toe the nitty gritty of this modern day....sumptuary law...?
Also, the ban doesn't affect (or is it effect? blarg, I can never get that) the Silver Ring (although bare chests are never permitted there, ladies and gentleman).
Anyway. In the Queen's Cage, no more fascinators! NO MORE, I say! (also pretend I am sporting these glasses chains and shaking my finger whilst relaying this story to y'all.)
One more thing ladies: don't be showing up with that strapless, midriff-baring mini. They don't want to see bare shoulders, bellies or undies....modest length dresses only, pretty plz.
However, they do indicate: "a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat" Which, I feel is still a bit murky for me. Or maybe I don't even know what the F a fascinator is anymore and the term itself has become quite diluted (which, I suspect, is the case for me here - but I digress)
Don't worry. if you have questions the
The BBC News earlier reported this back in January and then supplied a much less detailed report dated June Friday, you know, just to keep the pot stirred right before the event started this last Tuesday.
Speaking of which, I don't mind if you keep yer mouth zipped about how I should probably take a cue from their reporting practices. I get it. TOTALLY 5 months and 4 days LATE TO THIS PARTY. yeah. That's how I rolls.
So what started all this royal regulatin'? Apparently the following, as this article quotes:
Last year an unseemly punch-up on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot triggered concerns that the event was becoming overrun with vulgar "riff-raff".
With the Queen in attendance at the racecourse, an ugly brawl erupted, with drunk punters swinging fists, table legs and even 150-dollar bottles of champagne at each other.Waitaminute.....there have to be photos or gasp! videos of this on the internet.
just a sec.
Here. I found it:
Here's a sort-of video of things.
So...yeah, not that cool. But I dunno. Looks/Sounds like dudes be needing to cut back on the booze, not fascinators. justsayin.
But this dude looks quite dapper and a non-brawler. So there is hope for the Ascot after all.
But hey! Go ahead and read the guides for yourself Could you comply?:
this lovely - vegan - hat I made...ahem, *dusting shoulders*)
That's enough "news reporting" for this gal!
Have a wonderful day and wear whatever the hell you want on your head, because THIS IS YOUR LIFE, my friends!