The dress code for racegoers is clearly prescribed and will vary depending on the area of the course you will be frequenting. For general admission, smart attire is expected. Ladies’ hats are not obligatory but they add to the sense of occasion. For men, it goes without saying that jeans, sportswear and shorts are not permitted. If entering the Royal Enclosure you should dress with appropriate formality. Ladies must wear a hat, and shoulders and midriff should not be on display. Men must wear black or grey morning dress with a waistcoat. A top hat must be worn throughout the Royal Enclosure, except in a private box.