It's almost time to hear the roar of the crowd as the tapes go up on the first race at Royal Ascot 2016. If you're attending the most prestigious racing event in the calendar, then you'll want to make sure you look the part. Of course, such a refined race meeting has very particular rules for ladies in the priciest enclosures. Read on to find out exactly how you should dress to impress in the Royal Enclosure and see our selection of dresses to ensure you won't be left out of all the cork-popping fun - click to shop... [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="261"] Forever Unique Pam Pencil Dress in Mint[/caption] "Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer" The lace panels on this [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="263"] Forever Unique Penny Stripe Printed Midi Dress[/caption] "Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater" [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="260"] Gina Bacconi Watercolour Chiffon Dress with Cape[/caption] "Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code"
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="259"] Honor Gold Adrianna Midi Dress in Coral[/caption] "Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full length and of matching material and colour"
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="260"] Lipstick Boutique Toni Dress in Pale Blue[/caption]
"Hats should be worn; however a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat"
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="260"] Lipstick Boutique Sophia Floral Dress[/caption]
"Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted"
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="264"] The LBD Mara Dress[/caption] "Midriffs must be covered"
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="266"] The LBD Isabella Dress in Soft Grey[/caption]  
"Fascinators are not permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm)"
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="268"] Goddiva Pencil Dress with Tie Detail in Blue[/caption]
In the Queen Anne Enclosure, the following applies: "A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times. Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted. Trousers must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above. Midriffs must be covered. Shorts are not permitted"
In the Windsor Enclosure, the rules are more relaxed so you have free rein (pun intended!): "Whilst we encourage racegoers to wear smart clothes, no formal dress code applies in the Windsor Enclosure except that replica sports shirts are not permitted." Shop our full race dresses edit here.