Bare-legs 'banned at Ascot'

Published: 01st April 2008

Bare-legs 'banned at Ascot'
Women who plan to have a classy flutter on gee-gees at Ascot should stock up on hosiery before they go as the organisation has clamped down on casual dress.

Liz Jones, writing for the Daily Mail, has praised the prestigious horse-fest for making a stand against "bum-skimming skirts" and stilettos with bare legs.

She highlighted that the rules for the event state that ladies must wear hats or fascinators and cannot stroll about the enclosure with uncovered legs.

Ascot's rules are not for fear that naked flesh might startle the horses but - it explains - to ensure everyone is dressed with appropriate formality for an event at which royalty may be present.

Ms Jones agrees wholeheartedly with the stance.

"I do think you enjoy an outing infinitely more if you dress up for it and can see everyone else has, too," she explained, adding: "I find the propensity nowadays for always dressing down deeply insulting."

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