Opinion

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Politics of the dress code are a minefield

As the jumpsuit makes its royal debut at Ascot, the etiquette of what is worn is a serious business, writes Sophie Donaldson

STYLISH: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at Royal Ascot last week. Picture: PA
STYLISH: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at Royal Ascot last week. Picture: PA
GASP! Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, in her Ascot jumpsuit
Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

'The board all felt, based on the evidence that I shared with them, that this was the right decision."

These are not the words of a sombre chairperson commenting on a damning fourth quarter budget. Nor were they spoken by a CEO who has made the difficult but necessary decision to restructure the company's workforce.

No, these comments were made by Juliet Slot, the commercial director of Royal Ascot racecourse, speaking about dress codes.

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