The Daily Telegraph
Jumpsuits at the races
Let the barbarians enter: jumpsuits have been declared acceptable in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot this year. Thank heavens. In oftendamp June, bare legs are one of those summer tribulations, yet sheer tights add 100 years to anyone’s age and opaques are ridiculous.
The rise of the jumpsuit is not as yet another manifestation of declining standards but a triumph of common sense. It’s tidier than trousers and a silk blouse, and far more elegant than strappy dresses that show tan lines or streaky bronzer. It covers a multitude of shins, while highlighting ankles and waists. With good shoes and fabulous jewellery, it scrubs up exceedingly well.