Royal Ascot fashion stakes rebels against austerity


Royal Ascot is the antithesis of the age of austerity championed by the coalition government in 2010, fashion expert Amy E Williams suggests.

The London Evening Standard contributing editor told AFP that the five days of Royal Ascot -- which began on Tuesday -- allowed women to express and feel good about themselves.

"I kind of like to think of Royal Ascot being anti-austerity," said Williams after casting her eyes over the first day's fashion.

"Because when it comes to dressing up this is the day you can splash out.