Women who are competing in European Chess Union sanctioned events will have to button up and make sure their shirts are not “cleavage bearing.”
The union this week announced that under league rules cleavage is not allowed to be shown for reasons of distraction and general event appearance.
“Décolletés [the French word for cleavage] are partly covered in our regulations, which state that in respect to shirts the second from the top button may also be opened, in addition to the very top button.”
They further announced that the European Chess Union could follow other companies in limiting the shortness of skirts. If that rule goes into play skirts will not be allowed to be any shorter than two to four inches above the knee.
“We can see that there are many players here who wear very short skirts. It’s nice to see chess players with short skirts—they are very pretty girls. But I believe there should still be some limit.”
Compliments aside it’s still unclear how the women of the European Chess Union will respond to the new cleavage rule and possible short skirt ruling.
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