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    Are Horizontal Stripes Unflattering? Are Horizontal Stripes Unflattering?

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    Traditionally we’re encouraged to avoid horizontal stripes as they make us look wide. But this rule isn’t always right – in fact they can sometimes make us look slimmer. So much so that a study by York University found that women wearing stripes across the body were overall considered slimmer, when compared with wearing vertical stripes.  Our long, straight cut jackets by POM Amsterdam look great with stripes because of their flattering length. Available in black and blue  That’s not to say you should now only stick to horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes can elongate the figure when worn in the...
    Traditionally we’re encouraged to avoid horizontal stripes as they make us look wide. But this rule isn’t always right – in fact they can sometimes make us look slimmer. So much so that a study by York University found that women wearing stripes across the body were overall considered slimmer, when compared with wearing vertical stripes.  Our long, straight cut jackets by POM Amsterdam look great with stripes because of their flattering length. Available in black and blue  That’s not to say you should now only stick to horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes can elongate the figure when worn in the...

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    Creating A Stylish Mother Of The Bride Outfit Creating A Stylish Mother Of The Bride Outfit

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    The term “mother of the bride” should evoke pride, joy and delight. Unfortunately it is now synonymous with frumpy and old-fashioned. When I hear it, it immediately brings to mind an ugly beige satin matching two-piece – often with a floral print or a bit of diamente. This association is pretty offensive really, because why should the mother of the bride be any worse dressed than anyone else? It just goes back to out-dated, ageist attitudes. But if you are soon to be the mother of the bride I don't blame you if you wince at the term and refuse...
    The term “mother of the bride” should evoke pride, joy and delight. Unfortunately it is now synonymous with frumpy and old-fashioned. When I hear it, it immediately brings to mind an ugly beige satin matching two-piece – often with a floral print or a bit of diamente. This association is pretty offensive really, because why should the mother of the bride be any worse dressed than anyone else? It just goes back to out-dated, ageist attitudes. But if you are soon to be the mother of the bride I don't blame you if you wince at the term and refuse...

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    When Is Fashion A Good Investment? When Is Fashion A Good Investment?

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    Every year I write an article inspired by Vogue’s ageless style issue (read 2015’s review here and 2016’s commentary here) and this year is no exception. Going through it today I was pleased to see many more ‘older’ women featured. I still would like Vogue to bite the bullet and feature a woman over 40 on their cover – particularly on an issue like this – but there’s no denying there is progress for which it should be congratulated. But for me, the best thing about this issue is Lisa Armstrong’s insightful article: “As the decades unfurl, we need fashion...
    Every year I write an article inspired by Vogue’s ageless style issue (read 2015’s review here and 2016’s commentary here) and this year is no exception. Going through it today I was pleased to see many more ‘older’ women featured. I still would like Vogue to bite the bullet and feature a woman over 40 on their cover – particularly on an issue like this – but there’s no denying there is progress for which it should be congratulated. But for me, the best thing about this issue is Lisa Armstrong’s insightful article: “As the decades unfurl, we need fashion...

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    Top Tips On Finding Your Best Jeans Top Tips On Finding Your Best Jeans

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    Jeans. Love them or hate them, they’re become one of the most defining features of ‘modern’ fashion. And with so many styles around these days, and dress code boundaries becoming blurred, rather than being a lazy casual option, if you find the right ones for you and they can be a chic, stylish base to build the rest of your outfit around. Here are my top tips for finding the best ones for you. First: low, mid or high rise for your body? If you have fuller hips and/or want to hide a tummy, opt for mid-rise to high waisted...
    Jeans. Love them or hate them, they’re become one of the most defining features of ‘modern’ fashion. And with so many styles around these days, and dress code boundaries becoming blurred, rather than being a lazy casual option, if you find the right ones for you and they can be a chic, stylish base to build the rest of your outfit around. Here are my top tips for finding the best ones for you. First: low, mid or high rise for your body? If you have fuller hips and/or want to hide a tummy, opt for mid-rise to high waisted...

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    10 Top Tips for Wedding Guest Style 10 Top Tips for Wedding Guest Style

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    Wedding season is upon us. But, as fun as the occasions can be, the stress of knowing what to wear can overshadow the excitement of the upcoming day. So we’ve put together our 10 top inspirational tips for looking your most gorgeous self as a wedding guest: Style  Have fun Weddings are joyous occasions, so why shouldn’t your outfit reflect that?! Whether it’s a bright print, whimsical accessory, or an exquisite colour – this is the time to wear that piece that puts a smile on your face.    A fun handbag, such as this Poppy Leopard "Pony" Fox bag...
    Wedding season is upon us. But, as fun as the occasions can be, the stress of knowing what to wear can overshadow the excitement of the upcoming day. So we’ve put together our 10 top inspirational tips for looking your most gorgeous self as a wedding guest: Style  Have fun Weddings are joyous occasions, so why shouldn’t your outfit reflect that?! Whether it’s a bright print, whimsical accessory, or an exquisite colour – this is the time to wear that piece that puts a smile on your face.    A fun handbag, such as this Poppy Leopard "Pony" Fox bag...

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