Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

Does your wardrobe look worryingly like this?   Do you feel....? It’s all a bit chaotic. You have lots of clothes but often feel you have nothing to wear. Nothing seems to go with anything. You sometimes waste money on clothes you don’t wear. You wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time. Would you love to have a carefully edited wardrobe of cloth...
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Dress Your Best

Everyone can look fabulous, regardless of age, shape or size. You just need to understand what works for YOU. Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly pr...
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Fab At Forty And Beyond

Age is no barrier to looking stylish and attractive Nigella Lawson, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer are living proof that style and beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman in her forties, fifties, sixties and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubiou...
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Fab At Forty & Beyond

Age is no barrier to looking stylish and attractive Nigella Lawson, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer are living proof that style and beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman in her forties, fifties, sixties and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubi...
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What To Wear To A Wedding

Are you going to a wedding? Perhaps you’re the mother of the bride or groom? If so, you will want to make sure you look your very best.  Here are some tips to help you get your outfit right so that you not only look and feel fabulous on the day but also when you look back on the photos in years to come. What type of wedding is it? There are so many different options for weddi...
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Dress Your Best

Everyone can look fabulous, regardless of age, shape or size. You just need to understand what works for YOU. Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportion...
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Best Dressed Wedding Guest

Were you, like me, glued to the screen watching the royal wedding? I loved the simplicity and elegance of Meghan’s  Givenchy wedding gown, topped off by that fabulous veil. It will be interesting to see how her choice influences bridal wear over the year ahead. Exciting though it was to see THE wedding gown though, it was actually checking out what the wedding guests were we...
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Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

Would you love to have a carefully edited wardrobe of clothes you look and feel great in? Is this the reality?: It’s all a bit chaotic. You have lots of clothes but often feel you have nothing to wear. Nothing seems to go with anything. You sometimes waste money on clothes you don’t wear. You wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time. Fear not, you are defini...
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Winchester Fashion Week Talk – Summer Style Update

I'm delighted to  have been asked to give another talk at the lovely Hotel Du Vin in Winchester for Fashion Week. In this year's talk I will offer practical advice on how to update your wardrobe so that you look stylish and  and current. I'’ll show you my pick of what the High Street has to offer and guide you through which styles flatter particular body shapes (and thos...
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Summer Style

I love this time of year when the shops are awash with the new season colours and styles. Over the past month or so, I have been talking a lot about Summer Style -  on  BBC radio Solent, at Winchester Fashion Week and my own Seasonal Update events -  so I thought it would be useful to summarise some of the key trends for you on my blog. Pastels There are two broad colo...
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Seasonal Update (Afternoon)

You don't need to spend a fortune on new clothes this season; you can update your wardrobe with just a few key pieces.  Before you shop for your Spring/Summer wardrobe, please join me for a fun, informal preview of the key trends and "must haves". To help you make the best choices, my Seasonal Update will include: A presentation on the latest styles, how to wear...
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Seasonal Update (Morning)

You don't need to spend a fortune on new clothes this season; you can update your wardrobe with just a few key pieces.  Before you shop for your Spring/Summer wardrobe, please join me for a fun, informal preview of the key trends and "must haves". To help you make the best choices, my Seasonal Update will include:   A presentation on the latest styles, how...
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Fab At Forty & Beyond

Age is no barrier to looking stylish and attractive Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry and Judi Dench are living proof that style and beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman in her forties, fifties, sixties and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubious fashi...
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Dress Your Best

Everyone can look fabulous, regardless of age, shape or size. You just need to understand what works for YOU. Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportion...
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Ten Style Tips for Midsters

I am often asked what the “rules” are for dressing post fifty. The first thing to say is that we should be able to wear what we like so I really don’t think it’s appropriate to be too prescriptive. However, I know that when some women reach middle age they lose confidence in their own ability to judge what does and doesn’t suit them. Many tell me they dread looking like “mu...
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Dress Your Best

We all come in different shapes and sizes and we can all look great! Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportioned. Your best styles of dress, skirt, t...
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Top Tips for Successful Sales Shopping

We all love a bargain, don’t we? At this time of year the shops (actual and online) are awash with discounted stock and it can be very tempting to splash out. However, years of running Capsule Wardrobe Workshops and doing Wardrobe Weeds have taught me  that most women's clothing mistakes were so-called sale bargains. So, before you rush off and buy something which you mi...
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Boden Shopping Party – 27% Off!

Like Great Clothes? Then you'll LOVE my Boden Shopping Party Here’s what you can expect: Drinks and nibbles The latest range to try on and buy 27% OFF plus free delivery and returns and a free gift for the first thirty orders. Expert advice on what suits you - if you want it! £25 ACCOUNT CREDIT when you bring along a friend who’s new to Boden Be sure to email Nicola...
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Dress Your Best

We all come in different shapes and sizes and we can all look great! Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportioned. Your best styles of dress, skirt,...
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Salvation! Dresses With Sleeves!

This post comes courtesy of Tracie Beardsley of Fab Frocks, a boutique which specialises in occasion wear with starting prices comparable with high street shops such as Coast and Monsoon. Staff at Fab Frocks pride themselves on being able to dress real women of all shapes and sizes - with sizes 4 to 24 in stock. "As soon as BBC’s ‘Strictly’ hits our screens, customers inunda...
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