How to Choose the Wrong Black Dress!

The little black dress (and its sister, the little dark blue dress) is a staple of almost every woman’s wardrobe. This is the dress that provides your reliable fallback outfit in so many situations. You can’t go wrong with a little black dress – or can you?  Continue reading

How to Choose a Smart Dress to Hide Your Tummy and Flatter Your Big Boobs


There are some events in life that inevitably make us feel slightly ill-at-ease: job interviews; business meetings; lunch with the in-laws! It can be tempting to overdress and use our clothes as a form of battle armour. In our experience, this is a mistake. We only end up feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious, squirming around in a too-tight skirt or worrying about buttons popping open.

Susannah is a Vase body shape – she has big breasts, a small waist and a bit of a tummy. Here she talks us through how she chooses a dress that will allow her to feel confident and at ease in a nerve-wracking situation. “I always start with Continue reading

How to Wear Pastel Colours

To avoid looking like the Queen Mother we need to modernise pastels. If you’re under one hundred years old don’t be tempted to wear a baby blue knitted twinset. The trick is to create a look that is clean and fresh, rather than frumpy. In crafting your springtime palette, white is your ally: it always lifts the pastels and lets them float. Seek inspiration in Continue reading