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How to Dress: Checks

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Checks are practical. Checks are flannel shirts and cheerful tablecloths, nursery soft furnishings and aprons. Checked sleeves are sleeves that are made to be rolled up. Except not this season, because the check has gone haute.

How To Dress: Tracksuits

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Fashion journalists, while keen to keep you bang up to date as to where Alexa Chung stands on Breton stripes and Miranda Kerr's current thinking vis‑a‑vis Aviator shades, sometimes let substantial shifts in the nitty-gritty of Clothes People Wear go entirely unreported.

Yes, It's Possible to Look Great in Swimwear

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The weather is hardly inspiring us to consider beach-weather. And granted, excess winter podge looks it’s absolute ghastliest in winter. But as this season’s swimwear hits the shops, your choices are at their best now. Wait until the warm weather actually hits and you’ll be left with a picked-over selection.

Versace Brings UK Anarchy to Italy


Milan fashion week wouldn't be the same without Versace's unabashed high-voltage, rock-star glitz, and this season there was simply no stopping Donatella. For her new women's collection, she unleashed her latest look, which she has dubbed "vunk".



How To Wear Black And White In Spring 2013

The black and white trend is adding a little drama to the fashion world this spring. Magnificent designs, stark lines, bold graphics, daring prints and classic cuts are what it is all about. This no-nonsense trend will guarantee that you are the centre of attention this spring.

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Are British feet getting bigger?

New research suggests our feet are getting bigger. What’s more, we’re ignoring it, preferring instead to squeeze our feet into smaller shoes. Are our feet the next victims of ‘vanity-sizing’?

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Strike A Pose

If you love the theatre and the magic of fashion photography, then you simply can not miss the Tim Walker : Story Teller exhibition, running now through the 27th of January at Somerset House on the Strand.