Fashion galleries

How to get ahead of the curve this spring

By Jan Shure, January 30, 2012

It was revealing that, in the course of researching this feature to determine which of the high street stores currently offer size 18 and over, the sizes most frequently sold out on the stores' websites - and we are talking brand new spring merchandise here - were the 18s, 20s and 22s.

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How to rock the slopes

By Jan Shure, January 23, 2012

Let's be honest here. For women, there are two imperatives when dressing for the slopes. And only one of them is practicality.

The other, of course is looking good, though in skiing as in most other arenas, looking fabulous depends, to a significant degree, on looking appropriate.

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Putting it under consideration

By Jan Shure, January 16, 2012

With the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s all having a fashion moment, we really shouldn't be surprised that lingerie has gone all retro this season as well.

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Kelly sets her site on fashion's high ground

By Jan Shure, January 9, 2012

For those women who hover around the average UK height - a somewhat petite 5 foot 4 ins - the idea of being model-tall can seem achingly desirable. The reality for those women who actually are significantly above average height, is not quite so appealing.

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Ready, pack, fly...

By Jan Shure, January 3, 2012

It may be icy outside, but in Hampstead and Hale, Stanmore and Shadwell, women's thoughts are turning to bikinis, espadrilles and assignations with a St Tropezmitt in preparation for a winter sun trip.

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Everything but the dress

By Jan Shure, December 21, 2011

It's mid-December, so you have already purchased (or very sensibly unearthed from your wardrobe), the LBD/tuxedo jacket-and-trousers combo you plan to wear for any festive do's that may crop up over Chanucah or New Year. So this is the moment to think about how to ramp up the glamour.

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The divide: skirt or trousers?

By Jan Shure, December 12, 2011

I realise, dear reader, I am paid to tell you whether skirts or trousers are the garment du jour; that I am not supposed to prevaricate, and should be decisive in a thoroughly Wintourian way.

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Israel is back on the fashion map

By Jan Shure, December 7, 2011

Tel Aviv hosted its first Fashion Week for three decades at the end of last month, attracting huge, celebrity-studded audiences to 20 fashion shows over three days.

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Going full pelt for style

By Jan Shure, November 30, 2011

You don't really need me to tell you that fur and faux fur are having yet another fashion moment since you can hardly turn round in any store, from Harvey Nicks to H&M without seeing a real or fake pelt adorning a coat, sweater or jacket.

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Recapturing Marilyn

By Jan Shure, November 23, 2011

The 1950s and '60s are set for another fashion moment. The specific era - the 10 years which span the middle of the 1950s and the first half of the 60s, moments before mini-skirts and Vidal Sassoon haircuts transformed fashion - was given a fresh veneer of glamour when Mad Men hit our screens three years ago.

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