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Power up the Wardrobe

The Netflix series House of Cards resumed this month and I confess I have already watched all the episodes. I'm as fascinated by Clare Underwood played by Robin Wright as I am by Melania Trump, two women in the White House. OK, one is fiction but both play their parts pulled together and suited at all times. Perfectly groomed, slim of figure, sexy but never revealing. They use their physicality in a subtle, effective way. The slim suit and the sheath dress work every time. Pale colours stand out in a crowd and imply a luxurious lifestyle, this dressing style involving excellent fit, clean colours and good fabrics is never over-accessorised.

  1. Crepe Jersey Colour Block Shift Dress, £99
  2. Milano Cotton Shift Dress, £99
  3. Crepe Jersey Colour Block Dress, £165
  4. Cotton Twill Dress, £135 NOW £89.
  5. Miracle Shift Dress, £135.

These are all wearable summer dresses for the office; flattering, pretty and cool.  A seductive glimpse of a sliver of flesh is fine but not too much.  If you prefer a suit, the crepe jersey collection is soft but cool.  The Crepe Jersey Jacket, £150, is single breasted with one button and is pretty for summer in blue slate.

Fashion Notebook.

The Cristóbal Balenciaga exhibition, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, is currently on at the Victoria and Albert Museum and is a must for any fashionistas.  It is a fascinating show and a rare opportunity to see his couture gowns.