What to wear right now: a shirt dress

I’ve worn this shirt dress to a meeting, to a cocktail party and to travel in. It’s a go-anywhere, do-everything style that is both wafty and smart and doesn’t wilt in a heatwave. Result. The DKNY cotton poplin shirt dress cost more than I would normally spend on a frock but it’s incredibly versatile, the longer hemline at the backRead more

Keeping it chic at Christmas

Photo: Gerard Darel . There’s enough brocade around this season to deck out Poshington Manor . That’s Laurence Llewelyn Bowen’s pad, in case you were wondering. Autumn/winter fashion is all texture, embellishment and drama. And yet, and yet….at a dinner party the other night, I noticed that every single woman was wearing a combination of black, gold and grey.Read more