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THE DRESS
Sometimes I am required to go to formal dinners or lunches and am expected to wear a dress. I tend to opt for something conservative with a long sleeve (although more to do with my dislike of my upper arms) like this Stella McCartney number. It’s perfect because it’s demure but has some personality with the gorgeous bird embroidery.

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THE CROPPED TROUSER
Play with the dimensions of classic tailoring like black trousers. I love this high waisted, wide legged cropped pair from Proenza Schouler, they still fall into the parameters of conservative but allow you to flash a little sexy heel, like this killer pair from Tabitha Simmons.

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HEELS & TOTE
Mules are the perfect working summer shoe, more breathable than a court but still closed toe and therefore smarter than a heeled sandal whilst a large black tote always means business.

4

THE FEMININE BLOUSE
I wear a feminine top to soften the masculine edge of a suit. This Chloe one is ideal because the fringing is the same shade as the shirt – you won’t look too fashion forward in a more conservative environment.

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Victoria Beckham £1,100 Harvey Nichols

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Gianvito Rossi £435 Harvey Nichols

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

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Jil Sander £480 Net-a-Porter

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J. Crew £495

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Chloe £750 Net-a-Porter

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Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti £380 Harvey Nichols

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Mango £44.99

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Proenza Schouler £685 Harvey Nichols

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Joseph £225

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