Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Dear Lowri; (1) Wardrobe Agony Aunt Lowri Turner Answers All Your Burning Fashion Questions (2) FASHION AGONY

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Dear Lowri; (1) Wardrobe Agony Aunt Lowri Turner Answers All Your Burning Fashion Questions (2) FASHION AGONY

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Trousers to suit I really want a pair of tweed trousers, but every pair I put on makes me look huge.

Tweed, like other thickish fabrics, is liable to add inches to your bottom.

The answer is to go baggy. Choose loose hipster trousers, slide them as low down on your hips as you dare and pair with a clingy top like here at Miu Miu (left). This has the effect of making your top half look all the slimmer because of the baggy trousers, while concealing whatever lurks beneath the tweed.

From [pounds sterling]30, at H&M (020 7323 2211).

College-kid chic I am very flat-chested and quite selfconscious about showing my noncleavage in clingy clothes. I don't want to spend the winter in a poloneck.

OK, let's look on the bright side. Being small on top, you'll never get underwire chafing and you can wear some of the items other women run screaming from.

A hooded jumper is one of these. On many females, particularly the biggerbusted ones, this looks unflattering. On you, it would look fine. Gap has a great hooded cashmere jumper for [pounds sterling]98 (0800 427 789). For the Sixties American college-kid look, team it with loose trousers and bowling shoes.

Help!

Singing in the rain I bought a suede handbag in the summer and I'm terrified of ruining it in the rain. What can I do?

You used to be able to spray Scotchguard on to suede, but the EU has banned it.

Apparently, it was highly toxic which, bearing in mind the amount of it I have used over the years, means I'm going to die of suede-itis very soon.

With this option removed, I suggest you get a standby bag that is water-resistant. If the weather looks dodgy, go for the standby option.

Muji has some great nylon bags.

The best is slouchy and ruched.

In pink or khaki, it is a great shape and fantastic value at only [pounds sterling]15 (020 7323 2208). …

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