Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Dear Lowri; Wardrobe Agony Aunt Lowri Turner Answers All Your Burning Fashion Questions

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Dear Lowri; Wardrobe Agony Aunt Lowri Turner Answers All Your Burning Fashion Questions

Article excerpt

Strait-laced?

I am looking for a bustier.

I don't want it to look too tarty. Can you help?

With bustiers, you certainly do tread a thin line between stylish and tacky.

There is always the possibility that you'll look like you've done your shopping at an Ann Summers party. That's fine if it's for the bedroom only.

You can just turn down the dimmer switch. In public - especially in daylight - you have to spend some money.

Sorry, but if you buy cheap, you'll look cheap.

Chain stores such as Kookae are doing bustiers this season. And you might just be able to get away with one if you're 17 with a perfect figure. But another reason to spend a bit of money - other than to avoid lace that feels like sandpaper - is a better fit. If in doubt, go to Agent Provocateur (020 7235 0229) and pick up this cool denim one, u165.

Featherbrained

I bought a pair of big clip-on earrings recently and, after an hour, had to take them off because they hurt my ears.

Any solutions?

Big earrings are back but, you're right, they can be second only to a Brazilian wax for sheer agony. And at least you lie down when you're having your bikini line done. You could get your ears pierced. Clip-ons hurt more than those for pierced ears. Or only wear them when you're on the razzle. A couple of glasses of wine, and you will feel no pain.

Another option is feather earrings. They're fashionably large but lightweight, and are part of a feathery explosion (as at McQueen, right) that we'll be seeing in the shops this spring, with shoes, bags and jewellery all sprouting plumes.

Among the chicest around are peacock feather earrings, u38, at Coco Ribbon (020 7229 4904).

Pretty in plimsolls

I am 5ft 10in. When I wear heels, I tower over my boyfriend. I'd like some pretty shoes that don't make me feel like a giant. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.