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AGELESS STYLE: Wardrobe staples for everyone

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 7/3/2022 Shelly Vella For You Magazine

A top-to-toe striped look can feel a little OTT, especially if you’re not looking to stand out. Instead, why not embrace a fresher take on the nautical trend? Enter this shirtwaist wrap dress by Jasper Conran. 

It’s a masterclass in sleek design, marrying the perfect-width stripe with an ultra-flattering cut that doesn’t overwhelm the figure but looks grown-up and elegant. It’s a great summer event dress that you’ll enjoy season after season. 

Dress, £220, Sunglasses, £95, Trainers, £120, © Provided by Daily Mail Dress, £220, Sunglasses, £95, Trainers, £120,


Roll up the sleeves for a more casual daywear look. The trick is never to make them look too neat and symmetrical. 


Shirtwaist dresses are a style godsend ‒ easy to wear, comfortable and they work well with a trainer or a pointed-toe court. 


A midi length and fuller skirt will suit any height ‒ you may need to tailor it so the hem sits mid-calf or four inches above your ankle depending on what feels and looks right for you. 


Opt for medium-width vertical stripes as they’re more flattering and draw the eye down the body. A horizontal striped sash belt accentuates the waist and breaks up the look. 


Try Cos’s silk shirtdress, £135,, or Warehouse’s organic cotton version, £69,


Keep accessories simple: try a plain tote in a contrasting colour with understated jewellery. 


Forget to invest in a streamlined slip (try Cool Comfort Full Slip, £20, so the dress falls smoothly. 

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