Fashion

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Wedding clashers

When it comes to getting dressed up for a wedding, there are so many 'rules' to follow that most end up being a sea of men in boring grey suits and women in humdrum floral frocks.

Nicely Dunn

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Early one grey Tuesday morning, a fleet of stylists, make-up artists and publicists is milling about in the hallway of a plush hotel suite overlooking London's busy Strand.

Join the pyjama party

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Talk of 'day to night' dressing is endless in fashion, but for spring, designers were working in reverse, bringing sleepwear into the waking hours.

Which Nineties girl are you?

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Sound the alarm: we've officially hit Peak Nineties, as the trend that's been championed by bloggers and street style stars over the last few years has spilled over into the spring collections, embraced by designers in all four fashion capitals.

Spring trends are in the bag

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The easiest way to swing into spring fashion? With an eye-catching bag, a carefully chosen piece to anchor your new season outfits.

Spring in their step

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Spring has sprung and it's finally time to freshen up fashion and embrace the new season trends.

Reach for the stars

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It's a decidedly First World problem: should actresses stick with what they know and love on the red carpet and risk being labelled boring, or try something daring but face the threat of landing themselves in that seventh circle of fashion hell, the Worst Dressed List?

Grande's designs

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Ariana Grande is nothing if not consistent. Since her debut album Yours Truly in 2013, the 22-year-old has had a string of top 10 singles on both sides of the Atlantic, after successfully segueing from a teen TV career (on Nickleodeon show Victorious and spin off Sam & Cat) to music world domination.

Ready, set, goth

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Renowned as the most envelope-pushing of the four international fashion weeks, London often throws up a ragtag bag of trends to sift through.

Fashion's spring fling

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Sometimes a new fashion season sees trends nudged gently along from six months previously, but not this time: SS16 is nothing short of an overhaul.

Playing with layers

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If there's one thing the bloggers, vloggers and other peacocks that parade outside fashion week venues do well, it's layering.

What lies beneath...

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Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, so why not celebrate with a cosy night in rather than a big night out - which, let's face it, will probably be plagued with heart-shaped plates and overpriced pink cocktails.

Work wonders

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If you're still struggling to shake those lingering 'back to school' blues (aren't we all?), what you need is an occupational refresh.

Get a feel for folk

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It started on the catwalks last spring, when Valentino's floaty, fringe and feather print-filled autumn show caused fashion editors everywhere to swoon.

The bold and the beautiful

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Somewhat ironically, when you look at SS16 as a whole, individuality is what ties together the catwalk collections. Designers have gone more avant-garde than we've seen in some years - and that means footwear too, with hefty heels and even wellies striding down the runways.

Boost your fashion fitness

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If your Yuletide featured more excess (of the booze and snooze varieties) than exercise, getting back to peak fitness - or, at least, shaking off the seasonal slump - is no doubt top of your New Year resolutions list.

Rise and shine for 2016

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Every year, Dulux reveals its chromatic forecast for the coming year, selecting one shade it predicts will reign above all others.

Upgrade your updo

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Free-flowing, poker-straight hair is often the norm on the catwalks, but AW15 saw designers embracing hair accessories and elaborate styles in a big way.

Disco inferno

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Your inspiration for the part y season this year? A glitterball. Specifically from an Eighties dance floor.

Sartorial Santa!

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When it comes to Christmas shopping, clothing can be a tricky proposition.

Get a feel for festive fashion

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We all long to sparkle at our many festive soirees and shindigs, but if you really want to stand out amid the sea of sequins, it's time to think texture, not tinsel.