Fashion

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Say 'I do' to budget bridal style

The average wedding now costs a whopping £20,000, according to Time Out magazine. That's a £6,000 rise over the last 10 years - and, furthermore, a survey by Brides magazine revealed the average spend on a wedding dress alone is £1,340.

Learn your stripes

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There was a clear winner in the print stakes on the spring/summer catwalks. Stripes were seen everywhere, from Louis Vuitton (rendered in patent leather) and Chanel (long cardis and matching boots) to Paul Smith (natty blazers and drop waist dresses).

Will you be suede?

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Chiming with the change of direction, which saw so many collections veering towards a Seventies vibe, suede overtook leather as the designer hide of choice for spring.

The only way is ethics

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Now in its second year, Fashion Revolution Day on April 24 marks the day in 2013 when 1,133 people died and more than 2,500 others were injured, when a building housing several garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh.

Dressed for duty

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It started with Marc Jacobs' stand out show at New York Fashion Week. The ever-influential designer was in army mode for SS15, taking uniform colours and flak jacket detailing, and blowing everything up: big collars, bigger buttons and huge patch pockets everywhere.

Discover your Seventies style siren

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After autumn's Sixties fixation, designers inched forward for spring, landing squarely in the era of bell-bottoms, platforms and feathered hairdos (and that's just the men).

Join the jean scene

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Apart from the odd designer who specialises in it, denim doesn't tend to get much of a look-in on the catwalks, with high-end houses favouring textiles that command a higher price on the retail racks.

Set your sights on the spring trends

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Now that the autumn fashion shows are done and dusted, we can get back to the task at hand; namely, filling our wardrobes with fresh new season fashion.

And the winner is...

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Despite their endless assertions that it's "just an honour to be nominated...", you just know that deep down, those po-faced stars are aching to end up with a glitzy statuette to take home.

AW15: Your catwalk crib sheet

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Glad to finally see the back of winter? Aren't we all. But in the topsy-turvy world of luxury fashion, next winter is already in the frame.

Bags of attitude

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With new drops landing in stores at a rate of knots, and sub-zero temperatures starting to subside, we're right on the cusp of the big spring fashion transition.

Button up for spring

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When it comes to investing in a good jacket, trends aren't usually top of the agenda. But this season, it's a no-brainer.

Fake your perfect figure

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Even if you've managed to stick to your newly-implemented, New Year body-honing regime, it can take a while to shift those pesky pounds, and with spring fashion collections rapidly arriving in shops, the incentive to get fit fast is even greater.

Figure out your perfect lingerie

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Treating yourself to some lovely lingerie to impress that special someone has become a time-honoured Valentine's Day tradition. But with the array of underwear on offer, it can be hard to know where to start - and what suits.

Flex your fashion muscles

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Since the dawn of time, or at least since the dawn of the gym, New Year's resolution lists have invariably included a pledge to get fit.

Just fur fun

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Faux fur is a no-brainer for winter, but now we're the wrong side of Christmas, natural tones and animal prints can feel a bit too, well, wintry.

Marsala mode

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If you need an excuse to break the January detox, pour yourself a nice glass of red and call it research.

A fresh start

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Now that the turkey leftovers are finally finished and the popping of Champagne corks is a distant memory, thoughts turn to the new year ahead.

Ladies who lounge

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Now that it's dark by about 3pm every day (sigh) and the weather's only going to get colder, leaving the house, even to socialise, is a pretty Herculean effort, isn't it?

Jewel purpose

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From colourful gem-covered cuffs that wouldn't look out of place on the Strictly dance floor, to dainty antique pieces and sleek minimalist designs, there are oodles of beautiful jewels to covet in the shops right now.

Figure out your perfect party dress

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Alongside all the gifts for your nearest and dearest, top of your shopping list right now should be a killer dress to see you through the cocktail parties and seasonal soirees that are no doubt crowding your December diary.