THE CAMPAIGN'S QVC's Resident Fashion Expert,Glen Campbell answers your fashion questions. I bought my first folk trend outfit but need a handbag to finish the look, what do you suggest?
The high street loves the whole boho folk trend it's an easy look to pull off as we are all so used to the hippie chic look. The across the body soft ringed satchel is a good way of accessorising the look and bring it into A/W 2008. Zara has a black tassled number that has a strap to go over the body as well as a cut out handle for you to carry, its made of super soft black leather with a good amount of fringing priced at £89.00 enq: 02075349500. River Island have taken inspiration from Gucci with their leather snake fringed bag made of 100% leather with stud detail and heavily fringed priced at 79.99 visit HYPERLINK "http://www.riverisland.com"www.riverisland.com. Then we have Oasis with their Navajo leather fringed bag the tan leather has a vintage look about it whilst the fringing is short and neat not to tassletastic priced at £55.00 it's a subtle take on the trend, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.oasis.com"www.oasis.com.
I've got a glam party to go to, I can't afford a designer dress, but I don't just want run of the mill high street. Can you recommend a happy medium?
Tuxedo jackets are fab right now they looked cool dressed down with jeans or leather trousers and a t shirt or sparkly top giving you a rock chic vibe and then come the party season it will chic up any cocktail dress looking super sexy and contemporary at the same time. Also the option of adding Tuxedo trousers allowing you to truly stand out from the crowd.
Let's start with the Tux Deluxe black Tuxedo jacket from the premium range by Top Shop it is bang on trend and has the required sex appeal you expect from masculine tailoring priced at £65.00 available from HYPERLINK "http://www.topshop.com"www.topshop.com. Next up, a Tuxedo jacket that is slightly less rock and roll than the previous, but still a great take on the classic tux is one from M&S. Their cropped black satin trimmed peaked lapel jacket is priced at £45.00 which isn't bad at all for a jacket that goes in the washing machine and they also have a tux trouser for £25.00 visit HYPERLINK "http://www.marksandspencer.com"www.marksandspencer.com. Finally, your blow the budget option is from Reiss. Reiss have given a contemporary twist to the classic tux as it's slightly longer in length than the previous two and the jacket has a tab fastening detail, priced at £175.00 whilst being a little expensive it will serve you well, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.reiss.co.uk" www.reiss.co.uk.
I've got quite a snug fitting dress and I keep hearing people talk about control underwear to smooth out bumps. Do they really work? What would you recommend?
Yes, control underwear can make a major difference to the way your clothes look.
A good pair will flatten your tummy, lift your bottom and streamline your appearance. Look for high waisted versions that are also long in the leg, basically a pair that covers all the bits that are in need of a little attention whilst you are wearing your fitted dress. Three brands that stand out from the crowd are available from HYPERLINK "http://www.qvcuk.com"www.qvcuk.com.
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Brazilian shape wear is a good place to start, they are completely seamless whilst giving a good clean silhouette; they also have a secure grip around the waistband avoiding any roll down (£32.74. Item no.141980) Then we have the celebrity favourite, Spanx, with their set of two power pants and high waisted shape wear. The power pant is ideal for every day wear whilst the higher power pant gives extra cover and shaping (£32.00. Item no 129718) Finally there is Slim and Lift, this time I suggest you look at their body tube it's perfect for your tight fitting dress as it's easy to wear whilst giving you a fabulous silhouette. (£22.50. Item no 137815).
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