‘I haven’t dressed up in ages, what do I wear for the races?’

Rediscover your fashion confidence and dip your toe back into something braver. In our Wardrobe Whisperer column, our team will find a solution for every style crisis.

Dear Wardrobe Whisperer, 

I’m going to the Epsom Derby and it’ll be the first time I’ve dressed up in formalwear since the start of the pandemic. I’ve gone down from a 16 to a 14, and want to wear something more modern, but I’m not sure where to begin.

– Louise

Dear Louise,

After two years out of the formalwear fray, I can understand why you might feel daunted by the idea of dressing up again. You may have lost your tolerance for high-heeled shoes. Your go-to dress may no longer be a good fit. And what even are the rules of hats versus fascinators in 2022? Getting it right doesn’t have to be overly complicated though – just consider these three

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