Fashion: Suits you missy

Suits are such a lovely shape this spring. They're either loose and pyjama-y or neatly tailored but with either the feel is clean. No unnecessary lapels or details. But the greatest change in suits is in the trousers: they're worn very short. I love this look - not only can you saw inches off last years trousers if you so wish, but they look so nice at this length, really modern and fresh. Really wide trousers are still best worn long and floppy but with straighter ones you should be aiming for mid calf. I don't agree that this look cuts your legs in half and makes them look short. Plus if you've got good ankles and not so good thighs, then you can still wear trousers and get the best of both worlds. In the summer these cheeky little suits, worn with bare legs and flat shoes, will be everywhere so buy them now before every high street store sells out.

Photographer assisted by Toby.

Stylist assisted by Natasha Hayman.

Make-up by Sharon Willmore.

Hair by Jean Marie for Vidal Sassoon at Marina Jones.

Modelled by Anna.

Shot at Bar & Restaurant; Shoreditch Electricity Showrooms, 39a Hoxton Square, London N1. Tel: 0171 739 6934.

(Opposite page, main pic) White pedal pushers (sizes s-l), pounds 135, matching jacket (sizes s-l), pounds 257, and grey T-shirt (sizes s-l), pounds 54, all from Boyd, Koh Samui, 65 Monmouth Street, London SW6. Wade Smith, Temple Street, Liverpool. Enquiries: 0171 385 7782. Blue square toe mules (sizes 3-7), pounds 135, Russell & Bromley, 24-25 New Bond Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 629 6903.

(Opposite page, small pic) Pale grey shell top (sizes 10-16), pounds 50, and matching cropped trousers (sizes 10-16), pounds 60, Wallis, 272-274, Oxford Street, London, W1. Unit 4, Arndale Centre, Manchester. Enquiries:0171 910 1333. Blue square toe flat mules (sizes 3-7), pounds 135, Russell & Bromley, as before.

(This page, clockwise from top left) Pale grey/green jacket (sizes 8- 16), pounds 225, and matching trousers (sizes 8-16), pounds 125, Whistles, 303 Brompton Road, London SW3. Enquiries: 0171 487 4484. Lime fine knit top (sizes xs-l), pounds 99, Nicole Farhi, 158 New Bond Street, London, W1. Enquiries: 0171 499 8368.

Charcoal waxed cotton jacket (sizes 8-14), pounds 225, and matching skirt (sizes 8-14), pounds 115, Godfrey, Liberty, Regent Street, London, W1. Wade Smith, Temple Street, Liverpool. Enquiries: 0171 323 5050 Blue shirt (sizes 8-16), pounds 49.95, Inwear, Fenwicks, Brent Cross Shopping Centre, London, NW4. 20-22 Victoria Quarter, Leeds. Enquiries:0181 871 2155. Dark brown flat shoes, (sizes 3-8), pounds 130, Strenesse, Harrods, London SW1. Enquiries: 0171 287 6767.

Charcoal zip up jacket (sizes s-l), pounds 110, French Connection, 249 Regent Street, London, W1. 14-16 St Ann's Street, Manchester. Enquries: 0171 399 7200.

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