The best clothing shops for real women

From Asos to River Island and smaller London brands, the fashion industry has listened to real women: we've seen curvy shapes in campaigns – now brands have embraced the need for flattering pieces for every size

Summer beauty: The best make-up for sun-kissed skin

Sun-kissed summer skin is a beauty must - so much so that there’s an avalanche of products to help achieve that paradoxical “no make-up” look. Sarah Young highlights some of the season’s best

Scents, with a new sensibility

Tailor-made scents are no longer the preserve of the hyper-rich, and designer fragrance isn’t an easy entry-level product. Today’s niche fragrance “collections” bridge the gap between the two, says Alexander Fury

Something old, something new

Young British designers are increasingly coupling with centuries-old brands in an unlikely fusion of hitherto dusty heritage and the strikingly contemporary. It’s a mutually beneficial marriage, and proof opposites can prove very attractive, says Alexander Fury

Crystal clear - plastic is looking increasingly fantastic

It doesn’t take a genius to see right through fashion’s latest sartorial fixation. But that’s exactly the point, reasons Sarah Young, highlighting fashions’ enduring love-affair with transparency. Luckily, it’s in your hands, rather than on your body...

Which hat to wear for your face shape

With Royal Ascot around the corner and weddings filling up our diaries, Duchess of Cambridge's favourite milliner tells us how to find the most flattering hat