Style shrinks: Our experts analyse Theresa May's wannabe Foreign Secretary look

 

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The scarf

Rebecca Gonsalves: True blue, we get it – but maybe she thinks the eau de nil edging will give her the edge as potential Foreign Secretary after 7 May…

Mike Higgins: A jumped-up accessory? Or a key piece with ambitions? Depends which political metaphor suits.

The make-up

Rebecca: She looks a little tired, but then wouldn't we all if we had to battle against the Bullingdon Club bores to be heard at every Cabinet meeting.

Mike: I sense that May the Force can knock back old Etonians like cheap champagne. Does Clinique make a lippy called Read My Lips?

The salwar kameez

Rebecca: She'll never be mistaken for Kelly Brook, but since some kindly hacks pointed out she is in possession of a cleavage (the audacity!), can it ever be un-seen?

Mike: While her male counterparts retreat into polo shirts and chinos off-duty, Ms May swings for the fences. Bravo.

The shoes

Rebecca: Flat is still where it's at, although May had better be careful George Osborne doesn't nab that glitter for the country's coffers.

Mike: The PM said he wants May to be 'Britain's answer to Angela Merkel'. Angela has her jackets, Theresa her shoes. This could work…

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