Skirt

Frump up the volume

Kitchen-sink chic is here to stay, but that doesn’t have to mean looking like Ena Sharples. Alexander Fury shows you how to pull off the dowdy look

iStyle: Layer up

The skirt and trousers combo has returned. But fear not, says  Hannah Fillis – this is not just another Nineties revival

iStyle: Some like it crop

A bared midsection may still a step too far for many fashion followers,  but it’s a summer style worth stomaching, says Emma Akbareian

Off to the races

Don’t fall foul of Royal Ascot’s dress code with this stylish summer formalwear, says Emma Akbareian

iStyle: Animal magnetism

This season the fashion world is abuzz with  inspiration from birds, bees and creatures altogether more beastly, says Stephanie Hirschmiller

Opposites Attract, Sadler’s Wells, London

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Opposites Attract is a light, brisk programme that goes soggy at the end. The dancers move with easy confidence from David Bintley’s jazzy Take Five and Jessica Lang’s fluent Lyric Pieces to the doughy posturing of Hans van Manen’s Grosse Fuge.

More headlines