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Kate Moss, 40, is “Paddling in the Shores of Old Lady” lake, according to the Daily Mail

This morning our old friends at The Daily Fail are hitting out at supermodel Kate Moss, who’s 40 today, for… being 40 today. “How on earth did this happen?” shrieks the Fail, clutching at its pearls in horror. Well, it happened because Kate Moss was born 40 years ago, and has managed not to die in the interim, Fail. It’s pretty simple stuff, really. In fact, it’s something that will happen to all of us – if we’re lucky – and is a natural result of, you know, being alive. Going on to compare a professionally posed modelling shot of Moss as a 14-year-old, to a paparazzi photo of her stumbling out of a nightclub after what appears to have…

One easy way to clear your closet and switch up your style

Earlier this week, we spoke about New Year’s resolutions, and how many of them seem to revolve around clearing out of closets and freshening up our style, whether by changing it completely, or simply trying out something new. Well, here’s one way to achieve both of those aims, without the need for a lengthy closet-clearout, which often means you end up with nothing to actually WEAR. We don’t claim to have come up with this idea ourselves – it’s something we’ve read about on various sites over the years – but we CAN claim to have tried it out, and to have found it a really effective way to change the way we look at our closets, and to develop…

10 New Year Style Resolutions for a Stylish 2014

OK: hands up if you made some style-related New Year’s resolutions this year? Now put your other hand up if those resolutions were something along the lines of, “clear out the closet” or “invest in quality pieces, rather than buying vast quantities of fast fashion”. How many of you currently have both hands in the air right now? We’re going to guess that quite a few people are kicking of 2014 with the intention to clean out their closets, pare down their clothing collections, and invest more wisely in their wardrobes for the coming year. Those are great resolutions, and we’ll probably be trying to keep some of them ourselves (more on that later), but if you’re looking for some other ways…

Have a stylish New Year…

We don’t know about you, but we’d much rather be drinking champagne than fighting crimes of fashion right now, so although it’s not quite New Year’s Eve, we’re preparing to close our case files for the year, and get ready to start afresh in 2014. Of course, we can’t wave goodbye to 2013 without taking a moment to say a quick thank you to all of our readers and sponsors for their support over the past 12 months. You are the people who make this site possible, and as we head into our eighth year (!) of crime-fighting, we know we’re very lucky to have you all behind us. We’ll raise a glass to our readers on December 31st, and…

The Fashion Police’s top posts of 2013

Over the past few days, we’ve been rounding up some of the biggest fashion crimes of the past year, and we have some more of those crimes still to come. As you may know, however, arresting ugly items isn’t our only remit: The Fashion Police also fight crimes of fashion by offering style advice, and identifying the GOOD items amongst all those crimes. Today, we take a look at some of our other work from the year 2013: the posts in this list are a combination of the most popular posts of the year, and our own personal favourites, so if you’re in need of some reading material this holiday season, here are a few posts you might have missed…

Happy holidays from The Fashion Police!

Well, Style Squad, it’s once again that time of year when we hang up our handcuffs for a few days and take some time off to celebrate the holiday season. We’ll be back in a few days, but before we go we’d like to take the opportunity to wish all of our readers a very happy holiday, if you’re celebrating. Stay safe, stay stylish, and don’t worry: we’ll be back soon, fighting crimes of fashion and solving style dilemmas! Happy Holidays! The Fashion Police x

Primark Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

It’s not even Christmas yet, but we’re already looking forward to spring: even more so, now that we’ve seen the Primark SS2014 preview. There is gingham. There are full skirts. There’s… a really odd-looking see-through dress which the Empress will just LOVE, seriously. OK, so we’re not looking forward to that last one, or to some of the orthopaedic-looking sandals that are also part of this collection. We always think the Primark preview offers an interesting insight into what kind of summer trends the high street brands will be picking up on next year, and what people will ACTUALLY be wearing. On that subject, we’re really happy to see there are no adult onesies included in the press materials for…

TFP’s Ultimate Party Dresses Roundup

Today is the last day on which you’ll be able to order something online and have it delivered before Christmas (for many retailers, at least: there are a few who’re offering express delivery later in the week!), so if you’re still looking for party dresses for Christmas day, New Year’s Eve, or anything in between, now’s your last chance! To take some of the hard work out of your search, we’ve rounded up our favourite party dresses from UK high street retailers: we don’t claim to have found something for everyone in this selection, but out of the thirty different dresses on the page, we hope you’ll find something you like. So sit back, take a look, and we hope you…

Dress(es) of the Day | Stripe prom dresses from F&F and Topshop

L-R: F&F, Topshop It’s a double-whammy DOTD for you today as we bring you, not one, but two stripe prom dresses! We discovered the dress on the left of the image first: it’s by Tesco’s F&F line, which we’ve been increasingly impressed with lately. You might remember the “winter” floral scuba dress which cropped up as a DOTD alternative a couple of weeks ago: having now had the opportunity to examine the suspect in person, we can confirm that it’s a lovely dress, and excellent quality for the price, so we have high hopes of this stripe number, too. It’s made from the same scuba fabric, so it should be hard-wearing and crease-free. The design, meanwhile, is one that’s always…

APB | 24% off at Dorothy Perkins for 24 hours only

Dorothy Perkins have just extended their 24-for-24 sale event for a further 24 hours. As the name suggests, this was originally supposed to be 24% discount for 24 hours (you see what they did there?) but it’s now set to run until 7.59 GMT  (A very exact time, there) Wednesday 11th December. We’d suggest this should technically make it a “48-for-48” offer, but we’re scared they’d cancel that sneaky little order we just placed if we did that, and we can’t have that now, can we? Speaking of orders: the pink coat arrived on the site yesterday morning and is already sold out in some sizes. The popularity of baby pink coats this season means that everyone is selling them, but…

Stylish Stocking Fillers for Fashion Lovers

Last week we shared our gift guide for fashion lovers, and now it’s time for the smaller stuff.  These items would be suitable as stocking fillers, Secret Santa gifts, or just those little added extras you might throw in to make up a larger present. We’ve kept everything £25 or under, and have tried to provide some gift ideas at various different price points, so here they are: some stylish stocking fillers for women who love fashion! ♥ 1. Tatty Devine glasses necklace, £25 ♥ 2. Cath Kidston spot makeup case, £10 ♥ 3. Accessorize translucent face powder in tin, £5 ♥ 4. Dorothy Perkins flower necklace, £9.80 ♥ 5. The Little Black Dress Book, £9.99 ♥ 6. Oasis bobble…

Dress of the Day | Oscar de la Renta Two-tone cotton-blend brocade dress

Oscar de la Renta dress, £2,990 OK, it’s a little bit pink, we’re not denying it. Or a BIG bit pink even. It’s also £3,000 (well, close enough) and completely sold out, so seeing as this one is well and truly in the category of “fantasy shopping”, we may as well indulge ourselves by imagining that: a) We could afford it b) We’d have somewhere to wear it c) We’re the kind of people who could effortlessly pull off two different shades of pink Unfortunately for us, none of the above actually applies, but then again, it doesn’t really need to when you’re fantasy window shopping, so let’s just sit back, relax, and be thankful that it costs nothing to…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Fashion Lovers

  Christmas Gift Ideas for Fashion Lovers Looking for Christmas gift ideas for the fashionista in your life? Or maybe just for yourself? Stay stylish, and call The Fashion Police… In this quick gift guide we’ve selected style-inspired gifts from a range of price points, although we’ve done our best to keep things relatively affordable, and well under £100. When it comes to finding Christmas gift ideas for women who love fashion, it’s all in the details. You don’t have ignore the usual suspects – our guide contains things like sweaters, gloves and nightwear, all of which are fairly standard gifts – you just have to make sure they have that added touch of style to set them apart. In…

Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop | The Verdict

The Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop collection launched online this morning, and we’re now considering declaring a State of Style Emergency. Seriously: this isn’t a brand we’d have expected to come up with anything even remotely “ordinary”, but given that this is a high street collection, aimed at the people who wander into Topshop during their lunch hour, we have to admit that some of it surprised even our more hardened officers. For instance: A red PVC frill playsuit (£150) and matching red PVC shorts (£100). We’re just going to say it: these look more like the kind of thing you’d see in a more, er, specialist store than Topshop. Are people buying these to wear in the bedroom? Because we really…

TFP’s favourite online fashion websites right now

As a style-obsessed police squad, we spent a lot of time looking at online fashion. You’ll find a comprehensive list of online fashion stores in the UK  at our UK store directory, but here’s a (highly biased) list of our favourite online stores right now, in no particular order… Our favourite online fashion websites… for now Topshop Best for: Fluffy sweaters and amazing shoes We go through phases with Topshop. Sometimes the selection is a little too self-consciously fashion-forward for its own good, but right now the store has a fabulous selection of beautiful, cosy knitwear, and some wonderful shoes and boots. The pointed-toe ‘Gwenda’ pumps are the perfect, classic court shoe, and are available in a range of colours, updated…

Dress of the Day | Oasis winter butterfly shift dress

Oasis winter butterfly dress, £55 Summer prints on winter dresses has been something of a theme this year. You’ve probably heard the term “winter floral” (It refers to floral prints… which you wear in winter. Because OF COURSE…) being bandied around, and now Oasis have continued in the same general direction with their winter butterfly shift dress. Although butterflies – and butterfly prints – are something we generally associate with the warmer months of the year, the black background on this print makes it seem more winter appropriate, although there’s obviously no reason you wouldn’t be able to wear it at any other time of year, too. The shape is one Oasis have done a lot of this year: it’s…

Dress of the Day | Lindybop ‘Serena’ red chiffon dress

Lindybop ‘Serena’ dress, £59 Every so often our daily style sleuthing leads us to the kind of dress that makes our officers stop in their tracks and declare the search for a worthy Dress of the Day to be over. Lindybop’s ‘Serena’ is one of those dresses. Available in red or black, and priced at £59, this is the perfect party dress. A sweetheart bodice overlaid with chiffon, and a wide black waistband to help create an “hourglass” effect, combine to give ‘Serena’ the kind of classic style that never goes out of fashion. Add a full skirt, and you end up with the kind of dress that would make you feel like the star of an old Hollywood movie:…

DOTD | Lela Rose floral print satin dress

Lela Rose floral print satin dress, £1,440 Floral print is intrinsically connected to spring and summer fashion, for many of us, but there’s really no reason why that should always be the case: there’s no “rule” we can think of preventing the wearing of florals in autumn and winter, and if there were, well, we probably wouldn’t pay much attention to it anyway, so there’s that. Furthermore, winter florals are currently a bit of a “thing” in the fashion world, which means that if you DO worry about being “on trend”, you don’t need to concern yourself about this particular dress. Not that most of us would be worrying, anyway, of course: at £1,440, this is strictly a “fantasy shopping”…

The Truth About Fashion Blogging

As well as the questions we get about fashion and style itself, we’ve also been getting a lot of requests lately for tips and advice about the business of fashion blogging, and how to make a living (or even just some shopping money) from it. With fashion bloggers continuing to attract sponsorships, and turn their blogs into full-time businesses, it seems there are a lot of people out there looking to get in on the action. There are also a lot of misconceptions about fashion blogging, and how easy it is to make money from it, so before we answer some of the more specific questions that have been coming up, we thought we’d tell some truths about fashion blogging…

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Random Roundup | Full skirts

We love big skirts and we cannot lie… It’s no secret that The Fashion Police are big fans of full skirts, and luckily for us, we’re currently going through one of those moments when what’s “in fashion” happens to align with our own personal tastes, allowing is to stock up on some of our favourite styles while we have the chance. There’s no way of knowing how long this so-called “trend” will last, or when it’ll come back around again, so we hope you’ll indulge us today as we take a quick look at some of our current favourite skirts… Coast Rita skirt, £125 This skirt has only just been released, but already Coast are calling it a “best-seller” and urging…