Formalwear

style meter

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 April, 2008, 12:00am

WHAT'S HOT

Purple

Lavender, lilac, violet - it's the shade of the summer!

Long and narrow blazers

Elegant, and a cool alternative to the cocktail dress.

Exposed zips

Placed haphazardly on dresses, vests and shirts - edgy and fun.

Off-beat colour combinations

Grey and yellow, navy and a lighter blue ... mixing is so 2008.

WHAT'S NOT

Waistcoats worn with ties

Especially on men. If you're not in a rock band, don't do it.

Leotards

It's been years since Madge wore them for Confessions yet so many are still trying to copy her.

Gold high-top trainers

Pierre Hardy was onto something when he released his version, but now they're too Elton John.

Dangerous accessories

Zipper-pulls the size of doorknobs and bags that weigh 5kg are making looking stylish hazardous.