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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 April, 2009, 12:00am



Michelle Obama has made this staple cool again.

Showing some skin

But don't let it all hang out - choose pieces that reveal the right amount, such as cut-out dresses or sleeves with slits.

Egyptian chic

Designers are offering a fresh take on Cleopatra's robes for spring - just forget the Nefertiti hairdos seen at Dior's runway show.


Go huge with something loud and decorative.


Hoop skirts

Obviously designers have never tried to put one of these on.

Glorified underwear

This seems to have replaced shorts this season. What happened to modesty?

The tinfoil look

Metallics gone wrong.

Ponytail tubes

Avoid unless you want to look like a fashion victim.