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Get to grips with the ins and outs of ladies style etiquette and dress well for every occasion.

Every lady has her own unique style – and that is something to celebrate.

Fashion and style should be a form of self-expression and a way to show the world who you are.

However, there are a number of style etiquette rules that every lady should follow.

These are the basics for ensuring you present yourself properly on all occasions and at all events.

To help you get it right every time, we’ve put together a handy guide you can refer back to whenever required.

When in Doubt, Wear Heels

If you are unsure of the dress code of an event always opt for heels.

They do not have to be anything extravagant, even a kitten heel will do, but it’s better than being the only woman wearing flats!

Jean Pairings

If you are opting for a pair of jeans but still want to look chic and smart, always pair them with at least one smart item.

This could be a classic Oxford brogue – a staple in every British wardrobe – or a fitted, button-up blouse.

Never a Wrinkle

A lady should never go out wearing creased clothes – that is a definite no!

Ensure all your items are well-pressed and ironed before you head out the door to avoid any mishaps.

Travel in Style

Even when travelling, you should be aware of your style.

Invest in a set of classic, quality travelling items such as our Mountbatten Holdall and Travel Wallet to ensure you look the part.

Travel holdall essential

Print Rules

We love a good print at Whitehouse Cox, but make sure you do not go overboard with yours.

As a rule of thumb, you should stick to only one printed piece, and never, never combine stripes and florals.

Go Sheer

Sheer blouses and tops can be very elegant as long as they are worn properly.

Pair with a blazer and always wear a camisole underneath.

Hats Indoors

If you are wearing a fashionable hat, such as to a wedding, it is permissible to keep it on indoors.

Anything such as a cap or woollen hat must be taken off, though.

You should also remove fashionable hats if you fear you may be obstructing the view, such as at a concert or ceremony.

Don’t Forget the Brooch

A brooch can be a great accessory to add a bit of glamour to an outfit.

Wear a vintage piece with a modern outfit for a touch of old-school chic or pin to the lapel of a blazer, either on the left or right and slightly above the bust.

Dress for the Weather

Whether it is scorching hot outside or the middle of a Siberian winter, make sure you dress appropriately.

There is nothing worse than a lady who is shivering or sweating because she has chosen style over practicality!

The Power of a Purse

A lady’s style is never complete without a quality purse.

A timeless piece that compliments your whole wardrobe is essential. For inspiration, take a peep at our Classic Clutch Purse and Zip Round Coin Purse.

Beautiful ladies purses handmade in England

If you have any questions about any of our Whitehouse Cox ladies’ accessories we mentioned here, or any of the other products on our website, please get in touch with our team.

We are always happy to help!

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