Satin Shirts & Girls Aloud
A couple of people have been in touch recently seeking silk and satin shirts. Sukhy spotted one on The O.C while Dawn is after a black number like Cheryl and Kimberley from Girls Aloud wear in their new music video, Biology. The high street doesn't seem to have caught on to this burgeoning trend yet, but you can still get hold of a classic satin shirt by mail order if you know where to look!
My favourite cheap catalogue, Additions Direct, has got a satin shirt with a detatchable neck tie for £15. It comes in black or purple (left). Ignoring the terrible 'my mum was a model for the day' photo (did they not have an iron on set?) the black shirt in the middle is a bargain £11.93 from QVC. Finally, the classiest option is probably the one on the far right, from La Redoute. It comes in a printed option or various plain colours (including black) for £29.
While we're on the subject of Girls Aloud, their look is super-easy to copy on a high street budget, because they're deliberately dressed in mainstream looks that mere mortals can copy - it makes the whole thing so much more accessible for the teenyboppers, you see. I think this is a look best left to those under 25, but if you want to give it a go, the girls are big fans of partywear peeps Gorgeous Couture. Nadine's worn the red plunge dress (£90) while Cheryl wowed 'em (all except Charlotte Church) at the Poll Winner's Party in the black split panel dress (£150). Unsurprisingly, the place to go for cheaper Girls Aloud-esque looks is celeb fashion website ASOS. The Sequin Band Dress a la Kimberley is only £35. The girls are also fans of Lipsy, which is available online, at ASOS and in some Topshop stores.