Just an illusion

Thanks to designers like Stella McCartney the high street has cottoned on to the bodyboosting
trickery of illusion dressing.

  • PU panel illusion dress, £18, George at Asda

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Brew ha-ha

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, Emma Bridgewater has a collection of commemorative gifts. A firm favourite is this regal-looking teapot.

  • £75, Emma Bridgewater

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Tuned to perfection

Fashion designer Orla Kiely has created a spring buttercup design for the latest Evoke Mio radio from Pure – The Striped Petal Edition.

  • £149.99, John Lewis

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Apple of your eye

Bored of blue and pink? This cute little F&F romper will add a fresh touch to a
little person’s wardrobe.

  • £5, Florence and Fred at Tesco

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Cover up

The monochrome trend is set to stay for spring.

  • F&F Black and White Tunic £14 and Scarf £8 Tesco

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Emerald Isle

In a nod to St Patrick’s day tomorrow, make a bright splash with this emerald Buttermere bag

  • Radley, £179

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Sea and sand

Bring the colours of the coast into your home with the paints Blue Mid and Yellow Mid from Crown Paints Matt & Silk range.

  • £20.98 for 2.5litres, Homebase

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Smells like teen spirit

Follow the advice of the Dolphin Shopping centre in Poole, and go for the ‘90s look this season. This grey acid wash denim gilet should add a touch of on-trend grunge to a man’s

  • £45, River Island