PLEASE NOTE: Add your own commentary here above the horizontal line, but do not make any changes below the line. (Of course, you should also delete this text before you publish this post.)
Versace’s supermodel extravaganza last September celebrated women in the maxed-out way that felt very Cookie Lyon, the queen bee of Empire. Determined and unstoppable, the fashion house and TV icon are on an even keel this season.
Where to buy it: H&M is a reliable one-stop shop for party favourites – its metallic dress is bound to put a stomp in your strut.
Fierce and fabulous, Saint Laurent’s SS18 show was the toast of Paris, staged beneath the Eiffel Tower with Dynasty’s Alexis Colby sat front row. OK, not really, but she would have fitted right in. She would’ve fought in a lily pond to get this season’s big, bold shoulder ruffles.
Where to buy it: Topshop has bases covered on this front with a one-shoulder mini dress worthy of a primetime slot.
Deirdre Barlow’s preferred style of opticals must have been on the moodboards in the Gucci design studio for SS18. Retro geek chic has made a massive comeback, making The Weatherfield One a pin-up this season.
Where to buy it: Specsavers has a retro range that looks as if it came straight off the runway.
Sex And The City
Carrie Bradshaw had grown women spinning on their heels in tutus in the late 90s, thanks to the pink-and-white version she wore in the famous opening credits. Moschino reminded us of its statement-making ways for SS18, proving that certain styles, like our protagonist’s wardrobe, never go out of fashion.
Where to buy it: Asos has a tulle skirt that’s sure to keep you on pointe.
Put away your maxi lengths, the pencil skirt is the shape to be seen in this season, redefining itself as more brazen, less bank clerk, as at Max Mara. Think Mad Men’s Joan Holloway. The cool kids are wearing theirs with blouses and high heels. Reference all of season one for more.
Where to buy it: M&S has a close-cut, high-waisted style, à la Joan, for £35.
• Commenting on this piece? If you would like your comment to be considered for inclusion on Weekend magazine’s letters page in print, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name and address (not for publication).
guardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010