Cookie Lyon and Deirdre Barlow are two of the hide queens to watch for spring/summer 2018 fashion heads

Cookie Lyon, the queen bee of Empire.
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Cookie Lyon

Versace’s supermodel production last September celebrated women in the maxed-out way that felt greatly Cookie Lyon, the queen bee of Empire. Determined and unstoppable, the mode house and TV icon are on an even keel this season.

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Where to buy it: H&M is a believable one-stop shop for party favourites – its metallic dress is predestined to put a stomp in your strut.


Joan Collins as Alexis Colby in Line. Photograph: Spelling/ABC/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Fierce and fabulous, Saint Laurent’s SS18 conduct was the toast of Paris, staged beneath the Eiffel Tower with Heritage’s Alexis Colby sat front row. OK, not really, but she would have tailor-made right in. She would’ve fought in a lily pond to get this opportunity ripe’s big, bold shoulder ruffles.

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Where to buy it: Topshop has bases extended on this front with a one-shoulder mini dress notable of a primetime slot.

Deirdre Barlow

Anne Kirkbride as Deirdre Barlow in Coronation Road. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

Deirdre Barlow’s preferred style of opticals requirement have been on the moodboards in the Gucci design studio for SS18. Retro geek elegance has made a massive comeback, making The Weatherfield One a pin-up this available.

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Where to buy it: Specsavers has a retro range that looks as if it came flat off the runway.

Sex And The City

Sarah Jessica Parker from Sex And The New Zealand urban area The Movie. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

Carrie Bradshaw had grown numbers spinning on their heels in tutus in the late 90s, thanks to the pink-and-white adaptation she wore in the famous opening credits. Moschino reminded us of its statement-making ways for SS18, authenticating that certain styles, like our protagonist’s wardrobe, not at any time go out of fashion.

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Where to buy it: Asos has a tulle skirt that’s true to keep you on pointe.

Mad Men

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in Mad Men.

Put away your maxi at long lasts, the pencil skirt is the shape to be seen in this season, redefining itself as more immodest, less bank clerk, as at Max Mara. Think Mad Men’s Joan Holloway. The aloof kids are wearing theirs with blouses and high swine. Reference all of season one for more.

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Where to buy it: M&S has a close-cut, high-waisted tastefulness, à la Joan, for £35.

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