Christmas day outfit. It was love at first sight when I spotted this sumptuous skirt in Coast’s Oxford street window. I became like a woman possessed and chased it all the way up north to get hold of my size. When it arrived in the post I didn’t try it on, I simply hung it up carefully and displayed it on my wall. It is almost too luxurious to wear. It was featured in many glossies and sold out in every colour they ran it in; pink, oyster and black. This shape is good for a lot of women as it nips you in but skims easily over your bottom half. The rich duchesse satin has a pleasing sheen but is not shiny. I have worn it to a Christmas meal in early December and on the day itself. I paired it with a Whistles sweatshirt to feel less ‘done’. Happy New Year!