Tough economic times call for a tightening of purse strings, but that doesnt have to spell bad news for your wardrobe. Shopping on a budget gets exciting if you think creatively. Weve asked nine supremely stylish bargain hunters to reveal their top tips, so you can look as good as they do no matter what your budget.More
Hannah, 23, from London- Update any dress with a 50’s silhouette. I have the perfect waist clincher belt and ‘bullet’ bra inserts from What Katie Did in Portobello Road.- Do your homework. Look in old design books, this will help you recognise authentic styles and shapes.- Don’t be put off by ‘surface stains.’ A dirty dress can be soaked in hand-wash for hours and emerge sparkling. This playsuit was brown when I found it!
Total Outfit Cost...£80.00
Harriet, 25 from London
- Shop around. You can get the best bargains at markets and car-boot sales. Often items are priced lower than in shops - try and stay until sellers are packing up, I got this coat at a Brighton market for £15.00.- Look for a good condition lining in satin or silk. It will keep you warm and helps maintain the structure of the coat.- Flatter your figure. When in doubt about what style to choose - go for a 40s'/50s' style with a nipped-in waist and full skirt - it will suit any shape.
Total Outfit Cost...£65.00