But shorter styles can also be gelled and sleek and jazzed up with diamante clasps and hair slides
LEFT: Turquoise original Chinese dress, around pounds 55, perspex mules, pounds 30, both from Ad Hoc (as above); fake orchid hair slide
, pounds 19.
pounds 25 pounds 8 Ditch the dull grey undies and slip into something sexy and sophisticated, corset and briefs, Ceriso range at M&S; pounds 20 Don't lose contact with your friends - list them in this pretty address book, John Lewis (part of set); pounds 25 Stash your jewels in this hand-painted sequinned jewellery box, Anusha; pounds 15 Kick off those stilettos and slip into these satin embroidered slippers, Accessorize; pounds 22 Keep your complexion clear and glowing with Face boutique pure skincare products@Space NK; pounds 5 Keep flyaway winter hair under control with this butterfly hair slide
, Monsoon Home; pounds 25 Display this French antique perfume bottle on your dressing table, Cologne and Cotton; pounds 12 Add some bling with a gold bow necklace, Diva; pounds 9.
No7 Eye And Brow Kit, EUR30, Boots' EUR37 Turn heads with this fabulous feathered hair slide
EUR37, Warehouse' EUR22 The thigh's the limit in these funky Paisley tights, EUR22, Cette' EUR67 For the wow factor, slip on this stunning lace dress, EUR67, Marks & Spencer' EUR9 Chunky purple beads add subtle colour to a chic black outfit, EUR9, New Look' EUR30 Get your mitts on these plush purple gloves, EUR30, Accessorize' EUR12 No boudoir should be without a stylish black vase, EUR12, Woolworths' EUR9 Net some lacy earrings, EUR9, Accessorize' EUR47 Naughty but nice - sexy satin side-tie briefs and matching eye-mask set, EUR47, House Of Fraser' EUR27 Dare to dazzle with a beaded necklace, EUR27, Warehouse' EUR3.
No7 Eye And Brow Kit, pounds 20, Boots pounds 20' Turn heads with this fabulous feathered hair slide
pounds 25, Warehouse pounds 25' Get your mitts on these plush purple gloves, pounds 20, Accessorize pounds 20' No boudoir should be without a stylish black vase, pounds 8, Woolworths pounds 8' Dare to dazzle with a beaded necklace, pounds 18, Warehouse pounds 18' Bring a little luxury into your home with this sumptuous patterned cushion, pounds 7, Woolworths pounds 7' Picture this ornate photo frame on your mantlepiece, pounds 6, Woolworths pounds 6' This beaded tassled purse has bags of style, pounds 8, Boots pounds 8' The thigh's the limit in these funky Paisley tights, pounds 14.
The zips can also be used to decorate handbags, hair slides
and bands very effectively.
Plus, at Prada, high pineapple ponytails were fixed above the ear with cute barrettes and at Rochas, long minimalist grips held back poker straight locks - hair slides
have never looked so grown-up.
1 Mood by Jon Richard pearl and crystal hair slides
, [euro]8 for two, Debenhams 2 Pearl Hair Pins four-pack, [euro]5.
The Royal British Legion now sells a range of poppy-themed produce - earrings, friendship bracelets, brooches, hair slides
and cufflinks - to fund its excellent work.
From hair slides
to great value jewellery, Claire's has the perfect stocking fillers for the fashion conscious.
Cream Arran knit jumper, pounds 38; check bow hair slides
, pounds 6.
Then Barbara found some old sweets and children's hair slides
under a bed.