French dressing

The French know that a woman needs only seven staple items to create a stylish wardrobe, writes Lisa Brady.

29th September, 2012
Coat, €395. Photo: Ricardo Labouyle

It's a common complaint: wardrobe bulging at the seams, nothing to wear. Nothing current, anyway. Nothing that says, I've considered all the latest trends, and here is how I'm interpreting them as best suits me - body type, personality and age. French women never seem to have those problems.

But the answer isn't more clothes, or even more French clothes, it's an understanding of the 'magnificent seven' - seven wardrobe staples from which every truly...

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