38 WHAT TO WEAR
Toast your hosts at the Berkshire manor with decorum – and a dash of daring
A sartorial guide to the season, from a night at the ballet and a Boxing Day hunt to a Scottish New Year’s Eve at Gleneagles
If you are fortunate enough to be invited to join the Middletons over Christmas, start planning. Could the style stakes be any higher? Fortunately, Valentino or Dior always impress, while also being unlikely to clash with the hostess’ favourite Catherine Walker. An immaculate manicure and blow-dry is mandatory, as is sufficient sparkle. Jewels from David Morris and Boodles add an opulent yet discreet flourish to any ensemble.
o£uttktk, t2k3t5ktktk ottega veneta price on request, david morris price on request, boodles £tktk, tktktk £4,000, dior lady clara paget cufflinks, £65, ettinger jacket and trousers (sold as suit), £2,390, valentino pocket square, £105, hermès £140, hermès price on request, audemars piguet dio wallet, £215, ettinger & jones
£620, dior price on request, boodles james middleton and ella £8,600, valentin hairclips, ce on request, jennifer r crockett
price on request, boodles cuff, price n request, vid morris about £1,020, prada
about £615, miu miu the duchess of cambridge