The sisters (and cousins)
Julie Howe, 43, and lisa Hardwick, 38, are both full-time mums to six-year-old Florence and seven-year-old Sadie. ✢ If in doubt go classic – a white shirt and dipped-hem maxi skirt adds drama. ✢ update your suit with a colourblocking one – pink and red is a great alternative to the classic tuxedo suit. ✢ If your suit trousers are skinny, make sure they fall just above the ankle bone.
✢ the modern way to wear your suit is to keep all accessories tonal.
liSa wears… Shirt, £199, sizes xs-l, Winser london. Skirt, £149, sizes 6-18, coast. Heels, £220, Senso. Bag, £45, Dune. Earrings, from a selection at accessorize FloRENcE wears… Jumper, £18, sizes 3-16 years, Next. Skirt, £26, sizes 2/3-11/12 years, Boden. Trainers, £24, Monsoon. Bag, £9, accessorize SaDiE wears… Jumpsuit, £24, sizes 3-16 years, M&S. Shoes, £24, Monsoon. Bag, £12, Next JuliE wears… Blazer, £475; trousers, £250, both sizes xxs-xxl, Pinko. Blouse, £99, sizes 8-16, Next label/Mix. Heels, £140, Ted Baker. Earrings, £42, Violet Black Jewellery. Pinkie ring, £140; arrow ring, £180, both Dinny Hall. Gold band ring, £19, ania Haie >>