Inspired by Alexander McQueen

It’s hard to remember the last time flamboyant Nancy Dell’Olio looked so demure – the vintage Alexander McQueen dress is really working for her.

“At my age, I can really get into the vintage trend – by accident,” Nancy, approximately 50, winked to us.”I had this dress from a while back and I like it because it means I don’t have to worry about what necklace to wear.”

Alexander Mcqueen’s fashion legacy is living on with dresses embellished around the neckline – meaning that you’ll dazzle without spending money on expensive jewellery.

Very’s women’s dresses area is full of pieces to make you feel and look extra special due to their added sequins and embroidery .

For a long sleeve creation like Nancy’s try this Love Label Embesllished Neck Dress

Or for something more girly, and slightly safer, try a broderie anglaise dress from TV presenter Fearne Cotton’s latest collection.

Typically Nancy does add in some extra bling with her waist belt.

For a copy we recommend a coin waisted belt by South, which probably has more coins on it than it costs as it’s just £14.

With it’s simple yet elegant detail, Nancy would be in no danger of upstaging any football teams at The World Cup this year, but will she be going to South Africa?

“I try to keep well out of that world now,” she revealed to us. “I have more important projects to do.”

If that project is dressing to impress, then Nancy’s certainly doing a good job of it. For simple style inspiration, browse Alexander McQueen’s previous collections and then search for similar on Very!

15th April 2010
Written by Zoe Griffin