Theresa May is quite adventurous in her sartorial taste, favouring sharp suits for the working woman, femininely dressed up with an elegant scarf from Megan Ferris, an art student, or from luxury brand Hermes, worn with her trademark kitten heels and clunky necklaces. Geometric, blocks of colour and funky cuts are signatures of Theresa May style.It is remarkable and commendable that May wears her outfits more than once;unabashed she has a fondness for red (red is traditionally the colour of the Labour Party),she appeared in this weeks’ Sky News Q&A in the Amanda Wakeley scarlet suit that she wore at the G20 in China and to meet Donald Trump in Washington. Although many designers feature in the May repertoire Amanda Wakeley’s “clean glam” style is a perennial winner, “bad girl” of British Fashion Vivienne Westwood is her pet for tartans and Roland Mouret’s asymmetric neckline dress has twice been a Conservative Conference choice. Coats and pant suits are from Daniel Blake and LK Bennett, the entrepreneurial Icelander Linda Bennett is a born fashion professional whose no-nonsense prints and tailoring appeal to May. May’s shoes and boots vary between Russell and Bromley, Dolce and Gabannaor Beverley Feldman; famously there is always a delightful quirkiness to the PM’s footwear, it looks like leopard-skin or is shocking pink or has silver tipped toes; occasion hats are from Liz Felix and bags from Anya Hindmarch. During campaigning for the General Election, foreign labels such as Escada, Paul Ka, Diane von Fursten burgand Max Mara have taken a back seat; the PM has been stomping the streets canvassing in jeans and ballerina flats or personally telecanvassing at Conservative Campaign HQ in Westminster.
No fashion advisor or personal dresser will get a gong from Theresa May, who does her own shopping atFluidity boutiquein Henley-on-Thames in her constituency of Maidenhead, they are said to telephone the PM when something suitable comes in.
Most UK mainstream newspapers regularly compliment the PM’s fashion sense; Laura Emily Dunn founder of the blog Political Style is a regular reporter on May’s attire and has created a A-Z commentary and source book of May’s professional and casual wardrobe.