High Glamour: 23 Styles To Die For

As Kenneth Branagh’s Death On The Nile hits our screens, these are the Christie worthy ensembles we’d kill for.

It is a golden moment for glamour on screens big and small right now. Whether it’s the lavish costumery of the racy and satirical The Great; Julian Fellowes’ The Gilded Age (Downton transposed to New York, in essence); or Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of Death on the Nile, there is style inspiration aplenty. Here’s how to channel the 1930s with all the intrigue and panache of an (alas, often ill-fated) Christie femme fatale.

By Nancy Alsop
February 2022

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Pretty Eccentric

Sable Dress In Rose Print, £199

Olivia Von Halle

Amaya Saxa Cotton-Silk Robe, £350

Needle & Thread

Rosie Lace Ankle Length Gown, £250


Gemma Midi Dress, £265


Ruffled Tiered Midi Dress, £140

Past Caring Vintage

1920s/30s Deco Velvet Hat, £68

V By Laura Vann

Audrey Emerald Pendant, £80

The House of Foxy

30s Siren Evening Gown, £320

Past Caring

1930s Print Deco Satin Dressing Gown, £145


Millie Dress, £169

The House of Foxy

Art Deco Fan Drop Earrings, £25


Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, £495


Esska Vegan Charlie Heeled Sandals, £149

Needle & Thread

Waltzing Blooms Grace Gown, £360

Angelika Jozefczyk

Terracotta Tulle Evening Gown Red, £660

By Moumi

Tulle Bolero Gold Glitter, £145

Past Caring Vintage

1930s Velour Print Deco Purse Bag, £75

Nobody’s Child X M&S

Floral Frill Midaxi Tea Dress, £49


Pearl Necklace, £1,900

Pretty Eccentric

Agatha Dress, NOW £199

Seamstress of London

Tailored Audrey Trousers, £60

V by Laura Vann

Pamela Gold Shell Necklace, £69


Delphine Dress, £195

Nancy Alsop


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