Nadine Dorries’ fashion secrets: In the closet with the Conservative MP and author | Style | Life & Style

Nadine pairs this navy Jaeger jacket with a silver Reiss vest, her favourite M&S jeans and Russell & Bromley wedges

“Because I’m 5ft 3ins tall, I can only wear fitted clothes,” the MP confesses. She bought this smart jacket recently from Ted Baker. Here she pairs it with a black Precis Petite top and Jaeger trousers 

These pieces are all by one of Nadine’s preferred fashion houses, The Fold. “I know their pieces will always fit me really well and look smart,” she says 

Nadine has 20 to 30 pairs of heels. These are all by Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley

Nadine, 60, has been Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005. She took part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2012 and has written seven books, of which her latest, 

The Mothers Of Lovely Lane, is the third in a series based on her memories of growing up in Liverpool. She has three daughters.

How would you describe your style? When 

I’m at home I’m always in jeans and a T-shirt. I’m wearing much plainer things nowadays but I sometimes like to offset that with a bit of bling.

What colours and shapes suit you best? 

I love wearing all black in the winter and I’ve just discovered I suit pale blue. Reds and corals work well on TV. Because I’m only 5ft 3ins tall, I can only wear fitted clothes. Loose-fitting, floaty clothes make me look frumpy, fatter and smaller.

Tell us about your latest novel… All my books are rooted in the background I grew up in, working-class Liverpool, where women and mothers played a very important part. This book is about a catastrophe and how mothers save the day. The ending made me cry writing it, so I hope it makes readers cry, too.

Do you have to do much research for your books? Not really, because I grew up through those times. I’ve got a lot of material. I grew up with some big characters and great people with great family values.

Her bikinis are from Seafolly

This simple coral dress is from The Fold, one of her favourite brands. She wears…

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