Infographic: Theresa May's Clothes in 2017

27.12.17


2017 has been a year of change for many reasons, but one thing remains constant - Theresa May's fabulously fashionable wardrobe.

This year has probably been one that the PM won't forget, and despite the ups and downs, Theresa's sense of style and commitment to British fashion has remained constant.

Eagle eyed readers will remember the infographic I produced last year, detailing Theresa May's clothes choices during the first six months as Prime Minister. We've had a full year of gorgeous clothes to pore over, so here's the low-down of what Theresa May has worn during 2017.

Focusing on public appearances and official photographs, I've put together this infographic analysing all of her clothes during 2017. From the steps of Downing Street to her Maidenhead constituency, I've analysed the PM's favourite shoes, designers and included a few of my own favourite fashion highlights.


Here's what I found:

  • Daniel Blake has replaced Amanda Wakeley as the Prime Minister's favourite designer. With a whole mix of jackets, coats and tailored trousers, items from British designer Blake have been worn by May a total of 51 times throughout the year.
  • Russell & Bromley remains Theresa May's favourite shoe brand, with the high street favourite retaining its crown for 2017. 
  • The Divine jewelled flat black pump also remains May's most worn shoe for a second year running. This is closely followed by the lovely leopard Delicious flat and the sparkly Cocktail loafers.
  • Flats also remain the PM's go-to shoe, worn by May on 53% of public appearances. Heels frequently appear when May appears at the despatch box or for speeches, providing an added boost of height.
  • Pearls were Theresa May's favourite accessory during 2017, with a mix of simple strands and oversized versions appearing most often. The Amanda Wakeley oversized silver chain necklace and bracelet remain a style staple, appearing 25% of the time. 
  • And what about the handbag? The newly purchased Vere satchel by Anya Hindmarch has been carried constantly by the Prime Minister over the past few weeks. From the battlefields of Iraq to the peaceful surroundings of her Sonning home, May certainly loves this luxury satchel! 



What surprised me about the data? 


We've seen a steady shift away from European designers, and a reliance on Brand Britain. Perhaps a subtle nod to Brexit and the importance of British design, we've seen May champion designers such as Daniel Blake and Amanda Wakeley, as well as introducing new ones into the mix - such as Charlotte Olympia for a quirky take on the leopard kitten heel. And who can forget Theresa wearing a custom made pair of Charlotte Olympia heels for Red Nose Day? 

I'm particularly excited to see Theresa May supporting small businesses and British traders. We've notably seen her wear a gorgeous navy and white silk scarf by young designer Megan Ferris to the spring Budget, a sophisticated faux fur collar by Louison d'or to Davos and numerous hand painted and printed scarves by Pazuki. 

The PM has also dug deep into her closet and re-introduced items from the past! We've seen old leopard Russell & Bromley boots on the campaign trail, a Liberty x Barbour olive wax jacket and patterned dresses from Maria Grachvogel and Amanda Wakeley all make welcome reappearances into the prime ministerial repertoire. 


And for someone who has chronicled what Theresa May has worn throughout 2017, my personal fashion highlights have been:
  • The PM embracing bargain buys, particularly a pair of classic white Converse trainers and a pink linen dress from Next for her Italian holiday
  • A range of gorgeous handmade hats from Henley on Thames based designer Liz Felix- I particularly loved the nod to the uniforms at Sandhurst with a red hat by Felix and military inspired coat by Daniel Blake
  • So many amazing tailored items from Blake and Wakeley to show how British fashion inspires and empowers women 
  • The sparkly tweed jacket from DvF paired with the Russell & Bromley Vivacious sparkly bow adorned heels for Prime Minister's Questions
  • The steady reappearance of leopard into May's wardrobe- everything leopard, all the time! 
  • A nod to the Japanese flag on her visit to Tokyo, wearing a red jersey dress and sharp white Peserico blazer
  • Championing my homeland of Wales with two Celtic Treasure rings!
There have been so many great stylish moment from the Prime Minister this year, and her leadership and humour remind us what a role model she is- both professionally and personally. Who else could fly the flag so stylishly for Global Britain?! Here's to another fashionable year!
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