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Flattering and anti-ageing – why it’s all about the midi-bob

Andreas Wild at Larry King in Notting Hill, the ‘midi’ is as versatile as the skirt that bears its name. Not too long nor too short; less severe than the chin-length style that originated in the 1920s and softer than its twin, the LOB (long bob) which typically has more layers and a rock n’ roll edge (hence, harder to wear). Of course, no new trend is official without a slew of celebrity sightings.

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