Bicester Village x Debrett’s: A Guide to British Style

By Jo Phillips

Having long held a place at the top of the sartorial hierarchy, British style has left an indelible mark, both culturally and historically. In a harmony for the ages, Bicester Village, the luxury shopping destination comprised of 130 world-famous boutiques, and Debrett’s – professional coaching company, publisher and leading authority on etiquette and behaviour – have together created the Guide to British Style, a definitive guide to the nation’s dress codes and season events – from Glyndebourne to Glastonbury.

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Over 60 pages, this guide covers the origins and evolution of the United Kingdom’s iconic styles and items of clothing, including the trench coat, the wellington boot, and the pocket square, to name a few, while offering a comprehensive guide to deciphering some of the complex, but nonetheless prominent dress codes that have characterised British society over the last few decades.

Whether one is looking to hone their knowledge of the British fashion landscape, refine their understanding of black tie, morning dress, uniform dress, or country wear, or simply immerse themselves in the history of British style, the guide, available for purchase on request at Bicester Village, on Amazon, or here on the Debrett’s website, is a perfect fit, with half of the product’s sales going towards the Bicester Food Bank Charity.