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Ashley Graham at the Met Gala and Queen Elizabeth II
Hairclips galore: Ashley Graham at the Met Gala and Queen Elizabeth II
; Resin hair slide, £580, ; Pearl hair clips, £8, ; Pink bow, £8, ; Crystal-embellished, £340,

I backed away from the clips (the willpower) and found myself walking straight into Zara (for research, you understand), where 
I bought a Very Useful velvet belt with a minimalist gold buckle that will look so effortlessly evening-y over dresses and trousers. It’s the kind I’ve wanted for ages and never found. No, really.

But it wasn’t sparkly hair clips, and later that day, after both my 20-something daughters and an older friend showed me their jewelled hair grips, I wondered whether I’d been too puritanical.