The Serpentine is a combination of Dramatic and Romantic. This mix requires both the long line and bold streak of the Dramatic and the softness and lushness of the Romantic. The elongated silhouette is embellished with ornate touches, whether that is through a theatrical print or eye-catching jewellery. The fit is narrow and sleek, allowing the curves to show without neglecting the strong vertical line the Dramatic part of the Serpentine requires.

Worst looks are dainty and childlike, nubby and slouchy fabrics, and chopped-up silhouettes.

Celebrity examples: Eva Mendes and Sophia Loren.

Style taxonomy: Serpentine