Pippa Middleton has a tried and tested formula when it comes to her personal style. Whether it's round neck dresses which show off her arms, cinched in waists to highlight her figure or bias-cut fabrics that skim over the derriere… Pippa knows what works.

It's a low risk approach to dressing, but nine times out of ten it pays off – when, if ever, did you last see Pippa commit a serious fashion faux pas?

Take last night's pale blue Hugo Boss number that she wore to the ParaSnowBall in London. With it's plunging neckline and floor-sweeping hem, there's no doubt that Pippa looked beautiful, but it's not exactly an outfit people will remember when the best dressed lists are being compiled.

Clearly the 31-year-old has an eye for fashion, it's just that she's not interested in trialling the latest trends – we can't imagine we're going to see Pippa in a pair of cropped flares or furry sandals anytime soon.

And while her lack of sartorial experimentation might disappoint the fash pack from time to time, we've no doubt that her style is a favourite amongst men. In short, Pippa Middleton's a man-pleaser – when it comes to fashion, at least.

Because if there's one thing a large proportion of the male sex is scared of, it's a woman who's into her clothes. Jumpsuits, giant block heels, pool slides, culottes – these are just some of the trends that leave men open-mouthed, and not in a good way. After all, if an outfit doesn't bare a bit of skin, or cling in the right places, then why (WHY) would we wear it?

But, as we tell the poor dears again and again, it's not men women dress for when they put on that new pair of dungarees: it's other women. Just ask Leandra Medine, the creator of the wildly successful Man Repeller blog.

However, The Pippa Middleton's of this world – see also Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz for more – with their safe, feminine style will always have your boyfriend/husband/mate exclaiming: 'She looks nice.'

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And if that's the kind of compliment you're after, then we recommend taking a style lesson from Ms Middleton, because she's got this man-pleasing thing nailed like no-one else...