Cold Feet Style

The welcome return of Pete, Jenny, Karen, David and Adam to our screens has given Monday nights a new lease of life.

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As the much-loved Cold Feet characters hurtle towards 50, we’re giving their style the once over – because the way you dress tells us as much about their lives as the plot lines!

Our love affair with Cold Feet began in 1997 when the television audience was first introduced to friends Adam and Rachel, Pete and Jenny, Karen and David. It’s now been 13 years since Rachel’s untimely death. How has Adam coped without his soulmate, raising their son on his own? Do Pete and Jenny still spend their evenings on the sofa? And what of David and Karen? They’d split up, but with three children between them, are the ties that bind still strong?

Adam Williams played by James Nesbitt

Adam is a born charmer with a permanent twinkle in his eye and an answer for everything. We discover that he’s been travelling the world as an enigmatic IT specialist.  His style reflects his jet-set life, but he still retains his cool and despite his age can still carry off a buttoned up denim jacket so well.


Khaki Long Sleeve Knitted Polo Jumper, Burton £28


Adidas Milano Trainers, Scotts £65


Denim Jacket, Topman £45

OMG! style tip:  Adam you can afford to grey gracefully!

Pete Gifford played by John Thompson

Pete is the ultimate family man, he and Jenny have a warm and cosy family life, although not always how they planned it.  He is struggling as he approaches middle age and he looks a little careworn, but he still retains that cheeky chappy style that makes Pete such a loveable character.


Long Sleeved print shirt, Burton was £35 now £

OMG! style tip: Reach for the stars Pete and compliment your wife, she’s got it all going on!

 Jenny Gifford played by Fay Ripley

Jenny is an intelligent woman and stuck in a rut with her job where she’s organising conferences in a hotel – her slightly outdate corporate clothes reflect where she is in her worklife.  Outside work she’s a fun seeker and this aspect of her personality shines through in her clothes.


Long sleeve floral print blouse, Per Una £35


Skirt, Star by Julien Macdonald at Debenhams £59


Clutch bag, Dorothy Perkins £10

OMG! style tip:  Dresses really suit you…but ditch the day-job power suits!

Karen Marsden played by Hermione Norris

Karen has made a life for herself as a successful career woman and single mum to three teenagers.  Like her life, her style is pulled together and chic, Karen uses clothes as part of her armour and it helps her to come across as tough and confident and refuses to become an invisible middle aged woman.  She’s still as relevant as ever and her clothes reflect this.


Doutzen Lace Jumpsuit, Monsoon £69


Skinny Scarf, Dorothy Perkins £8


Ankle boot, J by Jasper Conran, £75.00 Designers at Debenhams

OMG! style tip:  You are super cool Karen, but try putting some colour in your life!

David Marsden played by Robert Bathurst

Having climbed the ranks as a successful financial advisor David’s relationship with Robyn has bitten the dust and we watch him depart his ever-so smug life in the leafy suburbs. His classy clothes reflect his success but they also lack personality, was he dressed by Mrs ‘corporate life’ Robyn and do they perhaps reflect his regrets about missing out on life whilst climbing the career ladder?




White formal shirt, Primark £5

OMG! style tip: David, take a leaf out of Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow’s book and try some jazzy socks and tie combos.