I smiled when I came across the following quiz on Madame Soyelle, a French blog about selling lingerie accessories - nothing sinister, I hasten to add.
"Are you dépareillé (wearing mismatched bra & brief). If you are dépareillé – do you care?" How very French. I found it a strain attempting to look immaculate on the exterior when I lived in Paris, but fortunately I didn't realise that the scary dress-shop assistants were probably sneering at my dépareillé state as well as my pear-shaped figure.
One cupboard here contains the remains of my Paris clothes, all quite unsuitable and OTT for Hampshire. Anyway most of them have mysteriously shrunk, except I can still fit into this sub-YSL pink jacket, bought at a French second-hand shop over ten years ago. Of course I can't do up the buttons any more.