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  • DOLCE & GABBANA Macramé lace dress
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Macramé lace dress
    A lace dress is the ultimate cocktail piece and this cream macramé style from Dolce & Gabbana comes in a particularly feminine floral design. It’s cut to sit slim against the body with short sleeves that offer just the right amount of coverage. Add colour with your shoes and accessories.
  • ERDEM Kent floral-lace satin dress
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    ERDEM Kent floral-lace satin dress
    Erdem’s black Kent dress is crafted using black silk-satin and the label’s signature fine French lace. It's intricately appliquéd with richly coloured florals and fastens with an exposed silver-tone metal zip which adds a sporty element to an altogether sophisticated look. Keep accessories simple – a box clutch and point-toe pumps work beautifully.
  • FREDA Notch crepe tunic dress
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    FREDA Notch crepe tunic dress
    The appeal of a classic black dress will never wane but there's something about a navy version that feels perfect for now. This long-sleeved tunic dress from Freda sits loosely against the body and finishes above the knee. It's made from a satin-backed matte-finish crepe that translates easily from day to night just switch ankle boots for dress flats.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Willemma gown
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Willemma gown
    DVF’s nude Willemma gown is crafted from a breezy pleated silk-chiffon and anchored by a statement silver bead-embellished neckline. A full lining offsets the sheer finish while the low-cut back reveals a glimpse of skin. Team with silver-tone accessories to complement the intricate neckline.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Willemma gown
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Willemma gown
    DVF offers an alternative way to wear jewels after hours with its Willemma gown. Metallic silver-tone beads adorn the scoop neckline and punctuate the fluid silk-chiffon body beautifully. Elevate the floor-grazing hem with pin-thin heels.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Scoop-neck wool-crepe dresss
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Scoop-neck wool-crepe dresss
    Dolce & Gabbana's short-sleeved scoop-neck dress is a lesson in modern femininity a signature of the Italian powerhouse. It's crafted from flattering seamed panels of scarlet-red wool-crepe and cut to an office-friendly knee length. Partner with pointed pumps and a box clutch to take it after-hours.
  • KENZO White Noise-print shirt dress
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    KENZO White Noise-print shirt dress
    Kenzo's graphic prints always stem from the most obscure references and for Pre-AW14 it was television screen static that inspired the jagged White Noise print of this silk shirt dress. High-impact but still office-friendly team this belted style with brogues or loafers switching to slides at the weekend.
  • NO. 21 Sash-waist lace dress
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    NO. 21 Sash-waist lace dress
    Cut to a loose fit with a statement drop-waist sash this double-layer lace dress from No. 21 is modern and feminine in equal measure. The nude hue will work well across seasons and can be easily dressed up or down to suit the occasion. Wear it with a pair of statement flats as part of a low-key evening look.
  • ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Lena ribbed cotton-jersey dress
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    ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Lena ribbed cotton-jersey dress
    Isabel Marant Étoile delivers insouciant chic with this black Lena dress. It’s made from a breathable blend of cotton and jersey and features a flattering scoop neck and curved hemline. Team it with a leather jacket and boots to ace the French label’s effortless attitude.
  • J.W. ANDERSON Striped cotton dress
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    J.W. ANDERSON Striped cotton dress
    There’s always an element of the unexpected about J.W. Anderson’s designs and this blue and white striped cotton dress has a reverse point collar. Artfully placed panelling hones the waist and it falls to a modern midi-length hemline. Add chunky flats and a simple bag for easy effortless cool.
  • MATTHEW WILLIAMSON ESCAPE Woodcut-print silk dress
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    MATTHEW WILLIAMSON ESCAPE Woodcut-print silk dress
    Balmy summer days call for a pretty yet breezy dress that will keep you comfortable all day long. Matthew Williamson Escape's woodcut-print style is just the ticket with a beautiful melange of colours and an easy drop-waist cut. A pair of oversized shades and flat sandals are all you'll need to complete the look.
  • ANTONIO BERARDI Jacquard-panel crepe gown
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    ANTONIO BERARDI Jacquard-panel crepe gown
    Antonio Berardi’s AW14 collection may have taken a pared-back direction but his celebrated brand of sultry shone through in this floor-skimming crepe gown. Inspired by a man’s tuxedo the cleverly constructed panelling sculpts the silhouette whilst the metallic details bring this classic design firmly into the new season – pick them out with a shimmering box clutch.
  • 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Bonded silk-satin sleeveless dress
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    3.1 PHILLIP LIM Bonded silk-satin sleeveless dress
    3.1 Phillip Lim's knack for cool contemporary eveningwear is brought to the fore by this midnight-blue bonded silk-satin dress. The cut-away neckline and square step hem give it a graphic edge and complement the loose boxy cut perfectly. Keep the look sleek and wear it with simple jewellery and a minimal envelope clutch.
  • ANTONIO BERARDI Multi-panel jacquard and crepe gown
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    ANTONIO BERARDI Multi-panel jacquard and crepe gown
    Sleek and sexy formalwear is where Antonio Berardi truly excels. This jacquard and crepe gown contrasts panels of black and pewter jacquard and mint-green crepe to create an artful fit – one that sits off the shoulders narrows the waist and falls down into a full-length fishtail skirt. The addition of a compact clutch and sleek pumps will ensure you're event ready.
  • ANTONIO BERARDI Sheer-panel kick-pleat skirt dress
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    ANTONIO BERARDI Sheer-panel kick-pleat skirt dress
    Antonio Berardi brings a modern flourish to the LBD by using a technical neoprene-jersey. Long sleeves add emphasis to this body-conscious fit that flares out into a playful kick-pleat skirt. The sheer neckline reveals a hint of décolletage so keep accessories simple to showcase it best.
  • BURBERRY PRORSUM Layered ruffled silk dress
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    BURBERRY PRORSUM Layered ruffled silk dress
    Forest-green is one of the essential hues of the new season making this Burberry Prorsum dress a winning evening option. Ladylike ruffled layers of silk cut a demure shape but subtly sheer panels bring a discreetly sexy edge. Complement the rich colour with elegant gold accents.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Joanna dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Joanna dress
    DVF’s Joanna dress is decorated with the label’s vibrant Murano-inspired Glass Scarf print. The fluid silhouette is a modern take on the tunic with a V-slit at the neckline and side-seam pockets. Wear it with a cross-body bag and strappy sandals as you hit the city or poolside.
  • LANVIN Metallic velvet strapless dress
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    LANVIN Metallic velvet strapless dress
    In the hands of iconic French house Lanvin the classic LBD transforms into something thoroughly modern. This strapless knee-length style is crafted from an innovative metallic velvet that shimmers in the light and is fully lined with a supportive boned internal bodice. Such is the craftsmanship that what appears to be a bow sat jauntily at the hip is actually part of the dress itself; masterfully draped pinned and placed in a way that only Alber Elbaz can.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Belted cotton-blend dress
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Belted cotton-blend dress
    Christopher Kane’s self-proclaimed fear of snakes slithers its way into another collection inspiring the print used for his Pre-AW14 designs. This short-sleeved dress is cut to an oversized silhouette and cinched at the waist with a wrestling-style black and grey snake-print belt. Wear it with mannish flats and a top handle bag.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Bevin dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Bevin dress
    Flattering and versatile DVF's Bevin dress will become a mainstay in your work-to-weekend wardrobe. It's crafted form deep purple stretch-jersey and features capped sleeves that hit the arm at their smallest point. Ruched detailing across the waist smoothes and streamlines the silhouette.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Collar and cuff-trimmed dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Collar and cuff-trimmed dress
    The combination of black and white is forever chic and its relevance in the modern wardrobe is proved once again with Alexander McQueen's wool-crepe dress. A white Peter Pan collar and elongated bow-tied cuffs add impact to the long-sleeved silhouette and an empire line adds a girlish feel. Mary Jane pumps will ground the look perfectly.
  • BALENCIAGA Duchess-satin gathered-front dress
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    BALENCIAGA Duchess-satin gathered-front dress
    In the hands of Balenciaga the little navy dress takes on a couture-worthy guise. This cross-front style is crafted from double-faced duchess-satin – used for its lustrous finish – and adorned with an origami-style three-dimensional effect at the waist. Complete the look with sleek black pumps.
  • MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA MM6 V-back wool-blend shift dress
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    MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA MM6 V-back wool-blend shift dress
    The new-season collection from Maison Martin Margiela MM6 has an effortless urban feel. This black wear-everywhere shift dress is made from a wool-blend with a chic deep V-back. Take it from the city to cocktail bar with a simple switch of footwear – it works with everything from high-tops to heeled boots.
  • SEE BY CHLOÉ Artichoke-print shirt dress
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    SEE BY CHLOÉ Artichoke-print shirt dress
    See by Chloé’s Pre-AW14 collection was all about playful prints that stand out from the crowd. This red duck-egg blue and black artichoke pattern was one of the standout motifs and lends this classic pleated shirt dress a youthful energy. Simply add your favourite pair of ankle boots and you’re ready to go.
  • JOSH GOOT Slice jacquard pencil dress
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    JOSH GOOT Slice jacquard pencil dress
    Josh Goot's move from tropical brights into dark brooding khakis is just the thing for the new season's military mood. This long-line pencil dress is a clever mash-up of contrasting jacquard panels each spliced with glitchy motifs and slivers of metallic thread. The fitted structured shape is enhanced further by sharp cut-out shoulders so keep accessories equally slick.
  • 'S MAX MARA Tullia dress
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    'S MAX MARA Tullia dress
    Red is the perfect way to add colour to your autumn/winter wardrobe and the bold hue of this stretch-crepe Tullia dress from S Max Mara will work both in and out of the office. A piece this versatile will look chic teamed with almost anything but try bare legs and a pair of dress flats for the most contemporary take.
  • SEE BY CHLOÉ Brushed-crepe neck-tie dress
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    SEE BY CHLOÉ Brushed-crepe neck-tie dress
    See by Chloé has a reputation for creating beautifully feminine pieces like this rose-pink brushed-crepe dress. It's cut loose and languid through the body and finished with a contrasting silk back overlay and matching self-fastening neck tie. Offset its prettiness with understated accessories in slick black leather.
  • JAMES PERSE Scoop-neck dress
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    JAMES PERSE Scoop-neck dress
    It’s premium fabrics and easy versatile cuts that set James Perse staples apart. This black scoop-neck dress loosely skims the silhouette and falls to a feminine curved step-hem. Wear it with a leather biker jacket and boots in the city and embellished sandals when abroad.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG April dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG April dress
    DVF has mastered the art of the 18-hour dress and the April is another great addition for the autumn months. A simple but perfectly sculpted shape is this piece's calling card – capped sleeves a scoop neck and a mid-weight stretch-jersey fabric ensure it skims and fits the body just so.
  • CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Perfect denim shirt dress
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    CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Perfect denim shirt dress
    The Perfect shirt dress from Current/Elliott is just that. It's crafted from quality mid-blue cotton denim and designed for a relaxed body-skimming silhouette that's ideal for everyday. Wear it with sandals now rolling down the three-quarter-length sleeves and pairing with ankle boots come autumn.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Judita dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Judita dress
    DVF’s turquoise Judita dress is a new addition to her line of impeccably cut day dresses. It’s made from a flattering mid-weight stretch-jersey that contours the body and kicks out just below the hip. For an effortless look that works round-the-clock team it with classic pumps and a luxe shoulder bag.
  • HOUSE OF HOLLAND Scribble-embroidered denim dress
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    HOUSE OF HOLLAND Scribble-embroidered denim dress
    This embroidered blue denim dress from House of Holland is brimming with the tongue-in-cheek wit the brand is known for. It's designed for a loose boxy fit with an elasticated band at the waist. Wear it with chunky flats and tuck your hands into the side pockets.
  • L'AGENCE Mesh lace dress
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    L'AGENCE Mesh lace dress
    When it comes to understated elegance there's nothing quite like a long-sleeved lace dress. This charcoal version from L’Agence comes with a delicate navy slip that leaves only the décolletage and arms on show. Team it with steel-coloured accessories for a contemporary alternative to black.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print silk charmeuse dress
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print silk charmeuse dress
    Statement florals are key to Dolce & Gabbana’s ladylike aesthetic and this white silk-charmeuse dress is printed with an exotic multicoloured design. The sweetheart neckline and demure knee length add to its feminine appeal. Style it with block-colour pumps to let the print steal the focus.
  • BOTTEGA VENETA Flower-embroidered crepe dress
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    BOTTEGA VENETA Flower-embroidered crepe dress
    Bottega Veneta's Pre-AW14 collection was a real education in the use of beautiful fabrics. This black crepe dress is sharp simple and impeccably tailored but it's the intricate silk-blend embroidered hem that sets it apart. The chrysanthemum-like blooms appeared throughout the collection and really bring this LBD to life. Style it with point-toe pumps and a smattering of fine jewellery.
  • RICHARD NICOLL Stella water lily-jacquard dress
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    RICHARD NICOLL Stella water lily-jacquard dress
    Play out an Indian summer with Richard Nicoll's Stella dress. This piece is crafted from a water lily-jacquard crepe fabric and cut for an oversized fit with half-length sleeves and a handkerchief hemline. Offset the lavender-blue hue with accessories in darker shades.
  • JOSH GOOT Glitch-intarsia knit dress
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    JOSH GOOT Glitch-intarsia knit dress
    Glitchy computer graphics were the jumping-off point for Josh Goot and his AW14 collection. Enter the Glitch dress a medium-weight knitted sweater dress that's masterfully woven using a pixel-inspired instarsia and finishes mid-thigh. Offset the shorter hemline with a button-down shirt and chunky ankle boots.
  • MAX MARA Vespa dress
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    MAX MARA Vespa dress
    Max Mara's Vespa dress is part of a series crafted from luxurious camel hair. It's cut to a simple cocoon-shaped silhouette with wide sleeves that flatter the arms. Dress it up or down to suit the occasion switching flats for point-toe pumps on-duty.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Aude fringe-hem dress
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Aude fringe-hem dress
    Stella McCartney’s black Aude dress is carefully crafted from duchess-satin and precisely cut to the brand’s signature razor-sharp style. A fringed hem peaks from underneath and adds a playful party-perfect touch. Keep this piece the centre of attention with muted minimal accessories.
  • JIL SANDER Techno-jersey dress
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    JIL SANDER Techno-jersey dress
    The soft structure of Jil Sander's chic navy dress is created with a compact technical jersey fabric. Carefully placed darting along the back defines the waist and soft pleats add volume to the skirt. Elevate the midi length with classic courts in the office and chunky ankle boots off-duty.
  • MATTHEW WILLIAMSON ESCAPE Tie-dye snakeskin-print jersey dress
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    MATTHEW WILLIAMSON ESCAPE Tie-dye snakeskin-print jersey dress
    Matthew Williamson Escape artfully combines tie-dye and snakeskin prints to striking effect in this jersey halterneck dress. Designed to be worn over your bikini it’s cut to a relaxed fit that is fluid while remaining flattering.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Jocelyn dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Jocelyn dress
    Statement-making yet so effortless DVF's Jocelyn dress makes daywear dressing a breeze. It features the house's Glass Scarf pattern printed onto stretch silk-crepe and is given a flattering shape with a neat boat neckline and cropped sleeves. Complete the look with a leather satchel and sandals.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Riga dress
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Riga dress
    Weekend Max Mara’s Riga shirt-dress is an elegant daywear choice in fluid navy silk. It’s accented with faded white polka-dots and can be drawn in at the waist with an optional matching tie for extra definition. Wear it in the city with flat sandals for polished off-duty style.
  • ERDEM Brenton embellished crepe dress
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    ERDEM Brenton embellished crepe dress
    London-based label Erdem is synonymous with elegant cocktailwear and the Brenton dress is a beautifully crafted piece from his new collection. The streamlined shift silhouette is made from emerald-green wool-crepe and features a full black stretch-jersey back that sensuously moulds to the spine. Clustered crystal embellishments and a leather-trimmed neckline finish it with couture-like precision.
  • SAINT LAURENT Polka-dot-print silk dress
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    SAINT LAURENT Polka-dot-print silk dress
    Polka dots the Saint Laurent way come with a side of attitude. This black and white silk dress features long sleeves and the label’s signature neck tie a prim detail that perfectly balances the sexiness of the thigh-grazing hem. Cinch in the waist with the optional black belt and complete the look with heeled ankle boots.
  • TALITHA Indra silk-georgette dress
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    TALITHA Indra silk-georgette dress
    Talitha's Indra dress is imbued with the label's relaxed yet refined aesthetic. It's subtly detailed with signature bohemian details such as a tasselled neck tie and drop waist and is cut from sheer silk-georgette that is perfect for keeping cool in warmer climes.
  • BOTTEGA VENETA Metallic-leather and techno-crepe dress
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    BOTTEGA VENETA Metallic-leather and techno-crepe dress
    Cut from lightweight techno-crepe and detailed with slithers of metallic leather Bottega Veneta’s burgundy cocktail dress is a fusion of modern fabrics. The sculptural curved sleeve and front panel add to its modern aesthetic and are best complemented by simple metallic accessories.
  • ELIZABETH AND JAMES Alix leopard-print slip dress
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    ELIZABETH AND JAMES Alix leopard-print slip dress
    Leopard print is the evergreen of the fashion world as Elizabeth and James demonstrates with this Alix slip dress. It's cut from pure silk crepe de Chine with a waist-defining belt for the most flattering silhouette. Wear it solo in the sun and layered over a skinny knit come autumn.
  • ATTO Leather and crepe dress
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    ATTO Leather and crepe dress
    New to MATCHESFASHION.COM Parisian label Atto keeps the mood contemporary with its clean minimal designs. A leather front panel and contrasting metal zip elevate this crepe LBD to new heights; pair it with towering heels and a modern clutch for a sleek cocktail alternative.
  • HOUSE OF HOLLAND Velvet crystal-button dress
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    HOUSE OF HOLLAND Velvet crystal-button dress
    House of Holland injected the traditional British boarding-school uniform with a heavy dose of rebel-cool in his Pre-AW14 collection. This navy-blue velvet dress’s white cotton collar is embroidered with quirky slogans - the result of a collaboration with illustrator Hattie Stewart. Blue crystal heart buttons and a metallic-gold piped trim provide those hallmark Holland quirks.
  • L'AGENCE Draped technical-jersey dress
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    L'AGENCE Draped technical-jersey dress
    For pieces with real fashion mileage turn to L'Agence's collection of timeless staples. This sleeveless black dress is crafted from a technical jersey with intricate draped panel overlays and a flattering nipped-in waist. Take it after-hours with metallic accessories.
  • 'S MAX MARA Tullia dress
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    'S MAX MARA Tullia dress
    Understated and endlessly versatile S Max Mara's navy Tullia dress is that wear-everywhere style you've been looking for. Crafted from an easy-going stretch-crepe it's cut for a loose fit that skims the body in the most flattering way. Mannish flats will make it work appropriate while point-toe pumps take it after-hours.
  • TALITHA Meera suede shift dress
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    TALITHA Meera suede shift dress
    Talitha's luxe-meets-bohemian sensibility is epitomised by the Meera dress. It's crafted from soft suede so is an ideal piece to transition into the cooler months. Ground the mini length with dress flats or sandals.
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Frances bi-colour silk dress
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Frances bi-colour silk dress
    This Frances dress from Marc by Marc Jacobs from is a riff on a classic 1960s-inspired silhouette and made striking in contrasting black and white silk crepe de Chine. Wear it with bare legs and ankle boots for a cool London feel.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Check wool-blend knitted dress
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Check wool-blend knitted dress
    Check print is synonymous with McQ Alexander McQueen and this season the label has worked it into a whole host of designs. This roll-neck knitted dress features the pattern at the front of the body in contrasting shades of grey red and black. Wear yours with bare legs and chelsea boots as you step into autumn.
  • JIL SANDER Heavy-jersey trapeze dress
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    JIL SANDER Heavy-jersey trapeze dress
    Jil Sander's take on the LBD stays true to the aesthetic of the house: understated minimal and effortlessly elegant. A weighty techno-modal jersey helps it fall elegantly over the body and the skirt swings into a trapeze silhouette. A simple clutch and ankle boots will take the look from day to night.
  • MSGM Floral-print duchess-satin dress
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    MSGM Floral-print duchess-satin dress
    Duchess satin a full-skirted feminine silhouette and an abstract floral print - MSGM's capped-sleeve dress is the ultimate cocktail option. Style it with mannish flats for a contemporary twist.
  • J.W. ANDERSON Bias-cut satin and crepe dress
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    J.W. ANDERSON Bias-cut satin and crepe dress
    J.W. Anderson's shape-shifting AW14 collection was one of the season's standout shows. This black bias-cut crepe dress is one of the more streamlined wearable styles seen on the runway and is spliced with form-flattering satin panels. Toughen up the feminine silhouette with block-heel ankle boots.
  • MAX MARA Vespa dress
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    MAX MARA Vespa dress
    Max Mara's Vespa dress is an easy thrown-on-and-go piece that transitions seamlessly from day to night. It's made in Italy from glossy navy camel hair in a flattering cocoon shape that sits away from the body. Wear it with flats during the day switching to point-toe pumps after dark.
  • MOSCHINO Strapless belted denim dress
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    MOSCHINO Strapless belted denim dress
    From one of the most hyped collections of AW14 comes Moschino's strapless denim dress. It's part of a collection that celebrates the Italian label's bold brassy 1990s aesthetic and is topped with a logo-embellished belt. It's woven with the perfect amount of stretch and features internal boning in the bodice for a super-slim supportive fit. Go all-out and pair it with one of the brand's bags.
  • REDVALENTINO Crepe bow dress
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    REDVALENTINO Crepe bow dress
    Feminine and whimsical REDValentino’s crepe dress comes in a nude-pink hue that feels fresh and on-point. Bow detailing at the waist and a pleated mini skirt add to its charm – wear it day and night with a simple switch of footwear.
  • CÉDRIC CHARLIER Bi-colour stretch-crepe dress
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    CÉDRIC CHARLIER Bi-colour stretch-crepe dress
    Work Cédric Charlier’s polished Parisian aesthetic into your wardrobe with this stretch-crepe dress. A sophisticated take on colour blocking the sleek long-sleeved silhouette has an ivory top half and contrasting forest-green skirt. Wear it with leather ankle boots for a contemporary spin.
  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Cherry Blossom-print silk-blend dress
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    OSCAR DE LA RENTA Cherry Blossom-print silk-blend dress
    This exquisite dress by Oscar de la Renta is inspired by paintings of Japanese cherry blossoms. The lilac-pink silk and wool design is cut to a flattering A-line silhouette that nips in at the waist and flares out from the hips. Style it with your hands placed in the pockets for a nonchalant but undeniably elegant look.
  • MARNI Motion flower-print silk dress
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    MARNI Motion flower-print silk dress
    Take florals through to autumn/winter with this Motion flower-print dress from Marni. Laced with the label's signature sporty aesthetic this silk style has contrasting ribbed-knit cuffs. Wear it with statement sandals now switching to chunky ankle boots in colder months.
  • REDVALENTINO Crepe bow dress
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    REDVALENTINO Crepe bow dress
    REDValentino illustrates the playful side of the little black dress with a charming bow and low-cut back. This black crepe style has a fitted top that kicks out gently at the waist into a pocketed skirt. Ground this pretty piece with studded flats.
  • ORLEBAR BROWN Sanremo towelling dress
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    ORLEBAR BROWN Sanremo towelling dress
    Orlebar Brown has translated the clean aesthetic of its swimwear to a chic range of cover-ups. The Sanremo dress has a classic sleeveless silhouette and is made from a rich towelling cotton that's perfect for wearing around the beach or pool. Style it with white sandals for a pared-back look.
  • MSGM Long-sleeve lace dress
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    MSGM Long-sleeve lace dress
    MSGM puts its directional stamp on lace crafting this long-sleeved dress in a vivid orange hue with a contrasting black lining. A full tulle underskirt adds body to the gathered silhouette and it comes to a feminine mini length that works with flats and heels alike.
  • MISSONI MARE Chevron and colour-block knit dress
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    MISSONI MARE Chevron and colour-block knit dress
    Missoni Mare's idiosyncratic approach to pattern is revered and this eye-catching dress features the label's signature chevron knit and block panels of primary green and palest pink. Slip this lightweight piece over a bikini as you head from beach to restaurant on holiday.
  • MOTHER OF PEARL Aspen stripe and lace-print silk dress
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    MOTHER OF PEARL Aspen stripe and lace-print silk dress
    Mother of Pearl takes the effort out of statement dressing with its maxi Aspen dress. This full-length silk crepe de Chine piece is made striking with an indigo-blue lace print that’s divided by pale-pink stripes. A quick change of footwear will take this bold design from day to night.
  • L'AGENCE Draped technical-jersey dress
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    L'AGENCE Draped technical-jersey dress
    For effortless work-to-dinner date options turn to L'Agence. This technical-jersey dress comes in a rich emerald-green hue and is cut to nip in at the waist but skim flatteringly over the hips. Wear it with a smart blazer and point-toe pumps for a look that translates 24/7.
  • MISSONI MARE Chevron and colour-block knit maxi dress
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    MISSONI MARE Chevron and colour-block knit maxi dress
    Missoni Mare makes vacation dressing so effortless and this chevron-knit maxi dress is the perfect piece to slip on over a bikini. Create definition at the waist with the black drawstring or leave it long and loose for a more relaxed look.
  • 'S MAX MARA Rostov dress
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    'S MAX MARA Rostov dress
    Feminine and lightweight S Max Mara's Rostov dress is the perfect trans-seasonal piece. This sleeveless design is cut from pure cotton with a subtle diamond print in beige brown and navy hues. Switch your sandals for ankle boots as the temperature drops.
  • GOAT Vanity wool-crepe shift dress
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    GOAT Vanity wool-crepe shift dress
    True to Goat’s ethos of desk-to-dinner versatility this plum-purple Vanity shift dress is effortless in every sense of the word. It’s cut from a lightweight wool-crepe with three-quarter-length sleeves and subtle scalloped front and back yoke seams. Simply add a pair of high-shine pumps and a statement cuff.
  • SALONI Dita silk shift dress
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    SALONI Dita silk shift dress
    Saturated hues are a Saloni house favourite and this Dita shift dress comes in an exuberant vivid orange hue that enlivens the simple silhouette. Accent it with a fresh white shoulder bag and strappy sandals.
  • GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Leopard-jacquard dress
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    GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Leopard-jacquard dress
    Giambattista Valli turns his expert hand to classic leopard print and the result is this fresh and contemporary jacquard dress. Cut with a V-neck cinched-in waist and full A-line skirt it creates a super feminine silhouette. Simply add a pair of flesh-toned pumps to complete the look.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Bentley dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Bentley dress
    DVF’s Bentley dress typifies the brand's wearable flattering aesthetic. This long-sleeved style has a supportive built-in shelf bra and all-over ruching plus an asymmetrical neckline that can be worn on or off the shoulders. It's the ultimate 18-hour dress.
  • MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA MM6 Layered shift dress
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    MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA MM6 Layered shift dress
    Sometimes a simple LBD is the chicest option and this layered shift style from Maison Martin Margiela MM6 is cut to a loose fit that's loaded with effortless appeal. Slip it on by day with mannish flats and dress it up for evening with heels and a mini bag.
  • NINA RICCI Poppy-print silk gown
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    NINA RICCI Poppy-print silk gown
    Hyper-prettiness is Nina Ricci’s modus operandi but for Pre-AW14 Peter Copping updated the fashion house’s feminine codes with a tougher edge as seen in this poppy-print silk gown. The black and blush colourway makes for a striking combination while the fluidity of the silk is counterbalanced by the bias cut and exposed seam detailing. This is a real show-stopping gown so keep accessories sleek and minimal.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Belted duchess-satin dress
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Belted duchess-satin dress
    Christopher Kane’s midnight-blue dress is part of a Pre-AW14 collection inspired by the designer’s fear of snakes. This duchess-satin design has a shirt-style top and full skirt which is defined by a wide snake-print waist belt. Wear it with heeled black mules for a striking finish.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Lana dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Lana dress
    Lace is always a feminine choice and DVF's Lana dress features contrasting black and white shades at the fitted bodice. The gathered skirt is made from soft silk that swishes and twirls beautifully as you move. Introduce colour with your bag and accessories.
  • JASON WU Combo-print bias-cut gown
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    JASON WU Combo-print bias-cut gown
    Following on from the bias-cut pieces of his spring collection Jason Wu focused on clever draping and 'hybridized' designs for Pre-AW14. This bias-cut gown is made from contrasting panels of floral and paisley-print silk and skims the body in the same easy elegant way as his signature dresses.
  • EQUIPMENT Aubrey leopard-print silk dress
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    EQUIPMENT Aubrey leopard-print silk dress
    Leopard print never goes out of style it just simply evolves each season. Equipment's Aubrey dress is the freshest way to work the look – cut to a simple shift shape from pure silk. It works around-the-clock with a simple switch of footwear.
  • HEIDI KLEIN Vernazza linen dress
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    HEIDI KLEIN Vernazza linen dress
    Whether exploring the town or taking shade on the beach Heidi Klein's navy Vernazza dress is the perfect cover-up. It's made from light breathable linen with a feminine broderie-anglaise trim and a flattering empire-line elasticised panel. Dress it up with a stack of bangles and embellished flats.
  • SEA Battenburg lace dress
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    SEA Battenburg lace dress
    For polished staples that work around the clock turn to New York label Sea. This battenburg lace dress has a loosely structured day appropriate silhouette with subtle shoulder padding and a V-back with an exposed zip feature. Switch from point-toe flats to heels after hours.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-jacquard knit dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-jacquard knit dress
    Alexander McQueen’s knit dresses personify modern glamour. This stretch-wool version features a nude-pink floral jacquard design with metallic tonal-silver accents that add a soft modernity to the neutral palette. Keep your accessories clean – white or silver leather are the most complementary.
  • BALMAIN Embellished high-neck dress
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    BALMAIN Embellished high-neck dress
    Balmain’s embellished high-neck dress epitomises the essence of the house: glamorous high-octane and couture-worthy. The black and white sequin embellishment is akin to animal print while the sharp shoulders and long sleeves add to the impact. Keep your accessories minimal – all this dress needs is a pair of sharp stilettos.
  • NINA RICCI Long-sleeved lace dress
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    NINA RICCI Long-sleeved lace dress
    Lace is both timeless and elegant but Nina Ricci gives it a whole new lease of life in emerald-green. This close-fitting dress is lined in pure silk so it sits softly against the body while revealing a hint of skin at the sheer sleeves. Keep accessories classic for a flawless cocktail look.
  • GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Metallic reptile-jacquard dress
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    GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Metallic reptile-jacquard dress
    Giambattista Valli’s new-season take on animal print is this contemporary wool and silk-blend dress. The cocoon shape provides the perfect canvas for the bold reptile jacquard pattern that incorporates tonal shades of grey black and bronze. Style it with classic monochrome accessories.
  • DEREK LAM Leather and stretch-crepe dress
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    DEREK LAM Leather and stretch-crepe dress
    Like all of Derek Lam’s streamlined designs this leather and stretch-crepe dress will easily find a place in your wardrobe. The navy stretch-crepe allows for a slender fit but it's the sleeveless emerald-green lamb leather panel that makes it such a hit. Complement the muted palette with accessories in burgundy or slate.
  • ROKSANDA ILINCIC Layne patchwork herringbone dress
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    ROKSANDA ILINCIC Layne patchwork herringbone dress
    Roksanda Ilincic looked to interior furnishings to inform the mash-up of colours and textures of this Layne patchwork herringbone dress. The thick structured fabric is fully lined with silk so streamlines the figure perfectly. Dress it up with chunky block heels and down with a pair of mannish flats.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Leaf-crepe dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Leaf-crepe dress
    When it comes to tailored dresses with a twist Alexander McQueen is a go-to. This exquisite nude-pink leaf-crepe style is cut with the British brand’s signature exaggerated shoulders and features unique contouring seam detailing through the body. Echo the streamlined silhouette with a pair of sharp stilettos.
  • MISSONI MARE Metallic chevron-knit dress
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    MISSONI MARE Metallic chevron-knit dress
    This multicoloured chevron-knit beach dress is a classic piece from Missoni Mare. It's crafted from the label's classic chevron knit and has a loose slouchy fit with a wrap-style V-neck back and ruched side seams. Highlight the metallic thread with gold-tone accessories.
  • BALENCIAGA V-back draped satin gown
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    BALENCIAGA V-back draped satin gown
    Alexander Wang looked to classic shapes when creating Balenciaga's Pre-AW14 collection and this exquisite black Japanese silk-satin dress was built around the idea of a rectangle. The low V-back and floor-sweeping length are undeniably sexy but are perfectly complemented by the long fluid sleeves.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Belted duchess-satin dress
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Belted duchess-satin dress
    Christopher Kane drew from a self-proclaimed fear of snakes to inspire his Pre-AW14 collection. This black duchess-satin dress is cinched at the waist with a snakeskin printed belt and flares into a full gathered skirt. This is the kind of edgy femininity the label is famed for.
  • ROKSANDA ILINCIC Layne herringbone-print silk dress
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    ROKSANDA ILINCIC Layne herringbone-print silk dress
    A fusion of beautiful colour and strong silhouettes defined Roksanda Ilincic’s Pre-AW14 collection and both are perfectly embodied by this Layne herringbone-print silk dress. Deep shades of indigo-purple and orange combine with the clean lines of the origami-like A-line silhouette to striking effect. Add mannish brogues for an on-point finish.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Panelled leaf-crepe dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Panelled leaf-crepe dress
    For an LBD with a twist turn to Alexander McQueen's expertly tailored long-sleeved dress. This leaf-crepe style features front and back piped panels with slit openings for a subtle peakaboo effect. Gently structured shoulders a nipped-in waist and a hip-skimming skirt that falls to the knee complete this sophisticated piece.
  • NINA RICCI Floral-print silk-chiffon dress
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    NINA RICCI Floral-print silk-chiffon dress
    Cocktail dressing has long been a signature of French label Nina Ricci. This whisper-weight pleated silk-chiffon dress is cinched at the waist and flares into a silk-lined skirt. Florals are a constant feature in the house's collections but this time around they appear as a hazy digitally manipulated print that feels much more suited to autumn wardrobes.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Gabby dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Gabby dress
    When it comes to beautifully developed prints DVF is a go-to. This monochromatic Gabby dress is cut from a heavy stretch-jersey for ultimate comfort and fit and features a skater-style skirt that complements the sleeveless fitted bodice. Let the Zebra Tattoo pattern do the talking and add point-toe pumps and minimal accessories.
  • CHLOÉ Ring guipure lace dress
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    CHLOÉ Ring guipure lace dress
    Staying true to Chloé's romantic aesthetic this pretty lace dress is feminine and figure-flattering. It's made from an artisanal ring guipure lace in a soft eggshell hue with short bell sleeves and a nude silk underlay. Style it with accessories in gentle hues for a modern ladylike look.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Zoe dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Zoe dress
    For a versatile everyday staple turn to DVF’s slip-on Zoe dress. The pure silk style is printed with the brand's Glass Weave pattern and features a waist-defining self–tie fastening at the hip. Pair it with ladylike point-toe pumps for a look that's quintessential DVF.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Julianne dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Julianne dress
    DVF is just as renowned for its elegant wardrobe staples as it is for its ebullient printed pieces. This Julianne dress is cut from black mid-weight stretch-jersey for a stylish sense of ease and features a pleated skirt and flattering capped sleeves. Keep your look classic by adding a cropped cardigan and point-toe pumps.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Bianca mesh-back cady gown
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Bianca mesh-back cady gown
    The drama of Stella McCartney's black cady Bianca dress is in the back where a sports-inspired mesh panel and fringed trim make for the ultimate eye-catching statement. Accessorize with a simple clutch and gold-tone accents.
  • CHLOÉ Grain De Riz tiered chiffon dress
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    CHLOÉ Grain De Riz tiered chiffon dress
    Chloé shows the delicacy of monochrome with this featherweight Grain De Riz dress. The tiered rice-printed chiffon has a soft diaphanous quality that responds so well to movement and skims the body beautifully. Give it a tougher edge with chunky boots leaving the elegant neck tie to flow freely.
  • GOAT Vamp pencil dress
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    GOAT Vamp pencil dress
    Goat’s cherry-red Vamp pencil dress is just one of the London-based brand’s effortless desk-to-dinner styles. Strategically placed pleats and an optional waist belt create the most flattering silhouette while the three-quarter-length sleeves keep things demure. Try it with simple accessories in ivory or cream.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Embroidered crepe dress
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Embroidered crepe dress
    Stella McCartney and British artist Gary Hume first collaborated on the designer’s inaugural 2002 show and have since reunited to bring the artist’s figurative abstract prints to life. This black crepe dress features a white embroidered Hume print that perfectly offsets the relaxed fit and three-quarter–length sleeves. Team it with a pair of black leather ankle boots or mannish flats.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Ivette embroidered melton-wool dress
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Ivette embroidered melton-wool dress
    For Pre-AW14 Stella McCartney rejoined forces with British artist Gary Hume to turn figurative abstract drawings into wearable art. This Ivette melton-wool dress features an embroidered Hume print which lends a completely new character to the classic LBD. Finish the look with bare legs and point-toe flats.
  • GIVENCHY Bib-front silk-crepe dress
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    GIVENCHY Bib-front silk-crepe dress
    Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci does androgyny like no other and this menswear-inspired dress is beautifully sophisticated. It's made from black silk-crepe cut for a long loose silhouette and features a white textured cotton-blend bib front detail. A style so timeless needs little by way of accessories – a small black clutch and mules will work perfectly.
  • NINA RICCI Floral-print silk dress
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    NINA RICCI Floral-print silk dress
    Florals are integral to the Nina Ricci offering but this season Peter Copping experimented with computer manipulation to create soft fuzzy motifs. This beautiful dress is made entirely from silk and decorated all over with fuchsia blooms. Add after-dark edge with point-toe stilettos.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Corseted faille dress
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL Corseted faille dress
    You can rely on Vivienne Westwood Red Label for the most dramatic of dresses and this crimson faille style has charisma in abundance. It bears a classic Westwood twisted neckline and a built-in corset for extra support. Complement the voluminous tulip skirt with streamlined heels.
  • SAINT LAURENT Robe wool-crepe dress
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    SAINT LAURENT Robe wool-crepe dress
    Saint Laurent gives a lesson in the timeless quality of the LBD with this structured black Robe dress – made elegant with a close-fitting neck and satin cuff buttons. The top gracefully contours the body but kicks out from the waist into a voluminous skirt. Wear it with flats by day and sleek pumps after hours.
  • SEA Giant-eyelet cotton dress
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    SEA Giant-eyelet cotton dress
    There’s nothing quite like white to complement bronzed summer skin and this giant-eyelet cotton dress from Sea is the perfect way to wear it. Pair it with embellished sandals in the height of summer and point-toe flats as you move into the new season.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Kelsey dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Kelsey dress
    DVF's New Pearl print – seen here on this Kelsey dress – creates a jigsaw-like effect. The dress is cut from lightweight crepe and has a relaxed tunic silhouette. It's a true 18-hour style that you can take from work to evening with a simple swap of footwear.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG New Jeanne Two dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG New Jeanne Two dress
    DVF’s iconic wrap dresses are one of the most versatile pieces a woman can own. This New Jeanne Two is a collared style and cut from a signature printed silk-jersey that's designed to go from suitcase to soirée without fuss. It features a bold but wearable Grass Weave print and acts as the perfect backdrop to a classic black tote and ankle boots.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Clare kaftan
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Clare kaftan
    DVF shows the romance of a floor-sweeping hemline with its Clare kaftan. This nude sheer silk dress features an intricate neckline with multi-bead embellishments and cut-out details. Accentuate the elaborate detailing with gold-tone accessories and wear it to summer events and vacations alike.
  • MOSCHINO Froggy-print tie-front dress
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    MOSCHINO Froggy-print tie-front dress
    The palpable energy of Moschino’s AW14 collection is typified by this cartoonish froggy-print dress. Cut in a T-shirt style from pure cotton it has a tied-sash waist and a graphic all-over print. Add high-tops and a slouchy bag for the ultimate sartorial statement.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Duchess-satin dress
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Duchess-satin dress
    McQ Alexander McQueen’s midnight-blue duchess-satin cocktail dress features a minimal yet sculptural silhouette. The V-neck is offset by raglan sleeves and the attention to the construction of the seams is befitting of the British fashion house. Keep your accessories simple – a pair of mules will echo the design’s modernity.
  • EMILIO DE LA MORENA Eye-print silk dress
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    EMILIO DE LA MORENA Eye-print silk dress
    This black silk dress from Emilio de la Morena features the same eye motif that featured throughout the label's Pre-AW14 collection. It’s impeccably tailored to hug the shoulders and waist and finished with a flattering wide V-neck and back. Half sleeves offer the perfect amount of coverage and make it ideal for both day and night.
  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Taxa jersey dress
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    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Taxa jersey dress
    This Taxa stretch-jersey dress is quintessential Vivienne Westwood Anglomania. The close fit midi-length and ruched detailing are all signatures of the brand and help create the most flattering silhouette. We love the idea of long sleeves by day so pair it with chunky flats and an oversized tote as part of a polished weekend look.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rose Long dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rose Long dress
    DVF gives the simple silhouette of its Rose Long tunic an artistic energy with a graphic Glass Patch and Optic Plaid print. It’s cut from the label’s signature silk-jersey that skims the figure beautifully. This versatile piece makes 18-hour dressing completely effortless.
  • CARVEN Metallic faille dress
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    CARVEN Metallic faille dress
    For the woman who likes her wardrobe staples with plenty of personality there's nothing quite like Carven. The label's close-fitting take on the LBD is crafted from metallic crinkle-effect faille and has an element of the 1990s-cool associated with the label in recent seasons. Amp it up with an oversized clutch and graphic heels.
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