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  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-embroidered cut-out satin gown
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-embroidered cut-out satin gown
    The icy silver blooms embroidered across Alexander McQueen's black satin-crepe gown offer a sultry sophisticated way to wear perennial florals. The plunging V-neck and cut-out panels inject a youthful edge into the elegant silhouette. Heighten the label's dark aesthetic with tough-luxe accessories.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-embroidered satin gown
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-embroidered satin gown
    Alexander McQueen championed a darkly feminine aesthetic for Pre-AW14 and this ivory gown typifies this. Its floor-skimming length is romantic its lean silhouette modern and the peekaboo cut-outs unexpected. Understated accessories are the only accompaniments needed; the dress's floral embellishments are enough to draw the eye in.
  • KENZO Neon-plaid print dress
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    KENZO Neon-plaid print dress
    The converging neon lines on this Kenzo dress are inspired by the luminous lights of the Pacific Northwest. It's made from black satin and has a typically feminine cut – long sleeves A-line shirt and a cinched-in waist. Wear this distinctive piece come evening with chunky Mary Janes.
  • NINA RICCI Iris-print lace-back gown
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    NINA RICCI Iris-print lace-back gown
    Nina Ricci's silk-crepe gown perfectly captures the brand's ladylike sense of romanticism. Delicate purple flowers blossom across the floor-sweeping skirt while a gauzy lace back brings a seductive undertone. Complete the look with shimmering silver accents and prepare to steal the show come nightfall.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Sheath dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Sheath dress
    DVF's Sheath dress is a modern workwear option. Crafted from a luxuriously heavy stretch-twill in a monochrome Basket Weave print it's cut to a shift silhouette evoking a 1960s feel. Complement its retro sensibility by pairing it with pointed flats and a ladylike bag.
  • VERSUS Iconic belt-print scuba dress
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    VERSUS Iconic belt-print scuba dress
    Versus pays tribute to its iconic belt print with this body-con mini dress. It's crafted from black printed neoprene and features a gold-tone exposed zip detail. Toughen it up with chunky black boots.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Picadilly Lane striped shift dress
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Picadilly Lane striped shift dress
    Bold stripes featured throughout Camilla and Marc's AW14 collection. This structured royal-blue and white striped dress has flattering mid-length sleeves and comes to a 1960s-reminiscent mini length. Take it from day to evening with a simple swap of footwear.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Isabella dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Isabella dress
    DVF’s black Isabella dress is an elegant cocktail style that's loaded with classical details – from the strapless cut to the sweetheart neckline and contouring panels of navy lace. This crepe design features a matte-satin lining internal boning and moulded cups for support and streamlining. Team it with black pumps and a metallic box-clutch for the chicest take.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Zarita gown
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Zarita gown
    Contemporary evening elegance is easily achieved with DVF's floor-sweeping Zarita gown. It's delicately crafted from sheer navy lace has a sultry V-back and is fitted with a slim band around the waist that flatters the silhouette. This formal essential is brimming with timeless appeal but pair it with a metallic clutch for the most modern finish now.
  • OSMAN Bi-colour crepe gown
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    OSMAN Bi-colour crepe gown
    Sleek and simple yet utterly commanding Osman's monochrome crepe gown is an elegant evening option. The contrasting black panels cleverly shape the waist and create a flawless silhouette. Subtle accessories and a neat chignon are all that this piece requires.
  • NINA RICCI Draped-side silk-crepe gown
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    NINA RICCI Draped-side silk-crepe gown
    Achieve timeless elegance with Nina Ricci’s faultless black draped-side gown. It's luxuriously crafted from silk-crepe and features a deep V-back and a beautiful fishtail hem that swishes and moves as you do. A chic and enduring option it will hold status in your formal wardrobe for years to come.
  • CHLOÉ Memphis Geometric-print silk dress
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    CHLOÉ Memphis Geometric-print silk dress
    Chloé switched up its influences for AW14 and took inspiration from 20th-century art collective Memphis to create this geometric-print dress. Crafted from pure silk it has a ladylike silhouette with a double-layered ruffled skirt and flattering dolman sleeves. Add a tough feel with chunky leather ankle boots.
  • CAMILLA Earth Chant maxi dress
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    CAMILLA Earth Chant maxi dress
    Camilla’s exquisite resort pieces are inspired by the beauty of the natural world. The intricate Earth Chant print on this maxi dress is grounded by soothing neutral tones. Its cut with a V-neck and racer back and is elevated to evening-worthy status with crystal embellishments at the chest. Team it with sandals for day-to-night chic.
  • RIKA Rosa leopard-print crepe dress
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    RIKA Rosa leopard-print crepe dress
    Rika elevates the simple silhouette of its Rosa dress with an all-over leopard print. With its long sleeves pointed collar and knee-skimming length its an easy AW14 winner. Pair it with flat sandals by day switching to pointed pumps come evening.
  • GUCCI 3D embellished wool and silk-crepe dress
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    GUCCI 3D embellished wool and silk-crepe dress
    Gucci’s AW14 runway collection was inspired by the 1960s with the mod mini dress taking centre stage. This black version is made from a soft blend of wool and silk and adorned with glittering crystal embellishment at the neck and beneath the pleat. Simple black pumps are all you'll need to complete a contemporary evening look.
  • ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cray stripe-print chiffon dress
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    ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cray stripe-print chiffon dress
    This red and black striped Cray dress is a chic way to work Isabel Marant Étoile’s effortless brand of bohemia. The sheer-chiffon style is cut to fit loose on the body and finished with a gathered waist and buttoned front panel. Style it with slouchy boots and an oversized tote.
  • CHLOÉ V-neck silk-skirt crepe dress
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    CHLOÉ V-neck silk-skirt crepe dress
    A chic piece from Chloé's AW14 runway this ecru dress exemplifies the house's insouciant brand of femininity. It's crafted from crepe and has a deep V-neck and relaxed top which gently hugs the waist and skims over the hips ending elegantly in an embroidered silk panel. Channel that signature Chloé-girl polish and wear it with bare legs and neat ankle boots.
  • BARBARA CASASOLA Colour-block sheer-panel dress
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    BARBARA CASASOLA Colour-block sheer-panel dress
    Sophisticated elegant and restrained – it's Barbara Casasola's wearable dresses that have propelled her to success in just three seasons. Crafted from colour-block crepe with a woven fabric skirt this long-sleeved dress features a flattering sheer black V-neck and waist-defining panel. Enhance the feminine shape with vertiginous heels and a ladylike clutch.
  • ADAM LIPPES Fringe-embellished crepe gown
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    ADAM LIPPES Fringe-embellished crepe gown
    Adam Lippes's navy crepe double-layered dress is a sophisticated way to wear this season's longer lengths. Statement-making black fringing falls from underneath the T-shirt overlay and a centre-back split detail provides a sleek finish. Let this dress speak for itself and team simply with understated accessories.
  • OSMAN Bi-colour cady gown
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    OSMAN Bi-colour cady gown
    This season bold monochrome makes the sleekest evening statement as Osman's sharply cut bi-colour gown aptly illustrates. The contrasting white panel is cleverly placed to highlight the smallest part of the waist – accent it even further with matching white accessories.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG T72 dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG T72 dress
    Diane von Furstenberg is the unequivocal queen of the wrap dress. The T72 is a new-season rework of the designer's iconic style updated in bold monochrome print. With a wrap-over front and belted waist this is a style designed to flatter. Style it with bare legs and pointed pumps for now switching to tights and boots come the cooler months.
  • VERSACE Bias-cut silk-satin dress
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    VERSACE Bias-cut silk-satin dress
    Versace utilised the bias cut for the first time this season and the result was ultra-feminine and sexy. Made from red silk-satin this sumptuous design features a V-front and back with subtle split-seam detailing. Highlight the gold-tone straps with a classic metallic clutch and complete the look with fringed sandals.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Sweetheart-neckline lace gown
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Sweetheart-neckline lace gown
    Evenings were made for gowns like this one from DVF. It's crafted from elegant black floral lace which is semi-sheer in places to reveal the beige silk lining. The black band slims the waist at just the right point while the sweetheart neckline lends it a sultry touch. Black heels and a clutch are all you need to complete the look.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Adalyn tie-dye silk dress
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Adalyn tie-dye silk dress
    Stella McCartney's AW14 runway show was not short of the season's bohemian vibe. This relaxed tie-dye dress is made from a fluid blue grey and white silk and is cut masterfully to create draping at the back. The long sleeves and folded scoop neck give it city appeal – try it with a pair of the label's much-desired platforms for the most contemporary look.
  • BARBARA CASASOLA Three-quarter-length sleeve cady gown
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    BARBARA CASASOLA Three-quarter-length sleeve cady gown
    Embrace the season's floor-skimming lengths with Barbara Casasola's red cady dress. The close-fitting neck padded shoulders gathered waist and three quarter length sleeves evoke a retro sensibility and make for an elegant evening option. Elevate the look with high heels and finish with a simple clutch – this show-stopping dress requires few accompaniments.
  • BOTTEGA VENETA Ti-colour pleated dress
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    BOTTEGA VENETA Ti-colour pleated dress
    This season Tomas Maier used geometric panels in his collection for Bottega Veneta – a technique that highlighted the beautiful silhouettes rather perfectly. Case in point? This tri-colour pleated dress with nude black and chartreuse zigzag sections. It sits closely at the high round neck long at the sleeves and full and pleated at the skirt. It's your shortcut to new-season chic.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Sculpted peplum satin dress
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Sculpted peplum satin dress
    This short-sleeved black satin dress from McQ Alexander McQueen is the modern girl's answer to the LBD. It's cut with a flattering peplum waist and a pleated skirt that adds volume to the classic silhouette. Wear it with chunky ankle boots in the day and point-toe pumps after dark.
  • CATERINA GATTA Roses-print crepe dress
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    CATERINA GATTA Roses-print crepe dress
    It's Caterina Gatta's unique take on print that elevates this understated design from simple to statement making. Made from cream and red abstract rose-printed crepe it has a contemporary long-sleeved shape with an open back and midi length. A neutral clutch and point-toe pumps will complete a polished event look.
  • VERSUS Chain-print jersey dress
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    VERSUS Chain-print jersey dress
    Versus’s iconic chain-print instantly elevates this little black dress from staple to statement. It’s made from stretch-cotton jersey with a round neck and long sleeves and is decorated across the front with the famous metallic-gold and yellow pattern. Channel the label’s punk aesthetic and partner it with chunky black boots.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Zealot striped sleeveless dress
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Zealot striped sleeveless dress
    Game boards were a point of reference for Camilla and Marc this season and this Zealot dress puts a playful spin on the classic black and white shades of checkers. It's a flattering piece cinched in at the waist and coming to a slight A-line shape. It makes an elegant yet youthful evening choice when paired with black pumps.
  • GILES Funnel-neck duchess-satin dress
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    GILES Funnel-neck duchess-satin dress
    Giles Deacon takes on the LBD for AW14 and the end result feels unique and totally fresh. Crafted in Italy this duchess-satin creation features a wide funnel-neck collar long sleeves and a dropped waist with a fluted skirt. Wear it to inject youthful energy into your evening portfolio.
  • BURBERRY PRORSUM Floral-print silk-georgette dress
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    BURBERRY PRORSUM Floral-print silk-georgette dress
    Burberry Prorsum's homage to the Bloomsbury Group was a triumph of season-defining print. This floral-print silk-georgette dress was a star of the AW14 show and cuts a refined silhouette with cropped sleeves and midi-length hem. Complete the runway show styling with a belted blanket scarf and suede boots.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Linda dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Linda dress
    Following the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress DVF presented a collection brimming with the timeless design. This signature Linda style is printed with a Rose Trellis pattern and made from a mid-weight wool that's ideal for the transition into autumn. Simply pair it with sleek heels and go.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Stretch-jersey shift dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Stretch-jersey shift dress
    Supremely wearable and ideal for everyday DVF's black stretch-jersey shift dress will slot neatly into any existing workwear wardrobe. It's cut for a relaxed fit that lightly skims the body and finishes flatteringly above the knee. Team it with natty dress flats and bare legs for the most modern finish.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Harriet dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Harriet dress
    DVF’s Harriet dress is detailed with a Color Contours Mint-print that's inspired by the fluid curves of hand-blown glass. This slip-on style is made from stretch silk-jersey and cut for a loose relaxed silhouette. Like many of the label's designs it's incredibly versatile and can be dressed up with bare legs and heels or down with flats and an oversized tote.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Contrast-trim peplum ribbed dress
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Contrast-trim peplum ribbed dress
    Understated yet striking McQ Alexander McQueen's black ribbed dress is a flattering option for everyday. Knitted from a medium-weight wool blend it has a form-fitting silhouette that flares into a signature peplum hem. Build on the monochrome colour palette and pair it with black or white accessories.
  • CATERINA GATTA Bi-colour faces-print dress
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    CATERINA GATTA Bi-colour faces-print dress
    Though a deft hand with vintage textiles Caterina Gatta's charismatic faces print is her own unique creation. Placing the print at the neckline of this bi-colour silk-satin dress elevates the classic skater silhouette to a whole new level. It's cut slim through the body and flares into a pleated mini-length skirt.
  • ROKSANDA Orla contrast-panel gown
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    ROKSANDA Orla contrast-panel gown
    When it comes to modern cocktail dressing Roksanda is unparalleled. The label's floor-skimming crepe Orla gown feels perfect for now and is an easy elegant way to embrace the season's longer lengths. The neon-red orange hue and block colours at the neck and hemline are signature touches and call for little else than a box clutch and simple studs to really pop.
  • CARVEN Button-front shirt-dress
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    CARVEN Button-front shirt-dress
    Effortlessly feminine pieces are what Carven does best and this shirt-dress is brimming with the brand's hallmarks. Made from black crepe it falls loosely over the body and features the signature point collar and bib panel. Offset the ladylike silhouette with chunky brogues for the most modern take.
  • BALENCIAGA V-neck crepe dress
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    BALENCIAGA V-neck crepe dress
    Champion autumn's rich shades with Balenciaga's bottle-green dress. It’s crafted from satin-lined crepe and is detailed with a deep V-neckline and open overlay at the back to reveal just a hint of skin. The fluid silhouette is the perfect foil to a sharp stiletto heel.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 3D floral-jacquard stretch-knit dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 3D floral-jacquard stretch-knit dress
    Everything from the regal bell sleeves to the rich 3D floral-jacquard make this white stretch-knit dress quintessential Alexander McQueen. Fitted through the body and flaring into a full pleated skirt this is a piece designed to flatter. It's the perfect canvas for one the house's ornate Knucklebox clutches just add a pair of embellished pumps.
  • RAQUEL ALLEGRA Dolman-sleeve jersey dress
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    RAQUEL ALLEGRA Dolman-sleeve jersey dress
    Raquel Allegra perfects off-duty dressing with this oversized charcoal-grey dress. It's made from soft cotton-jersey and features a flattering scoop neck and three-quarter-length dolman sleeves. Slip it on with a khaki parka and flats for a look that’s pulled together yet effortlessly cool.
  • MARY KATRANTZOU Oriane symbol-print silk shirt dress
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    MARY KATRANTZOU Oriane symbol-print silk shirt dress
    For AW14 Mary Katrantzou took inspiration from American writer Kurt Vonnegut and looked to the beauty of symbols. The Oriane shirt dress displays the designer's bold new direction with a royal-blue silk body that's decorated with myriad multicoloured insignia. Wear it over skinny jeans by day or with sleek mules by night.
  • ANTONIO BERARDI Embellished crepe gown
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    ANTONIO BERARDI Embellished crepe gown
    Antonio Berardi took inspiration from glam rock and skyscrapers for AW14. Both influences are plain to see in the design of this burgundy crepe gown which features crystal gemstone embellishments and architectural sleeves. The obi-style waist is ultra-flattering and the fluid floor-sweeping skirt is in keeping with AW14's languid longer lengths. Wear it with your hair up to show off the beautiful adornment to best effect.
  • KENZO Mixed-print layered dress
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    KENZO Mixed-print layered dress
    Kenzo’s mixed-print dress creates the illusion of two separate garments in one clever design. The top features a tonal-blue and black textured crepe while the underlayer features a white noise print. Work this contemporary piece off-duty with this season's chunky flats.
  • VALENTINO Leather-collar crepe dress
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    VALENTINO Leather-collar crepe dress
    Valentino's AW14 collection had a distinct 1960s vibe and this mini dress epitomises that. Red crepe has been beautifully tailored to a subtle A-line shape and finished with a floral leather appliqué collar which can be detached as desired. Team with ankle-strap pumps and a box clutch for an elegant after-hours option.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Ivy crystal-embellished shift dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Ivy crystal-embellished shift dress
    Delicate embellishments inspired by 'wild beauty' lend an opulent touch to Alexander McQueen's otherwise classic LBD. The emerald-green and clear crystal ivy details stand out beautifully against the wool-crepe which is cut for a flattering empire-line silhouette. Simple accessories are all that's needed to complete the look.
  • VALENTINO Ruffle-cuff shift dress
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    VALENTINO Ruffle-cuff shift dress
    Valentino's Pre-AW14 collection was filled with eccentricities and the exaggerated ruffled cuffs on this shift dress are a beautiful example. It's made from a black wool and silk-blend crepe and cut with a close-fitting round neck. A piece this distinctive works best with understated accessories – try a pair of the season's dress flats and a box clutch.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Molecule-embellished dress
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Molecule-embellished dress
    Christopher Kane shifts his focus from botanical science to molecular chemistry for Pre-AW14 embellishing this stretch-crepe LBD with metallic-silver PVC and pink mesh molecule appliqué. A perfect cocktail piece play up the girlish silhouette with quirky accessories.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Lace-trimmed crepe dress
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Lace-trimmed crepe dress
    Christopher Kane's AW14 collection was a catalogue of imaginative ideas and this lace-trimmed dress was a stand-out creation. Crafted from black wool-crepe the simple silhouette receives a heavy dose of drama by way of an intricate pink lace detail. Classic black accessories are all that a piece of this calibre requires.
  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Dégradé cotton dress
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    OSCAR DE LA RENTA Dégradé cotton dress
    Bright bold riffs on classic staples set Oscar de la Renta's Pre-AW14 show apart and this dégradé dress is a perfect example. Made from a crisp cotton blend it has a structured shirt-like top and flares falteringly into an A-line skirt. The white dip-dye hem lends a relaxed summer-time edge that works dressed up with heels or down with flats.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Banded-bustier strapless dress
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Banded-bustier strapless dress
    Christopher Kane faced his fear of snakes to place the python centre-stage for AW14. This fuchsia-pink duchess-silk dress features the Velcro-fastening snake-print bands that featured throughout the collection and comes complete with a full tulle-lined skirt. Add ankle boots and slip your hands into the discreet side pockets for instant Kane cool.
  • RAQUEL ALLEGRA Tie-dye silk shirt-dress
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    RAQUEL ALLEGRA Tie-dye silk shirt-dress
    Raquel Allegra masters trans-seasonal clothing with her silk shirt-dress. Its tie-dye design nods to summer styling but the longer-length and sleeves make it wearable into autumn. Style it with chunky sandals adding a oversized parka as the weather cools.
  • BOTTEGA VENETA Bi-colour long-sleeved dress
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    BOTTEGA VENETA Bi-colour long-sleeved dress
    A beautiful example of Bottega Veneta's precision this monochrome dress exudes the brand's fresh aesthetic. It features asymmetric pleats and artfully placed contrasting panels which work to shape the silhouette. A piece this sharp simply requires classic accessories.
  • GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Floral-print satin-crepe dress
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    GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Floral-print satin-crepe dress
    Giambattista Valli's white floral-print dress is a contemporary eveningwear style. The lustrous satin-crepe fabric and ornate print stay true to the house's opulent aesthetic while rounded shoulders and a boxy fit bring freshness. Try it with bejewelled flats for a modern take on after-dark dressing.
  • JONATHAN SAUNDERS Adeline colour-block dress
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    JONATHAN SAUNDERS Adeline colour-block dress
    One can always rely on British designer Jonathan Saunders to revitalise evening dressing. His Adeline dress has a universally flattering silhouette – note the V-neck kicked-out skirt and thigh split – but comes outfitted with khaki pink and black colour blocking for a decidedly modern finish.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Patchwork layered knit dress
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Patchwork layered knit dress
    Work this season's patchwork trend in the most refined way with McQ Alexander McQueen's cream layered knit dress. Made from wool and cashmere this roll-neck style has tonal patches at the chest hem and cuffs and falls just above the knee. Toughen the neutral hue with a clutch and ankle boots in black leather.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Sweetheart-neckline lace gown
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Sweetheart-neckline lace gown
    DVF's plum lace gown was made for black-tie occasions. It features a form-flattering sweetheart neckline defined waist and soft fishtail hem. Complement the rich tone with metallic-gold accessories.
  • CARVEN Wave-print shift dress
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    CARVEN Wave-print shift dress
    The crashing tempestuous waves printed on this Carven dress juxtapose its delicate feminine cut. It's a mini style made from satin crepe with short sleeves and a close-fitting round neck. Menswear-inspired flats will give it daytime appeal but it'll work with black pumps for evening.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Key and floral-print crepe dress
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Key and floral-print crepe dress
    Dolce & Gabbana's AW14 runway collection told a tale of enchanted fantasy. This piece is imbued with the theme and incorporates the floral and key print seen throughout the presentation. The long-sleeved design is made from forest-green crepe and features a high round neck tailored waist and demure knee-length hem. Add a box handbag and bejewelled pumps for a polished work to dinner look.
  • RAQUEL ALLEGRA Jersey slip dress
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    RAQUEL ALLEGRA Jersey slip dress
    Raquel Allegra flatters the female form with this body-contouring charcoal-grey slip dress. It’s crafted from soft cotton-jersey and features sewn cups and adjustable black shoulder straps. The label’s minimal creations look great worn layered up as well as solo so as the weather cools partner it with a shredded knit.
  • LANVIN Embellished-neckline velvet-lace dress
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    LANVIN Embellished-neckline velvet-lace dress
    A darkly elegant evening choice Lanvin's black velvet-lace dress exudes modern sophistication. A high bead-embellished neckline and long sleeves create a demure silhouette while the scalloped short hem keeps the look youthful. Elevate with ankle-strap sandals and a neat clutch.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Ivy-jacquard knit dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Ivy-jacquard knit dress
    Poison ivy crept its way across the Alexander McQueen AW14 show where Sarah Burton was inspired by a wild untamed sense of beauty. This black ivy jacquard-knit dress is a subtle way to work the look and is perfect with one of the brand's treasured filigree clutches.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Bevin dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Bevin dress
    When you need to stand out from the crowd reach for DVF’s poppy-red Bevin dress. Crafted from stretch-jersey it features a V-neckline and soft ruching at the waist – a clever detail that flatters and smoothes the silhouette. Wear with sleek pumps for an enduringly chic finish.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Long-sleeved lace dress
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Long-sleeved lace dress
    Dolce & Gabbana's timeless brand of Sicilian elegance lends itself perfectly to eveningwear and this long-sleeved black dress is loaded with Italian glamour. Demure yet so sexy it's cut from sheer lace with a figure-defining silk slip underlay offering just the right amount of coverage. Add a box bag and gold-heeled pumps for optimum impact.
  • ROKSANDA Orla contrast-panel dress
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    ROKSANDA Orla contrast-panel dress
    British label Roksanda has ushered in a whole new brand of modern femininity with her full-skirted colour-block designs. The Orla dress has all the hallmarks the label is famed for – a sharp structured cut midi-length hemline and Pop Art-inspired colour palette. Complement the graphic touches with equally bold accessories and sleek minimal jewels.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Floral appliqué cady dress
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Floral appliqué cady dress
    This beautiful black cady dress has to be one of the most wearable versatile pieces from Dolce & Gabbana's enchanting AW14 collection. The intricate embroidered botanical appliqué across the front elevates the classic shape which falls to the knee and has three-quarter-length sleeves. It makes a striking evening piece when teamed with embellished heels and a top handle bag.
  • BALENCIAGA Belted graphic-print crepe dress
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    BALENCIAGA Belted graphic-print crepe dress
    'I go back to pieces that feel familiar ... and ask myself how do I make it feel special?' said Alexander Wang when asked of Balenciaga's AW14 collection. This printed blue black and grey crepe dress is an elegant example set apart by a waist-defining thick black belt feature. Take it into evening with a pair of the season's chunky-heel mules.
  • BARBARA CASASOLA Colour-block sheer-panel dress
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    BARBARA CASASOLA Colour-block sheer-panel dress
    Master sophisticated colour-blocking this season with Barbara Casasola's expertly cut pencil dress. It's beautifully crafted from blue and burgundy crepe – a fabric developed by Casasola herself – and has a charcoal-grey herringbone skirt. Figure-flattering and versatile it works from office to after-hours.
  • 'S MAX MARA Foligno dress
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    'S MAX MARA Foligno dress
    Just right for the office to dinner transition S Max Mara's Foligno dress is designed to be dressed up or down. It's crafted from a luxurious double-faced wool with an empire line that gently flares into a full bell skirt. Wear it solo now and layered under a blazer later.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Orense dress
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Orense dress
    The Orense dress from Weekend Max Mara is a working wardrobe wonder. Cut slim through the body but fuller and knee-length in the skirt it's ideal for the office. Bring the heritage-style check firmly up-to-date with bare legs and a pair of the season's essential masculine flats.
  • SPORTMAX Simone dress
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    SPORTMAX Simone dress
    The vivid shade of red used to create Sportmax's Simone dress appeared in many guises within the AW14 show. It makes this wool-blend piece a striking evening choice along with a precise cut that incorporates neat folds at the waist and along the full skirt. Grey pumps will complete an elegant look.
  • ADAM LIPPES Cashmere and silk-blend shirt dress
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    ADAM LIPPES Cashmere and silk-blend shirt dress
    For his AW14 collection Adam Lippes presented deconstructed interpretations of traditional uniform staples. Here he transforms the classic tailored shirt into a fluid and contemporary dress crafted from a cashmere and silk-blend that feels as beautiful as it looks. Style it with minimalist accents to channel the label's modern aesthetic.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Belted duchess-satin dress
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Belted duchess-satin dress
    The serpentine inspiration behind many a Christopher Kane collection slithered centre-stage once again for Pre-AW14. This fuchsia-pink duchess-satin dress features a Velcro-fastening snake-print belt that highlights the full skater-style skirt perfectly – pick out the black accents with a clutch and heels in the same hue.
  • PIAMITA Andrea apple-print silk dress
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    PIAMITA Andrea apple-print silk dress
    Piamita's beautifully crafted pieces feel like loungewear but are so precisely tailored they can be worn on all occasions. This red silk Andrea dress falls to an elegant mid-length and sinks softly over the body in the most flattering way. It's printed with the label's apple-filled 'Manzanitas Rojas' pattern so needs little by way of accessories.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Prita dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Prita dress
    DVF has the innate ability to transform everyday pieces into fresh modern designs. The Prita dress is testament to this – the simple cut is elevated with a black brown and beige Snow Cheetah print. Wear it with bare legs and pumps now switching to opaques and boots come the colder months.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rose dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Rose dress
    DVF's signature silk-jersey Rose dress is an ideal way to add impact to your new-season portfolio. Sporting a supremely flattering cut it features a round neck with a centre-front split and three-quarter-length sleeves. Let the monochrome abstract print take centre stage and team with simple accessories.
  • VANESSA BRUNO ATHÉ Bine embroidered silk dress
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    VANESSA BRUNO ATHÉ Bine embroidered silk dress
    Vanessa Bruno Athé's Bine dress has all the relaxed sensibility of the label's mainline but with a youthful feminine edge. A perfect day dress it's crafted from navy floral-embroidered silk and cinches at the waist. The long sleeves and dark hue mean it will transition easily into winter just switch up the accessories.
  • SAINT LAURENT Tuxedo wool-crepe dress
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    SAINT LAURENT Tuxedo wool-crepe dress
    Echoes of Saint Laurent's iconic Le Smoking can be seen in this elegant tuxedo dress. It's made from black wool-crepe and has satin-trimmed peak lapels. Wear it with bare legs and black pumps for an instant shot of Hedi Slimane's signature rock 'n' roll glamour.
  • ALTUZARRA Naipaul double-faced wool crepe dress
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    ALTUZARRA Naipaul double-faced wool crepe dress
    Craft and luxury are always at the heart of Altuzarra's designs and this Naipaul dress showcases the fine attention to detail present in the AW14 collection. The streamlined shape is created with black double-faced wool-crepe with inverted seam detailing revealing every aspect of the pattern-making process. Cinch in the waist and complete the look with pin-heeled ankle boots.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Sculpted peplum faille dress
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Sculpted peplum faille dress
    McQ Alexander McQueen's sculpted peplum dress is given an abstract edge with a 3D dripping-effect damask print. The demure high neckline balances the super-short pleated skirt rather perfectly – try it with mid-heeled ankle boots or dress flats.
  • ALTUZARRA Rushdie crepe dress
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    ALTUZARRA Rushdie crepe dress
    Featuring a flash of the electric-blue shade that opened Altuzarra's AW14 collection the Rushdie is an energetic update of the LBD. Note the sculptural shape that serves to narrow the waist skim the hips and lengthen the body. Style it with heels in a matching blue hue for the punchiest effect.
  • ROKSANDA Adhara contrast-panel dress
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    ROKSANDA Adhara contrast-panel dress
    The Adhara is a signature style at Roksanda and perfectly demonstrates the label's eye for structural shapes and bold colour-blocking. It's crafted in the UK from a flattering blend of wool-crepe and stretch silk-crepe and finished with a structured peplum waist. When it comes to accessories pick out one of the dress's multiple colours for maximum graphic effect.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Kelsey dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Kelsey dress
    Bold graphic prints are an integral part of the DVF brand. The Kelsey dress is fresh from the label's Pre-AW14 collection for which the designer blended organic and geometric shapes to create another winning collection of patterns. This dress was made for chic weekend dressing team it with easy sandals and let the saturated hues take centre stage.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG New Julian Two dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG New Julian Two dress
    The New Julian Two is one of DVF's most enduringly elegant styles and this season sees it updated in bold leopard print. It's made from soft silk-jersey ties neatly at the wrap waist and falls to the knee. Neutral or black accessories will best complement the punchy pattern.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Katrina dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Katrina dress
    This season DVF updates its classic Katrina dress in autumnal plum-purple lace. It features a décolletage-framing sweetheart neckline and a knee-skimming skirt. Complement the rich hue with metallic-gold accessories.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Harriet dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Harriet dress
    This season DVF updates her signature Harriet dress with a geometric monochrome intarsia knit. Cut for a loose body-skimming silhouette it's a high-impact low-effort piece that can be worn from desk to dinner with ease. Style simply with your favourite tote and neutral pumps.
  • ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cray animal-print chiffon dress
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    ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cray animal-print chiffon dress
    No one does Parisian nonchalance quite like Isabel Marant Étoile and this Cray dress is a key new-season piece. The breezy chiffon fabric is toughened with an olive-green and black animal print – a key motif this season. Team it with tough-girl boots and bare legs switching to considered layers come the cooler months.
  • VALENTINO Cape-back silk-crepe dress
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    VALENTINO Cape-back silk-crepe dress
    The cape is one of AW14's star pieces. In the hands of Valentino it becomes a beautifully crafted fluid dress with layers of midnight-blue silk-crepe enveloping the wearer to dramatic effect. Recreate the runway styling and it team with over-the-knee boots.
  • MARY KATRANTZOU JQ Astere cookie-jacquard dress
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    MARY KATRANTZOU JQ Astere cookie-jacquard dress
    Pattern connoisseur Mary Katrantzou puts a contemporary twist on a classic silhouette through the use of unique metallic jacquard. The JQ Astere dress comes in shimmering shades of pale-blue copper and beige and has a nipped-in waist and full box-pleated skirt. It beautifully flatters the female form and works best with high heels.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Stretch-jersey shift dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Stretch-jersey shift dress
    This poppy-red shift dress from DVF proves that office-appropriate dressing needn't be plain. It's made from a relaxed stretch-jersey and has demure half-length sleeves. Team it with mid-heels for the ultimate desk-to-dinner look.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Yvette dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Yvette dress
    For AW14 DVF updates the season-transcending Yvette shift dress with pink and red Baroque embroidery. The contrasting charcoal-grey back panel and exposed zip fastening bring a contemporary slant. Keep the look classic with neutral accessories.
  • YMC Confetti-print silk dress
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    YMC Confetti-print silk dress
    With the right accessories YMC's navy confetti-print dress will work just as hard now as it will in the autumn. It's made from pure silk with a neat point collar and nipped-in belted waist. Wear it with bare legs and ballet flats switching to opaques and ankle boots when the weather cools.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Greta dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Greta dress
    The little black dress is loved for its reliable elegance and timeless appeal. DVF's Greta reminds us of its virtues with a flattering capped-sleeve silhouette and body-contouring stretch-jersey fabric. Wear it classically with simple accessories or dial up the glamour with pops of scarlet-red.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Harriet dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Harriet dress
    'Easy pieces with impact' is the DVF mantra and its beautifully demonstrated by the Harriet dress. It hangs away from the body and features a signature purple and red Rose Gate-printed top. Keep the print the focus and pair with classic neutral accessories.
  • ROKSANDA Ada bonded-crepe colour-block dress
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    ROKSANDA Ada bonded-crepe colour-block dress
    Roksanda provides a masterclass in new-season colour-blocking with the sleeveless Ada pencil dress. Crafted from teal-green crepe the dramatically draped front reveals a flash of contrasting indigo-purple. Continue the theme with neat accessories in bold saturated hues.
  • MSGM Eyelash-print satin dress
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    MSGM Eyelash-print satin dress
    Pre-AW14 sees MSGM build on its print archive with the abstract eyelash motif featured on this pale-pink satin dress. The loose-fitting style is easy to wear and needs little by way of accessory – simply add mannish flats and a boxy shoulder bag.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Tulip intarsia-knit dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Tulip intarsia-knit dress
    Look to Alexander McQueen for floral intarsias with a darkly decadent twist. This tonal-red and black knitted dress fits close to the body with a low V-neck and half sleeves – the perfect canvas for the enigmatic tulip pattern that covers it. Complete the look with black pumps and a neat clutch.
  • BALENCIAGA Belted crepe dress
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    BALENCIAGA Belted crepe dress
    Take a bold approach to new-season colour and introduce Balenciaga's cobalt-blue crepe dress to your day-to-night portfolio. The deft silhouette is the perfect way to showcase such a beautiful shade and it is punctuated only by a black slip-through belt at the waist. Match your accessories to this detail for the strongest styling.
  • CÉDRIC CHARLIER Layered bi-colour dress
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    CÉDRIC CHARLIER Layered bi-colour dress
    Cédric Charlier's dark and artistic collection was brimming with wearable evening options such as this bi-colour dress. Made from forest-green crepe it's precisely cut with an overlay bust feature and flowing asymmetric skirt. Understated accessories in autumnal hues will work best – think ankle boots in deep burgundy.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Paris dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Paris dress
    DVF's Paris dress exudes all of the vibrancy and energy of the house's AW14 catwalk show. Crafted from silk-crepe and patterned with the brand's signature Ballet Rose print it's cut for a flattering slight A-line silhouette that narrows the waist and skims the hips. Style with chic point-toe pumps.
  • ROCHAS Off the shoulder full-length gown
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    ROCHAS Off the shoulder full-length gown
    This black floor-sweeping gown from Rochas is a modern fashion fairytale. The square neckline and off-shoulder straps bring a contemporary edge to the full pleated skirt. Accessorise simply and let this piece steal the show.
  • SAINT LAURENT Satin-lapel deep V-neck dress
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    SAINT LAURENT Satin-lapel deep V-neck dress
    Tuxedo dressing becomes a truly feminine proposition with Saint Laurent's black mini dress. It's complete with peaked satin lapels a plunging V-neck and an A-line skirt but it's the hand-beaded belt that really elevates this dress to showpiece status. Temper the low neckline and short length with a chunky block heel.
  • SALONI Iris halterneck bi-colour gown
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    SALONI Iris halterneck bi-colour gown
    Saloni experiments with hue to sophisticated effect in the design of this Iris gown. The bold combination is achieved with a plum crepe top half and contrasting ruby-red hemline that falls in a soft waterfall effect. Pull in the waist with the elasticated belt and complete the look with chic black pumps.
  • MSGM Floral-print duchess-satin dress
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    MSGM Floral-print duchess-satin dress
    MSGM's dark-blue duchess-satin dress sums up the season's modern femininity perfectly. With long sleeves and a full below-the-knee skirt it feels ladylike but still youthful and fresh. Pick out the print's lighter tones with a pair of towering nude pumps.
  • ANTONIO BERARDI Multi-panel jacquard dress
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    ANTONIO BERARDI Multi-panel jacquard dress
    Antonio Berardi is celebrated for his mastery of collage-style construction as it is aptly illustrated in this multi-panelled mini dress. The use of contrasting fabrics from grid-textured jacquards to high-shine satins is kept succinct by the understated form-fitting silhouette. A supremely flattering option this piece works well with classic pumps or thigh-high boots.
  • SEE BY CHLOÉ Cable-knit sweater dress
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    SEE BY CHLOÉ Cable-knit sweater dress
    The sweater dress is the ultimate throw-on-and-go piece and this navy style from See by Chloé proves its ease. It's spun to a chunky cable-knit design with exposed zips adding a tougher feel to the sleeves. Wear with bare legs and pool slides now swapping for opaques and ankle boots when the weather starts to chill.
  • JIL SANDER Scimtilla techno-wool dress
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    JIL SANDER Scimtilla techno-wool dress
    Created from expertly constructed techno wool Jil Sander's Scimtilla dress is designed to cut a sharp yet elegant A-line silhouette. Its accented by a flattering gathered side and back-waist feature along with long sleeves that fall at bracelet length. Wear it for work or play with simple ankle boots or pumps.
  • SAINT LAURENT Gun Pop jacquard shift dress
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    SAINT LAURENT Gun Pop jacquard shift dress
    Channel Saint Laurent's inimitable rock 'n' roll aesthetic with this metallic gun-print jacquard shift dress. The high neck and long sleeves nod to the label's 1960s-infused aesthetic – complement them best with sheer tights and natty flats.
  • SEE BY CHLOÉ Numbers-print crepe dress
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    SEE BY CHLOÉ Numbers-print crepe dress
    Pretty preppy and party-ready were the buzz words of See by Chloé's AW14 collection. This numbers-print dress embodies all three with a fluid ivory crepe design and playful pattern. Long sleeves make it daywear appropriate but it can be easily dressed up for evening with a pair of heels.
  • MARY KATRANTZOU Traffic sign-motif metallic dress
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    MARY KATRANTZOU Traffic sign-motif metallic dress
    Mary Katrantzou moved away from her artful digital prints for AW14 experimenting with recognisable symbols like the stopturn signage used to create this metallic lace dress. Impeccably crafted with visible nude lining and a contrasting pleated skirt this striking cocktail piece is loaded with character and needs little by way of accessory to make an impact.
  • A.L.C. Falling Iris-print silk dress
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    A.L.C. Falling Iris-print silk dress
    ‘Quiet sophistication’ was the notion behind A.L.C.’s Pre-AW14 collection and this sleeveless navy silk-crepe dress embodies it perfectly. Featuring a delicate floral print and artfully draped with a pleated front panel it's the ideal way to come out of summer but still have that sense of romance and lightness.
  • REDVALENTINO Floral-emblem mesh overlay dress
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    REDVALENTINO Floral-emblem mesh overlay dress
    REDValentino’s navy organza dress is flocked with a floral design that showcases the feminine nude lining. It comes complete with a removable tulle underskirt and black ribbon waist belt both of which emphasise the full gathered skirt beautifully. Wear yours with point-toe flats to work the label’s romantic modern aesthetic.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print silk dress
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print silk dress
    Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana are no strangers to statement florals. This ivory stretch silk-crepe dress is covered in the most beautiful of blooms for signature exuberance. Not only striking in pattern it's also cut to precise proportions – note the close-fitting neckline and long sleeves. Add in playful accompaniments such as a pair of brightly coloured platforms and a supersized cocktail ring.
  • FREDA Cap-sleeves high-stretch dress
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    FREDA Cap-sleeves high-stretch dress
    No working wardrobe is complete without the perfect black dress. Freda has created the ultimate LBD in the form of this capped-sleeve style with a no-fuss shape and body-contouring silhouette aided by a high-stretch technical fabric. Simply add pointed pumps and a sleek clutch for a look that will take you from boardroom to bar.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Lace-top bodycon dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Lace-top bodycon dress
    DVF's take on the LBD is one of the brand's chicest numbers to date. It's crafted from a black stretch-knit for the ultimate body-con fit and detailed with sheer knitted lace panelling at the chest sleeves and hem. Simply add a pair of sky-high heels to maximise its impact.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Hadley backless tassel dress
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Hadley backless tassel dress
    The Hadley dress comes straight from Stella McCartney’s AW14 runway and is draped in the same cord fringing seen across her eveningwear offering. This piece really comes to life as you move with the cascading back panel and transparent curved hem offering subtle glimpses of skin. Make like the models and team it with the label’s chunky lace-up platforms.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN V-neck tulip-jacquard dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN V-neck tulip-jacquard dress
    Embrace the season's rich beautiful textures with Alexander McQueen's tulip-jacquard dress. The fit-and-flare silhouette is created with a heavyweight wool and silk-blend knit that sits neatly at the body and flares softly at the short hem. Try styling it with dress flats or elevating pumps – both will work perfectly.
  • SEA Floral stripe-print dress
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    SEA Floral stripe-print dress
    Sea designs its collections on New York's Canal Street and this floral-stripe dress exudes downtown ease. The relaxed silhouette is crafted from striped green silk that finishes elegantly at a midi length. Wear it casually with bare legs and sandals or toughen it up with a leather jacket and mules.
  • JASON WU Satin-panel ponte dress
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    JASON WU Satin-panel ponte dress
    Modern elegant evening style is made easy this season with Jason Wu's stretch ponté-jersey dress. Sophisticated colour is introduced at the front by way of an emerald-green panel that sits as a high cowl neck and ends in a peak at the waist. Ground the look with ankle boots for a contemporary twist.
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