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The black dress is probably the most iconic piece of clothing in fashion history, in large part, thanks to Coco Chanel. Whether you’re channeling Audrey Hepburn chic in an LBD or glamming it up in an evening gown, it’s the best go-to when you’re not sure what to wear. Stock your closet with essentials that can take you from desk to dinner, a couple for special occasions, and at least one casual black dress you can easily throw on for weekend wear. The beauty of a little black dress, aside from being super flattering, is that it’s a foundation you can build on. You can opt to keep your look minimalist or you can add statement jewelry, a pop of colorful heels or accessorize with a beautiful scarf. Find the perfect black dress on Polyvore.

How can I dress down an LBD for daytime?


As long as we’re not talking about a fancy frock, consider your black dress as the foundation to build your look on. A sporty varsity jacket is cute with a minimalist slip dress and sneakers, while a long and fitted jersey number exudes carefree boho style when worn with a floral kimono cardigan, lace-up boots and sunnies. When you head to the office, wear your black dress with a polished blazer or ladylike cardigan. Complete the look with pretty flats and tote. This is a great way to do a quick change between office and happy hour.

Can I wear black to a wedding?


Long gone are the days when it was taboo to wear a black dress to a wedding. Black dresses are elegant for semi-formal and black-tie weddings, and also a sure bet for an invite requesting cocktail attire. Skip black for a day wedding with a lunch reception. Another case where black may be too heavy-handed is a Spring wedding, especially if you can tell that the color palette will be softer based on the invitation.

How should I accessorize a simple black dress?


Don’t overcompensate for not-so-basic black by piling on a bunch of accessories. Go for a clean and sophisticated look by adding jewelry—either focus on one major statement piece or layer more delicate pieces together. Infuse more personality into your look with your choice of footwear, like a bright pair of high heels for a fun pop of color. Finish your look with a chic clutch to carry all your on-the-go essentials.
  • Damsel in a dress Trevano Dress, Black/Green
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    Damsel in a dress Trevano Dress, Black/Green
    Make a statement in this Trevano Dress from Damsel in a dress. A form fitting black dress crafted with a vibrant metallic green contrast panel on the front and the reverse and falling to the knee. Match with heels for a dynamic look. Brand : Damsel in a dress. Dress Shape : Bodycon. Length Information: Mini - A mini style falls mid-thigh to above the knee, Midi - A midi length is knee- to calf-length, Maxi - A maxi length is ankle- to floor-length : Midi. Material : Fabric: 100% Polyester. Contrast: 68% Viscose, 27% Polyamide, 5% Elastane. Neckline : Round Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Hand wash.
  • ROBERTO CAVALLI Printed Jersey Dress in Black/Green
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    ROBERTO CAVALLI Printed Jersey Dress in Black/Green
    Covered in a bright mix of vivid green and blue prints, this figure-hugging wrap dress from Roberto Cavalli is an eye-catching choice for day or night. Tonal green/blue allover print, wrapped V-neckline, wrapped front with gilded hardware on the hip, 3/4-length sleeves. Form-fitting. Team with a sparkly necklace and pointy toe pumps. 100% Viscose. Lining: 100% Viscose. Dry clean.
  • Stella Mccartney Sleeveless Dress With Bandeau
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    Stella Mccartney Sleeveless Dress With Bandeau
    Sleeveless dress in midnight and calypso green rugby stripes. Featuring low cut out detail along the side with a contrasting stripes bandeau top. High ribbed, crew neckline and a full, layered skirt. 83% Rayon, 17% Polyester. Dry Clean Only. True to size with a regular fit.
  • French Connection Siberian stripe vest dress
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    French Connection Siberian stripe vest dress
    Show your wild side in this comfortable, space age print dress. Tunic Dress. 100% Polyester. Dry clean only.
  • Pre-owned Nina Ricci green & black shirtwaist dress 1970s
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    Pre-owned Nina Ricci green & black shirtwaist dress 1970s
    Nina Ricci green & black shirtwaist dress 1970s
  • Pre-owned Robert Rodriguez Dress
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    Pre-owned Robert Rodriguez Dress
    Green Robert Rodriguez sleeveless dress with black colorblock accent, asymmetrical hem and tie adornment at waist.
  • Fausto Puglisi Fitted Panel Dress
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    Fausto Puglisi Fitted Panel Dress
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    Green and black silk blend fitted panel dress from Fausto Puglisi.
  • MaxStudio.com Stretch Silk Draped Dress
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    MaxStudio.com Stretch Silk Draped Dress
    As seen in the Ad Campaign The shirred and soft stretch silk dress has a drape that needs to be viewed with the 3D arrow both the vneckline front and the softly organic back that starts at the shoulder and falls to the side hip This a dress in which you will be seen both coming and going It fits true to size Leon Max Collection
  • Michael Michael Kors Short Dress
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    Michael Michael Kors Short Dress
    jersey, two-tone pattern, round collar, sleeveless, no appliqués, multipockets, lined interior, rear closure, hook-and-eye closure, zip closure. Material:72% Polyester, 23% Rayon, 5% Spandex
  • P.A.R.O.S.H. Floral Print Dress
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    P.A.R.O.S.H. Floral Print Dress
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    Black silk blend floral print dress from P.A.R.O.S.H. featuring a round neck, an all-over print, a seamed waist, long sleeves, a flared skirt, a back cutout detail and a rear zip fastening.
  • Nine West V-Neck Maxi Dress w/ Back Detail Women's Dress
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    Nine West V-Neck Maxi Dress w/ Back Detail Women's Dress
    Dress up any summer party in this Nine West dress. Gorgeous print throughout. V-neck, sleeveless cut. Modified racerback design. Slightly curved waistline. Full-length skirt with side splits. 96% polyester, 4% elastane. Machine wash cold, drip dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 57 in ; Product measurements were taken using size 2. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Pre-owned Diane von Furstenberg Silk Dress
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    Pre-owned Diane von Furstenberg Silk Dress
    Black, violet and green Diane von Furstenberg silk printed dress with three-quarter length pin tuck sleeves and tie at neck.
  • Lisa Corti 3/4 Length Dress
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    Lisa Corti 3/4 Length Dress
    plain weave, floral design, mandarin collar, short sleeves, no appliqués, no pockets, front closure, button closing, trapeze dress. Material:100% Cotton
  • P.A.R.O.S.H. Floral Print Dress
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    P.A.R.O.S.H. Floral Print Dress
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    Black and green stretch silk floral print dress from P.A.R.O.S.H.
  • Pre-owned Diane von Furstenberg Silk Dress
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    Pre-owned Diane von Furstenberg Silk Dress
    Black and green Diane von Furstenberg sleeveless silk knit dress with ornate print throughout, cowl neck, silver-tone chain link trim at arm openings, draped details at front, vent at side, chiffon trim at hem and hidden zip closure at side.
  • Fausto Puglisi Flared Dress
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    Fausto Puglisi Flared Dress
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    Multicoloured silk blend flared dress from Fausto Puglisi.
  • Moschino Cheapandchic Short Dress
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    Moschino Cheapandchic Short Dress
    crêpe, solid color, v-neckline, sleeveless, no appliqués, no pockets, no fastening. Material:64% Triacetate, 36% Polyester
  • Pre-owned Gucci Dress
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    Pre-owned Gucci Dress
    Black and white silk Gucci sleeveless dress with print throughout, green band at waist, V-shaped shoulder straps, pleated details at skirt and zip closure at center back.
  • Fausto Puglisi San Domenico Hemline Dress
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    Fausto Puglisi San Domenico Hemline Dress
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    Multicoloured silk-cotton blend 'San Domenico' hemline dress from Fausto Puglisi featuring a contrasting pleated skirt section.
  • Pre-owned Marc Jacobs Dress
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    Pre-owned Marc Jacobs Dress
    Yellow, green and black Marc Jacobs silk printed dress with V-neckilne, side ruching and back zip closure. Size not listed, estimated from measurements.
  • Roksanda Ilincic Knee-Length Dress
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    Roksanda Ilincic Knee-Length Dress
    crêpe, two-tone pattern, v-neckline, sleeveless, no appliqués, multipockets, lined interior, rear closure, zip closure. Material:96% Wool, 3% Nylon, 1% Elastane
  • ROBERTO CAVALLI Bird Print Dress
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    ROBERTO CAVALLI Bird Print Dress
    This exotic Roberto Cavalli bird print dress is the perfect summer staple, featuring vibrant hues and black trims to the arms and neckline. The dress has a concealed zip closure to the rear and a sleeveless silhouette. Size selection: British sizing (Italian sizing) Fits true to size, take your normal size. Cut with a fitted shape. Material: 98% viscose, 4% elastane; Material 2: 98% viscose, 2% elastane. Dry clean only.
  • Lace Dress
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    Lace Dress
    Brand from China: JVL. Color: Green, Black, White, Materials: Lace - Polyester, Size: S: Bust: 100cm / 39.4", Shoulder Width: 34cm / 13.4", Sleeve Length: 20cm / 7.9", Total Length: 84cm / 33.1", M: Bust: 104cm / 40.9", Shoulder Width: 35cm / 13.8", Sleeve Length: 21cm / 8.3", Total Length: 85cm / 33.5", L: Bust: 108cm / 42.5", Shoulder Width: 36cm / 14.2", Sleeve Length: 22cm / 8.7", Total Length: 86cm / 33.9", Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • HotSquash Long sleeved damson kneelength dress
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    HotSquash Long sleeved damson kneelength dress
    Long sleeved black jersey dress. An elegant dress for work or play. Can be bought with statement necklace. HotSquash has 3 unique stylish collections available on Houseoffraser.co.uk: ThinHeat, TempReg and CoolFresh. Cocktail Dresses. Knee Length. Rounded collar. 3/4 Length sleeves. 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane. Machine Wash 40°C. Dress Length 101 cm.
  • MSGM Cutout-back bouclé mini dress
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    MSGM Cutout-back bouclé mini dress
    Multicolored cotton-blend bouclé Ruched waist, flared skirt, slit pockets, cutout back, black crepe trim. Button fastenings at nape, concealed hook and zip fastening at back. 71% cotton, 29% polyester; trim: 50% viscose, 38% polyamide, 12% elastane; lining: 94% polyester, 6% elastane. Dry clean. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Fitted at the bust and waist, loose at the hip. Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric.
  • ROKSANDA Colour-block silk-satin dress
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    ROKSANDA Colour-block silk-satin dress
    Roksanda shows the elegance of highlighter shades with this fluoro-green silk-satin dress. Graphic shapes feature along the side of the body adding edge to the elegant draped cut. The most modern way to work it? With black dress flats and a colour-block tote.
  • ROLAND MOURET Kowhai Evening Gown
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    ROLAND MOURET Kowhai Evening Gown
    A radiant verdant shade lends a stunning look to this one shoulder column gown from Roland Mouret. Bright green wool with black strap detailing, one shoulder, metal side zip. Straight silhouette. Team with a gold collar necklace and metallic pumps. 100% Wool. Dry clean.
  • Accordion-Pleat Sleeveless Dress
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    Accordion-Pleat Sleeveless Dress
    Brand from China: 9mg. Color: Green, Blue, Red, Black, Materials: Polyester, Size: M: Bust: 80cm / 31.5", Waist: 66cm / 26", Hips: 98cm / 38.6", Total Length: 118cm / 46.5", L: Bust: 84cm / 33.1", Waist: 70cm / 27.6", Hips: 102cm / 40.2", Total Length: 119cm / 46.9", XL: Bust: 88cm / 34.6", Waist: 74cm / 29.1", Hips: 106cm / 41.7", Total Length: 120cm / 47.2", XXL: Bust: 90cm / 35.4", Waist: 76cm / 29.9", Hips: 110cm / 43.3", Total Length: 121cm / 47.6", Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • J. Mendel Colorblock Leaf Brocade Dress - Cargo/Multi
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    J. Mendel Colorblock Leaf Brocade Dress - Cargo/Multi
    Exquisite leaf patterned brocade lends a shimmering element to a J. Mendel cocktail dress, while black and white crepe panels lend a cool, graphic finish. Flattering double V neckline and tailored bodice. Sleeveless. Hidden back zip. Silk lining. Fabric: Double crepe / metallic brocade. Shell: 60% acetate/40% polyester. Trim: 83% polyester/5% acrylic/5% cotton/5% silk/2% polyamide. Lining: 100% silk. Dry clean. Made in the USA. MEASUREMENTS Length: 35in / 89cm, from shoulder. Available sizes: 4
  • CÉDRIC CHARLIER Bi-colour cotton shift dress
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    CÉDRIC CHARLIER Bi-colour cotton shift dress
    Cédric Charlier masters the art of colour blocking with this cotton dress. An emerald-green front panel and black neckline contrast optic-white and add to the shift's '60s sensibility. Wear yours with a sleek clutch and bright pumps for a chic 24-hour look.
  • Jenny Packham Embellished Pleated Silk Gown
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    Jenny Packham Embellished Pleated Silk Gown
    Turn heads at your next event in Jenny Packham’s Embellished Pleated Silk Gown in mint green. Oozing ethereal elegance, it is crafted in feather-light silk chiffon and features a deep v-neckline, floor-sweeping skirt and flattering front pleating. Finished with beautiful jewel embellishment at the shoulders and fitted waist, this romantic design is a stunning choice for summer parties or black tie affairs.
  • Marni Color-block embellished crepe de chine dress
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    Marni Color-block embellished crepe de chine dress
    Marni black, green and baby-pink dress. Crepe de chine. Neon-yellow stone, black paillettes and clear crystal-embellished neckline, buttoned cuffs. Button-fastening keyhole at back, concealed zip fastening at side. 65% acetate, 35% silk; trim: 85% polyester, 15% glass rhinestones. Dry clean. Fits true to size, take your normal size. Loose fit.
  • Floral Bodycon Sleeveless Dress
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    Floral Bodycon Sleeveless Dress
    Vivid blossoms pattern this figure-flattering bodycon dress with a midi length. Its figure-hugging cut plays up the rather demure jewel neckline. Back zip closure. Available in black and white. Polyester, Spandex. Hand wash or machine wash in garment bag. Color: White, Materials: 95% Polyester 5% Spandex, Size: XS, S, M, L, Care: Handwash, Machine Wash with Garment Bag
  • Nicole Miller Mojito Scale Sequin Dress
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    Nicole Miller Mojito Scale Sequin Dress
    This dress is truly an eye-catching and ultra-modern piece. It is made of polyester and elastane with a sheer mesh back and allover sequins. The scale sequins can be made either black or a green-blue depending on which direction they are brushed, allowing for the dress to be different colors and patterns. Pair this piece with pumps and a small clutch for a cocktail-ready look. Polyester/elastic. Professional spot clean only.
  • Jean Louis Scherrer Vintage Floral Print Dress
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    Jean Louis Scherrer Vintage Floral Print Dress
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    Black, green, fuchsia and red silk floral print sleeveless dress from Jean Louis Sherrer Vintage featuring a halter neck, a sweetheart neckline, a fitted waist with rear tie fastening and a pleated skirt. From 1960. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections.
  • Jo No Fui Beaded Collar Dress
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    Jo No Fui Beaded Collar Dress
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    Blue and green silk dress from Jo No Fui featuring a round neck, a sleeveless design, a concealed rear zip fastening, a print mix, a mid-length, a straight hem and a brown, black and white beaded detachable collar. This item is true to fit.
  • Sartoria Italiana Vintage Peplum Dress
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    Sartoria Italiana Vintage Peplum Dress
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    Green silk peplum dress from Sartoria Italiana Vintage featuring a round neck, long sleeves and a wide black ruched waist band. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore might have minor imperfections.
  • ModCloth Sleeveless A-line Everywhere You Glow Dress
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    ModCloth Sleeveless A-line Everywhere You Glow Dress
    Enliven the office, illuminate cocktail hour, and punch up that late dinner date while wearing this floral dress. Tones of teal, green, and bright jade bloom upon the sheer black backdrop of this belted dress, which also boasts a silky lining and an accent-pleated skirt. Sleeveless A-line Everywhere You Glow Dress embellished with Belted for Party, Daytime Party occasions.
  • P.A.R.O.S.H. Laki Dress
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    P.A.R.O.S.H. Laki Dress
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    Green wool 'Laki' dress from P.A.R.O.S.H. featuring a round neck, a sleeveless design, a black belted waist, an a-line shape skirt, a straight hem and a back zip fastening.
  • Thakoon Green Lace Front Camisole Gown
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    Thakoon Green Lace Front Camisole Gown
    Thakoon ’s striking Fall ’14 collection feels Latin American with bold hues, tactile fabrics and creative layering. Ensure all eyes are on you and wear this deep green double crepe silk dress featuring a lace front, low back and train to your next black tie event. This softly draped look calls for delicate gold accessories and sleek stiletto heels. Deep green strappy draped dress. Lace and double crepe silk. Slim straps. Sheer mesh lace applique at the neckline. Waist seam. Draped pleating at the waist. Deep V back. Train at the back. Concealed zip at left side. 100% silk. Dry clean only. Made in the United States.
  • Pre-owned Robert Rodriguez Silk Dress
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    Pre-owned Robert Rodriguez Silk Dress
    Green Robert Rodriguez silk dress with scoop neck, slit sleeves, black slip, elastic waistband with sash.
  • ModCloth Mid-length Sleeveless A-line Damask Delight Dress
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    ModCloth Mid-length Sleeveless A-line Damask Delight Dress
    Your overall grace and charm are unmistakable when youre wearing this printed dress! Decorated with velvety, damask-inspired flourishes on its emerald-green fabric and emphasized with crocheted trim on the solid-black shoulders and hem, this sleeveless stunner adds classic elegance to your style. Mid-length Sleeveless A-line Damask Delight Dress in Green for Casual occasions.
  • Pre-owned Diane von Furstenberg Dress
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    Pre-owned Diane von Furstenberg Dress
    Green, white, and black Diane von Furstenberg printed silk wrap dress with snap closure at waist.
  • Pre-owned Diane Von Furstenberg Dresses
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    Pre-owned Diane Von Furstenberg Dresses
    DVF silk jersey dress. Black, green and blue. Flattering cut at the back of the dress, in perfect condition, hardly worn at all. Brand : DIANE VON FURSTENBERG.
  • Valentino Multicolor Guipure Lace Dress
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    Valentino Multicolor Guipure Lace Dress
    Bayadere printed pattern. Flared skirt with gathered waist. Short sleeves. Invisible zip fastening at the back. Black silk lining. Fits true to size. Model is 1m77/5'10 and wearing a size 38. Composition: Fabric 1: 100% polyamide; fabric 2: 90% cotton, 10% polyamide; lining: 91% silk, 9% elastane.
  • Michael Michael Kors Digitized Ikat Print Dress
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    Michael Michael Kors Digitized Ikat Print Dress
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    Black and green digitized ikat print dress from Michael Michael Kors.
  • KENZO Satin and stretch-crepe mini dress
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    KENZO Satin and stretch-crepe mini dress
    KENZO's loose jade stretch-crepe mini dress has a softly draped satin back. Offset the fresh hue with black accessories.
  • Stella McCartney Turtle Neck Sweater Dress
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    Stella McCartney Turtle Neck Sweater Dress
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    Green, white and black fine knit sweater dress from Stella McCartney featuring a turtle neck, long sleeves, a tonal striped pattern, a pencil shape skirt and a straight hem.
  • Marni Printed crepe mini dress
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    Marni Printed crepe mini dress
    Marni's crepe mini dress is decorated with a tropical print in eye-catching shades of crimson, forest-green, black and cream. Cut to drape loosely through the body, it has oversized dolman sleeves and adjustable tie fastenings at the neckline.
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