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Marc by Marc Jacobs Exeter Strappy Silver Panel Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Exeter Strappy Silver Panel Dress Marc by Marc Jacobs Exeter Strappy Silver Panel Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Exeter Strappy Silver Panel Dress

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Exeter Dress Dress is a strappy sleeveless silk dress which has slim shoulder straps and an all over floral print design. The dress has a sweetheart neckline and features sleeves and features a tiered skirt, with alternate overlay of sheer silver panels. The dress has side pockets and a side zip fastening. The shoulder straps are adjustable and the dress is fully lined in a black fabric. It falls to below the knee.

The dress fits true to size.

It is available in sizes US4 (UK 8), US6 (UK 10) and US8 (UK 12)

Fabric and care: 100% silk; combo 72% silk and 28% metallic; lining 100% polyester; dry clean only

Embrace this seasons trend towards opulence with this silver panelled strappy dress, which is embellished with sheer foil panels to the skirt making it ideal to wear over the festive season. You can go for a more subtle daywear look by teaming the dress with a black blazer and tote, such as the Marc by Marc Jacobs Ultimate Leather Tote pictured; or ramp up the glamour with sparkling silver heels and a silver glitter clutch, such as the Valorie by Anya Hindmarch.

UK based, global shipping available.

LK Bennett Sussex Velvet Evening Dress

LK Bennett Sussex Velvet Evening Dress LK Bennett Sussex Velvet Evening Dress

LK Bennett Sussex Velvet Evening Dress in Deep Aqua

The LK Bennett Sussex Velvet Dress is a fitted dress currently available in a shade that LK Bennett describe as green, but I would say it is more of a deep aqua or perhaps teal. It’s certainly a stunning dress which has a wide, rounded neckline (but it’s not off the shoulder) and skims the body caressing your curves on the way down and shaping your waist. The dress is longer length, falling to below the knee, and fastens with a hidden centre back zip. There is also a vent in the back of the skirt. It has long sleeves which are trimmed in satin.

Available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18

Fabric and care:90% polyester, 10% elastane; dry clean only

The velvet fabric from which this dress is made is undoubtedly luxurious, yet the 10% elastane content also means it’s stretchy too, so it flatteringly hugs your curves for a great fit. Unlike satin fabrics, velvet has no sheen and the nipped in waist provides a flattering outline. Complete the outfit with LK Bennett’s Frome Hair Calf Clutch and the fabulous Sledge nude patent heels, beloved by the Duchess of Cambridge.

UK based, shipping is available worldwide.

Project D Victorine Lace Dress

Project D Victorine Lace Dress Project D Victorine Lace Dress

Project D Victorine Lace Dress

The Project D Victorine Lace Dress is a sheer black lace dress that is lined in an oyster nude coloured fabric to the body and skirt, leaving the sleeves sheer. The dress has cap sleeves and a boat neck, with a fitted bodice and a longer length pleated skirt. The neck, sleeves and hemline are all trimmed in scallop edge lace and the dress has a concealed back zip fastening.

It is available in UK sizes 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16

Fabric and care: 00% nylon; lining 97% polyester, 3% polyurethane; dry clean only

Lace dresses are still big fashion news, and I particularly like this one as the nude coloured lining “lifts” the dress, but the longer skirt makes it very ladylike. I could imagine Kate Middleton being at home in this dress, and it will be interesting to see if she adds it to her collection over the coming season. The dress is easy to accessorise, and the model has chosen black courts (Sam Edelman Danielle), the Anya Hindmarch Valorie Glitter Clutch and a Mawi necklace.

UK based, global shipping available.