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Tibi Black Silk Dress with White Lace Print

Tibi Black Silk Dress with White Lace Print Tibi Black Silk Dress with White Lace Print

Tibi Black Silk Dress with White Lace Print

This new sleeveless pure silk dress from Tibi has a baroque style white lace print on a black background. The dress, called “Violette”, has a round neck and fastens with a hidden zip at the back. The dress is short, falling to about mid thigh and is fully lined.

It is available in sizes US0 (UK 4), US2 (UK 6), US4 (UK 8), US6 (UK 10), US8 (UK 12), US10 (UK 14) and US12 (UK 16)

Fabric and care: 100% silk; lining 100% acetate; dry clean only.

Tibi has the making of a stylish, yet sexy, mini dress down to a fine art and there is no better example than this cutesy baroque inspired monochrome number with its unique take on the opulent lace designs which are destined to be huge over the new season. This is a dress which could be worn for both winter and summer party invitations, and looks fab teamed with high heels (the model is wearing Sam Edelman’s Danielle blue suede courts) and a black clutch.

UK based, global shipping available.

McQ Alexander McQueen Lace Jumper Dress

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McQ Alexander McQueen Lace Jumper Dress in Cream

This McQ Alexander McQueen Jumper Dress is a cream, long sleeved wool blend knit dress which has a black lace insert to the front above the waist. The dress has a crew neck, ribbed sleeves and hem and falls to just above the knee.

The dress fits true to size.

It is available in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL

Fabric and care: 35% viscose, 29% virgin wool, 20% polyamide, 8% cashmere, 8% angora; hand wash.

How do get a dress that’s cosy enough to wear during a cold snap yet still looks chic? The answer is this new knit dress fropm McQ Alexander McQueen. Just slip it on over your head, team it with a pair of tights and some black ankle boots and you are good to go.

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Project D Helliconian Tapework Lace Dress

Project D Helliconian Tapework Lace Dress

Project D Helliconian Tapework Lace Dress

The Project D Helliconian Tapework Lace Dress is a black sleeveless open tapework dress with a scoop neck and back. The dress has shoulder straps embellished with black lace and the dress itself is lined in a nude fabric. It has an exposed back zip fastening and falls to knee length.

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

Fabric and care: 100% polyester; lining 97% polyester, 3% spandex; dry clean only

Project D have a number of lace dresses in their range for the new AW 2012 season, but I think that this one has to be the most striking. The open tape work teamed with the nude lining gives the dress a dramatic look, and it would certainly be suited to wearing at an important function or black tie dinner. This is a dress that is a wardrobe classic, and you will be able to wear it any season; it’s also nice to accessorise, and in the photo the look has been completed with the Sam Edelman blue suede Danielle shoes, the Diane Von Furstenberg box clutch and the Mawi Tear drop pendant.

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Project D Victorine Lace Dress

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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.

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By Malene Birger Mawio Maxi Dress

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By Malene Birger Mawio Lace Sleeve Maxi Dress in Black

The sleek and elegant By Malene Birger maxi dress is a stunning combination of lace and jersey. The yoke, back and sleeves are made from sheer black lace; the remainder of the dress is contrasting black jersey which falls to the floor, leaving a sexy side split to the thigh on the left side.

The dress has long sleeves, a boat neck and there are no fastenings as it is stretchy and simply pulls on to fit.

It is available in UK sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L and XL

Fabric and care: 94% modal, 6% spandex; trim 84% polyamide, 16% viscose; cool machine wash on delicate cycle.

This high octane dress is timeless and will look as glamorous next season as it does this season. I really love the fabric of this dress, the combination of the two fabrics works really well and it provides a sleek yet flattering outline whatever your figure. The lace gives the dress a romantic edge and I would be tempted to team it with a bright red box clutch and lipstick to match. Of course, heels should be high and the model is wearing the Lucy Choi glitter peep toe boots.

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Issa Red Lace Open Back Maxi Dress

Issa Red Lace Open Back Maxi Dress Issa Red Lace Open Back Maxi Dress

Issa Red Lace Open Back Maxi Dress

This Issa dress is a confection of red lace and a dazzling full length evening gown. Fitted to the bodice with a flowing skirt, the dress is fully lined to the body and skirt in pure silk, leaving sheer lace sleeves, back and upper chest detail. The back is open, but there is a button and loop fastening to the back of the neck. The dress fastens with a concealed side zip fastening.

The dress fits true to size.

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

Fabric and care: 92% polyamide, 8% viscose; lining 100% silk; dry clean only

If you are after a signature dress for an upcoming social occasion, serious consideration should be given to this devastatingly attractive floor length gown from Issa. Likely to find itself in the wardrobes of royalty (and royalty’s sister), this dress definitely has A lister glamour in abundance. Complete the look with a black clutch (the model has Acne’s Shiloh) and a pair of towering heels.

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Coast Cecily Maxi Dress

Coast Cecily Maxi Dress

Coast Cecily Maxi Dress

The Coast Cecily Maxi Dress is a long black sleeveless dress with a v-neck at the front and gorgeous lace detail to the shoulders and back. There is twist detail and ruching to the bodice and pleating to the front of the skirt. This dress has a concealed side zip fastening.

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

Fabric and care: 25% polyamide, 67% acetate,8% Elastane, dry clean only.

Style note: This is an elegant dress with unique lace back detail. Complete the look with the Coast Rachelle Fauz Fur Shrug and the Stella Clutch.

UK based, shipping is available worldwide.