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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fit and Flare Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Silk Fit and Flare Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fit and Flare Dress in Red and Burgundy

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Fit and Flare Dress is a two tone dress in red and burgundy. It has a shirt style pointed collar, long sleeves and falls to about knee length, depending on your height.

There is ruched detail to the neckline and the dress has a popper and hook and eye fastening to the back of the neck.

The dress fits large to size so you may want to size down – the model in the photo is a standard UK size 6-8 and is she wearing a size US 2.

It is available in sizes US 0 (UK 4), US 2 (UK 6), US 4 (UK 8), US 6 (UK 10), US 8 (UK 12), US 10 (UK 14) and US 12 (UK 16)

Material: 82% triacetate, 18% polyester; dry clean only.

This is a demure and ladylike dress, yet nevertheless a standout style in the cleverly combined red and burgundy colours. It’s a dress for the professional city girl who means business and is very smart. The model in the photo has completed the look with the 3.1 Phillip Lim red Pashli messenger bag and the Diane Von Furstenberg Anette courts.

UK based, worldwide shipping is available.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lily Lace Floral Dress Marc by Marc Jacobs Lily Lace Floral Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lily Lace Floral Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lily Lace Floral Dress

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Lily Lace Floral Dress is a black and white dress with short sleeves and a round neck. It falls to above the knee. The dress is an empire line with a concealed zip fastening at the back. The dress is sheer but the body has a black slip lining. The neckline, sleeves and hemline are trimmed in a black, silk blend fabric.

The dress fits large to size so you may want to size down – the model in the photo is a standard UK size 6-8 and is she wearing a size US 2.

It is available in sizes US 0 (UK 4), US 2 (UK 6), US 4 (UK 8), US 6 (UK 10), US 8 (UK 12), US 10 (UK 14) and US 12 (UK 16)

Material: 68% rayon, 32% rayon; lining 100% polyester; trim 57% silk, 43% cotton; dry cleane only.

This pretty floral black and white dress has more than a hint of a sixties vibe. It’s a cute, girly and feminine style which would look good teamed with lavish jewellery and high heels. The model has completed the look with the Smythson violet Cooper tote and the Acne silver court shoes.

UK based, worldwide shipping is available.

AllSaints Prayer Dress

AllSaints Prayer Dress

AllSaints Prayer Dress in White

The AllSaints Prayer Dress is a pure cotton sun dress with self tie skinny shoulder straps, with elasticated smocking to the chest which has been created to be supportive.

The dress takes its inspiration from Victorian vintage dresses and the skirt features horizontal pintuck detail with lace detail around the hemline.

The dress has an empire line.

It is available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.

Material: 100% cotton

Style note: Ideal for hot summer days, you’ll feel as cool as a cucumber in this dress, whilst still looking stylish. Complete the look with the AllSaints Kai Zip Sandals in white and the Shibori Bag for the perfect holiday ensemble.

UK based, free UK delivery, worldwide delivery available.

M Missoni Wave Knit V Neck Dress

M Missoni Wave Knit V Neck Dress

M Missoni Wave Knit V Neck Dress in Cerise Pink

The M Missoni Wave Knit V Neck Dress is a wool blend cerise pink above the knee dress, which has a v neck and cap sleeves. The dress has an empire line with a wider, peaked waistband at the front and a skirt which has a scalloped edge to the hemline.

The fabric has the M Missoni signature wave knitted pattern which is seen in a number of their designs, and the dress comes complete with an intergrated nude slip lining.

The model is wearing a size 8, which is the equivalent of an IT 40, and the dress fits true to size.

Available in sizes IT 40 (UK 8), IT 42 (UK 10), IT 44 (UK 12), IT 46 (UK 14) and IT 48 (UK 16).

Fabric and Care: 50% viscose, 59% fleece wool; lining 100% polyester; dry clean only.

Style note: M Missoni always make desirable knit dresses and this year’s cerise wave knit is no exception. Perfect for both an and off duty occasions, complete the model has completed the look with the DKNY Mauve clutch and the matching pink Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Suede Platform Sandals.

UK based, global shipping available.

AllSaints Ikat Maxi Dress

AllSaints Ikat Maxi Dress

AllSaints Ikat Maxi Dress

The AllSaints Ikat Maxi Dress is a strappy pure cotton maxi dress with raw edged panels of cotton making up the skirt, with gathering which adds volume. The top of the dress has adjustable self tie skinny straps.

The dress is an empire line with an uneven tiered skirt.

This dress has an all over print pattern in muted shades of taupe, stone, pink, beige and grey, inspired by authentically sourced vintage  Ikat  weaves from India.

Available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.

Material: 100% cotton

Style note: This is a relaxed and easy to wear style, that would be suited to taking on holiday for balmy evenings watching the sunset. Complete the look with a pair of gladiator sandals and an oversized straw tote.

UK based, free UK delivery, worldwide delivery available.

Love Moschino Floral Shift Dress

Love Moschino Floral Shift Dress

The Love Moschino Floral Shift Dress is a scoop neck, above the knee mini dress with an all over floral print with poppies, daisies and other wild flowers in shades of mainly red, green and blue.

The dress, made from a cotton mix fabric, is sleeveless with two concealed pockets in the seam and a hidden side zip fastening. It is an empire line shape.

This dress is available in sizes IT 40 (UK 8), IT 42 (UK 10),  IT 44 (UK 12)  and IT 46 (UK 14) and fits true to size.

Fabric and Care: 66% viscose, 34% cotton; delicate machine wash.

Style note: Floral prints are set to be big news for the Spring Summer 2012 season and this pretty dress from Love Moschino is perfect for day to evening wear. Team it with a pair of nude heeled courts shoes such as Sam Edelman’s nude Niland platforms and a bag to match one of the colours of the dress – try the Marc by Marc Jacobs “Take Me” tote in green.

UK based, worldwide delivery is available.

Max Studio Flutter Sleeve Dress

Max Studio Flutter Sleeve Dress in Green

This Max Studio Flutter Sleeve Dress is a pure silk above the knee dress with an abstract square design in green and grey. The dress has a v neck and cap flutter sleeves with silk embellished detail to the shoulders, and the silk fabric has a crinkle texture.

It is an empire line and all over shirring.

The dress is fully lined and fits true to size.

Available in sizes XS (UK 8), S (UK 10), M (UK 12) and L (UK 14).

Fabric and Care: 100% silk; dry clean only.

Style note: This dress has a feeling of romance to it, and it is a flattering style with the empire line and sexy v neck.  It is a trans seasonal dress, and ideal for partying at any time of the year. The neckline lends itself to a statement necklace or pendant; simply complete the look with a pair of neutral heels, I’m rather taken with the Max Studio high heel pumps in camel (style: Adelle).

UK based, international shipping is available.

Phase Eight Bess Dress

Phase Eight Bess Button Back Dress in Navy

The Phase Eight Bess Dress is a navy, v neck dress with long sleeeves and cuffs which have a gold button fastening. There are also seven gold buttons down the back of the dress. The waistband is high at the front, ruched and gathered to the centre, becoming  a self tie fabric belt at the back. The bodice is pleated to the high waistband and the skirt is also pleated. The dress is empire line and lined.

It is available in UK sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18

Fabric and care: 100% viscose; lining 100% polyester; handwash or dry clean.

Style note: This is a smart dress that could become a staple in your work wear wardrobe this season. Team it with dark boots and an oversized tote or briefcase. The gold buttons down the back suggest other gold accessories – try adding a gold chain or pendant around the neck and a pair of gold earrings for a more polished look.

UK based, delivery to the UK and The Channel Islands only.

Coast Calandra One Shoulder Maxi Dress

Coast Calandra One Shoulder Maxi Dress in Scarlet

The Coast Calandra One Shoulder Maxi Dress is a floor length silk georgette gown. The dress has one shoulder with a self tie bow over the top of the shoulder. There is ruching to the shoulder strap and waistband and the dress has an empire line. There is contrast silk satin to the bodice. The skirt is made from silk layers of differing lengths at the front for movement and volume.

The dress has a concealed side zip fastening.

It is available in UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.


Fabric and Care:
100% silk georgette; dry clean only.

Style Code: 2213145088

Style note: This gorgeous long silk gown is flattering to the figure and has a feminine silhouette. The rich silk layers of material give the dress a feeling of extravagance and it really is rather regal in appearance, so perfect for red carpet events, weddings, balls and black tie dinners.  Simply complete the look with a pair of high heeled strappy sandals and a matching clutch – Coast’s crystal clutch is divine and it will go with all your evening dresses too.

UK based, UK delivery is £2.99, UK returns are free.
Delivery is available to these countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Eire), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and United States.

Phase Eight Fiore Print Maxi Dress

Phase Eight Fiore Print Maxi Dress in Silk

The Phase Eight Fiore Print Maxi Dress is a long, sleeveless, strappy dress. The straps are adjustable and the dress ties in bow at the back at chest height.

Made from pure silk, the dress has an all over floral design in shades of taupe, beige, pink, purple and red.

The dress has an empire line with gathering and frill detail under the bust. The dress has a ruffle frill tiered hem

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

Fabric and care: 100% silk, lining 95% viscose, 5% elastane; hand wash or dry clean.

Style note: This is a pretty and feminine dress which makes the transition from day wear to evening wear with aplomb. During the day, team it with gladiator sandals and a floppy straw hat for walks around tropical markets and visits to beach side cafes. For the evening, team the dress with a pair of wedge heels and a neat clutch for a more glamorous look.

UK based, delivery to the UK and The Channel Islands only.

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