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Dresses to invest in

Tue 23 Nov 2010

Dresses to invest in

Lipsy dresses

Christmas dos offer the perfect excuse to invest in a couple of new dresses, but shop smartly now and you could be wearing your new party-perfect pieces well into next year.

We take a peek at the looks that are going to be big for s/s11 to help you pick the dresses worth investing in.

Animal print

Christopher Bailey paired slinky leopard print party dresses with tough biker jackets for Burberry Prorsum's s/s11 shows - the perfect way to keep your wild-side alive when it's too warm to wear your favourite leopard faux fur coat.

Invest in Pixie's favourite lace panel animal print shift dress or the super-sexy animal print ruched dress.

Lace detailing

While Christopher Kane and Erdem brightened up lace for s/s11 with neon brights, red and whites, black dresses with lace detailing are still very much in abundance in next year's hottest collections, with Karl Lagerfeld just one of the major fashion forces championing the dramatic look.

Invest in the Lipsy lace panelled dress, Pixie lace top smock dress or the Pixie low-back lace dress - backless dresses only add to the drama of this look.

1960s shifts

1960s styles are huge at the moment and will remain equally influential in 2011. Follow in the footsteps of Alexa Chung and create cute outfits with shift dresses, Peter Pan collars and Mary Janes - the perfect look to take you from day to night.

Invest in the bow detail shift or the beaded bow neckline shift for versatile style.

Maxi dresses

Long dresses of the floaty and floral variety brought the 1970s boho look to the catwalks of D&G, Matthew Williamson and Erdem at s/s11 Fashion Weeks. Column dresses in minimal black and neutrals will also form the basis of on-trend looks well into next season.

Invest in the VIP printed beaded maxi dress, the perfect affordable alternative to designer dresses, or the elegant cross-over bust embellished or one shoulder beaded maxis.

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