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      When Maxi Dresses Go Wrong

      The maxi dress. It’s a summer staple for many people: throw one on with a pair of sandals and a floppy sunhat, and you’re all set for a day by the pool, a trip to the beach, a leisurely day’s sightseeing… you can fill in the rest of this list…

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      Would you wear… Peacocks’ £1.99 lace dress?

      Last week, UK fashion chain Peacocks rather cleverly managed to drum up some publicity for themselves by selling a dress for the bargain price of just £1.99 – about $3.30, for those of you in the U.S. The dress is shown above: it was a little lace number, available in…

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      Dress of the Day has moved!

      ASOS pleated cami dress, £38 You might have noticed that our Dress of the Day column has been more like “Dress of the Every So Often” lately. It’s not that we haven’t been spotting dresses we love: far from it, in fact –  the current spring/summer collections have provided us…

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      DOTD | Boden ‘Nancy’ dress in blue Riviera print

      Boden Nancy dress,£89 We realise Boden’s ‘Nancy’ dress isn’t exactly appropriate for the current climate here in the frozen north, but that’s OK: this dress is part of the Boden summer preview, and although you CAN pre-order it now (And if you like it, you probably should, because we don’t…

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      DOTD | Coast mesh ‘Alberta’ dress

      Coast ‘Alberta’ dress, £135 We have so much love for Coast’s current collection that we could have picked any number of dresses as our Dress of the Day. No, seriously. We’ve picked this ‘Alberta’ dress for a few reasons. One is simply that we love mint green/aqua, and we don’t…

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      DOTD | F&F Oval Spot Print Prom Dress

      F&F Oval Spot Print Prom Dress, £35 Over the past few weeks, we’ve become big fans of Tesco’s F&F range. The prices are low – as you’d probably expect from a supermarket brand – but the quality is high: or, at least, it has been in our experience. We wouldn’t,…

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      Dress of the Day | Forever Unique Structured Dress with Bow

      Forever Unique Structured Dress With Bow, £250 It’s been a while since our last Dress of the Day post, which means we should probably think about re-naming it “Dress of the Every-Few-Months” or “Dress of the Whenever-We-Feel-Like-It-Really”. That doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, though, so, in a…

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      The Ugliest Dresses of 2013

      Each year, as December comes to a close, The Fashion Police like to take a look back through the case files, and round up some of the worst fashion crimes of the year just gone. This year, we’re starting off with a look at the dress section of our jailhouse,…

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      Spaghetti straps over t-shirts: the 90s revived

      We haven’t said much about the 90s-revival that’s been going on in fashion for a while now: mostly because we were hoping that if we ignored it for long enough, it would simply go away. Well, it didn’t go away. And now the stores are full of items of clothing…

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      TFP’s Ultimate Party Dresses Roundup

      Today is the last day on which you’ll be able to order something online and have it delivered before Christmas (for many retailers, at least: there are a few who’re offering express delivery later in the week!), so if you’re still looking for party dresses for Christmas day, New Year’s…

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      Five party dresses under £25

      pink strapless prom dress, £20; oriental print dress, £18; silver jacquard dress, £20; red crepe dress, £18 A £20 party dress, which you can pick up at the supermarket, and pay for along with the rest of your groceries? It doesn’t exactly SOUND like the most stylish solution to a Christmas…

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      Dress of the Day | Oasis winter butterfly shift dress

      Oasis winter butterfly dress, £55 Summer prints on winter dresses has been something of a theme this year. You’ve probably heard the term “winter floral” (It refers to floral prints… which you wear in winter. Because OF COURSE…) being bandied around, and now Oasis have continued in the same general…

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      DOTD | Lela Rose floral print satin dress

      Lela Rose floral print satin dress, £1,440 Floral print is intrinsically connected to spring and summer fashion, for many of us, but there’s really no reason why that should always be the case: there’s no “rule” we can think of preventing the wearing of florals in autumn and winter, and…

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      Dress of the Dayy | Louche Jacqui Jacquard Dress

      Louche Jacqui Jacquard Dress, £79 We spoke about Louche earlier todayin our post about colourful winter coats, but we make no apologies for featuring the brand again, because, as we noted in the previous article, they’re a great choice if you’re looking for something just a little bit different from…

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      Nina Ricci silk bird-print dress

      Nina Ricci bird-print dress, £760 There are those who’d say that bird-print (and specifically swallow-print) has had its day, and is now well and truly played-out, but fashion designers don’t seem to have got that particular memo yet, so they’re still continuing to churn out bird-print dresses: probably because plenty…

      Dress of the Day | Zara fitted checked dress

      Zara fitted checked dress, £59.99 Last winter, Zara released a grey checked pencil dress which was very similar to this one, but with a slightly higher neckline. Your Chief of Police bought it, loved it, and is looking forward to getting lots of use out of it this autumn too…