You may have seen Kate Winslet not so long ago, sporting a rather gorgeous figure hugging and enhancing dress that gave the illusion of smaller curves in all the right places. Kate loves them so much that she has now worn two of the designs, created by Stella McCartney, a cream one to the Cannes film festival and a red one to Carnage. Other celebrity fans of this type of dress include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who wore an M&S illusion dress, Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian is hardly ever seen out of them. So what’s to love? Well, just look at Kate et al! The dress can draw in a shapelier body but also create curves on a skinny type, it must be magic! Soon there’ll be all you can eat dresses, which, no matter how much you consume, will still hold you in and yet not feel like your stomach is being pushed mercilessly against your back. We can but wish. For now, here are some fabulous illusion dresses available online and in the High Street. But watch out before Ms Winslet gets her sticky fingers on them!
Lipsy Textured Silhouette Dress – £45.00
For a figure hugging style thats great for day to evening, this contrast bodycon style is perfect. Features sweetheart neckline, wearing length 90cm. Materials are: 73% Polyester 24% Viscose 3% Elastane. Available in sizes 6 to 18. Buy from Lipsy.
ASOS Strapless Dress in Stripe – £18.00
Stripe dress by ASOS Collection. Featuring a contrast striped main with inverted panelling to the sides and a strapless bandeau neckline. Designed with a bodycon fit and a mini cut length. Directional, exciting and diverse the ASOS Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration, our London based Design Team is inspired by fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season. Buy from Asos.
River Island Chain Print Bodycon Dress – was £25.00 – NOW £17.50
Chain print dress by River Island. Crafted in a cotton rich, stretch jersey fabric. Featuring a rounded, neckline, a chain print with block side panels and sleeveless styling with a low scooped back. Designed with a bodycon fit and a mini length. River Island brings us an eclectic collection of fashion forward styles. Look out for vibrantly printed party dresses, feminine detailing, statement jackets and a covetable range of denim including skinny cut jeans and cute denim shorts, which sits alongside their directional footwear and swimwear range. Buy from River Island.
Lipsy Tribal Bodycon Dress – £55.00
Bodycon mini dress by Lipsy. Crafted in a stretch jersey fabric. Featuring a bold, vibrant floral tribal print to the front and back, a high round neckline, cut-in detailing to the shoulders, plain contrast panelling to the sides, and racer back styling to the reverse. Designed with a form-fitting mini cut. Renowned for their statement party dresses, London fashion brand Lipsy channel a young, fun vibe in their partywear and jewellery collections. Dedicated to delivering fashion forward styles; look out for structured cuts, bold prints and heavy embellishment, with some lines exclusive to ASOS. Buy from Asos.
ASOS Knitted Bodycon Dress In Colour Block – was £40.00 – NOW £24.00
Knitted dress by ASOS Collection. Featuring a fine ribbed finish with a round neckline, raglan style 3/4 length sleeves with a contrast trim, and a panelled colour block design to the main. Designed with a mini cut length. Directional, exciting and diverse the ASOS Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration, our London based Design Team is inspired by fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season. Buy from Asos.
Motel Sherry Dress with Colour Block Panels – was £42.00 – NOW £23.00
Colourblock dress by Motel. Crafted from stretch fit fabric. Featuring a scoop neckline and a deep scoop back, with a mesh panel to the front, with a sweetheart overlay, and wide colour blocked stripes to the body. Inspired by vintage prints and cuts, Motel are renowned for creating well-crafted pieces in an eclectic mix of designs. Embracing the feminine silhouette; look out for statement party dresses in bold prints, with heavy embellishment and feminine detailing. Buy from Asos.