There are certain runway trends that are difficult to recreate on a budget, and delicate embroidered and embellished long-sleeved dresses like those from Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana definitely fall into that camp. Luckily, Next has answered our Christmas wish with a party dress that could easily pass for designer. It has all the feminine elements of some of our favourite high-end looks, including embroidered flowers and butterflies, mesh sleeves, and frills at the shoulder, but it comes in at under £100. At £95, it's still an investment for most of us, but judging by how popular this silhouette has been over the last few years, we see this look going nowhere fast. Team it with opaque tights and velvet shoes for the festive party season, then add red accessories and bare legs to take it into the warmer months.
If your friends ask, you got it from this little independent boutique you stumbled across one day, and you just can't remember the name of the designer!