Contrast illusion Panel Dresses

Dresses with black lines and contrasting colours at the waist produce a shapely figure and work well for all sizes. These new designs can create shape on a slim body and flatter a curvy body too. Petite dresses with panels or vertical lines can also give the appearance of height on a smaller frame. Buying plus size outfits with dark panels and cut-outs at the side make the contour of the body appear much slimmer. A splash of colour also has a part to play in the art of illusion and can enhance the silhouette in the most flattering of ways.

Mother of the Bride Dresses – JerseyShiftLBD – Maxi & Midi Dresses

Illusion Colourblock Dresses

Winifred Midi Dress Green Women Boden, Green

Winifred Midi Dress Green Women Boden, Green

Boden

was: £280.00

£252.00

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Gina Bacconi Ella Contrast Lace Dress

Gina Bacconi Ella Contrast Lace Dress

John Lewis

 

£300.00

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Winser London Miracle Flared Dress

Winser London Miracle Flared Dress

John Lewis

 

£139.00

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Gina Bacconi Ella Contrast Lace Dress

Gina Bacconi Ella Contrast Lace Dress

John Lewis

 

£300.00

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Gina Bacconi Valerie Contrast Lace Dress, Black/White

Gina Bacconi Valerie Contrast Lace Dress, Black/White

John Lewis

 

£350.00

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Winser London Miracle Flared Dress

Winser London Miracle Flared Dress

John Lewis

 

£139.00

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Damsel in a dress Colourblock Maxi Dress, Navy/Ivory

Damsel in a dress Colourblock Maxi Dress, Navy/Ivory

John Lewis

was: £99.00

£79.00

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Joseph Ribkoff White Floral Print Dress

Joseph Ribkoff White Floral Print Dress

Chesca

 

£230.00

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Damsel in a dress Neko Colourblock Dress, Ivory/Navy/Pink

Damsel in a dress Neko Colourblock Dress, Ivory/Navy/Pink

John Lewis

was: £110.00

£79.00

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Satin Halterneck Pencil Dress

Satin Halterneck Pencil Dress

Karen Millen

was: £199.00

£75.00

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Cornelia Tapework Dress

Cornelia Tapework Dress

Phase Eight

was: £189.00

£130.00

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Vento Maro Colour block midi dress

Vento Maro Colour block midi dress

Navabi

 

£72.99

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Vento Maro Colour block midi dress

Vento Maro Colour block midi dress

Navabi

 

£72.99

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Gina Bacconi Zoe Contrast Panel Dress

Gina Bacconi Zoe Contrast Panel Dress

John Lewis

 

£230.00

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Cora Colour Block Dress

Cora Colour Block Dress

Phase Eight

was: £89.00

£49.00

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Colour Block Shift Dress

Colour Block Shift Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Adrianna Papell Colour Block Sheath Dress, Black/Green

Adrianna Papell Colour Block Sheath Dress, Black/Green

John Lewis

 

£110.00

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Ted Baker Colour-block tunic dress Mid Blue

Ted Baker Colour-block tunic dress Mid Blue

Ted Baker

 

£169.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Navy Silver Detail Stud Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Navy Silver Detail Stud Dress

Chesca

 

£250.00

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Summer Stripe Dress

Summer Stripe Dress

Hobbs Ltd

was: £129.00

£64.00

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Gina Bacconi Rebecca Contrast Beaded Dress, Monochrome

Gina Bacconi Rebecca Contrast Beaded Dress, Monochrome

John Lewis

 

£320.00

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Olivia Wool Dress Blue Women Boden, Blue

Olivia Wool Dress Blue Women Boden, Blue

Boden

was: £140.00

£126.00

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Honey Shift Dress

Honey Shift Dress

Hobbs Ltd

was: £129.00

£79.00

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Plunge Contrast Pencil Dress

Plunge Contrast Pencil Dress

Karen Millen

was: £199.00

£95.00

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Damsel in a dress Canter Dress, Multi

Damsel in a dress Canter Dress, Multi

John Lewis

was: £89.00

£75.00

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Gina Bacconi Janet Contrast Panel Dress, Black/Ivory

Gina Bacconi Janet Contrast Panel Dress, Black/Ivory

John Lewis

 

£230.00

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M&S Collection Colour Block Asymmetric Midi Dress

M&S Collection Colour Block Asymmetric Midi Dress

Marks and Spencer

 

£49.50

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Ted Baker Colour-block shift dress Ivory

Ted Baker Colour-block shift dress Ivory

Ted Baker

 

£159.00

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Betty Barclay Lace Dress, Black/White

Betty Barclay Lace Dress, Black/White

John Lewis

 

£140.00

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Natasha Dress

Natasha Dress

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£89.00

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Damsel in a dress Hide Print Dress, Ivory/Black

Damsel in a dress Hide Print Dress, Ivory/Black

John Lewis

was: £79.00

£69.00

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Ted Baker Double breasted tux dress Black

Ted Baker Double breasted tux dress Black

Ted Baker

was: £159.00

£99.00

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Contrast Panel Dress

Contrast Panel Dress

Karen Millen

was: £199.00

£130.00

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Florence Dress

Florence Dress

Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£109.00

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Winser London Crepe Jersey Colour Block Shift Dress

Winser London Crepe Jersey Colour Block Shift Dress

John Lewis

 

£139.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black And White Abstract Print Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Black And White Abstract Print Dress

Chesca

 

£250.00

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Colour Block Becca Dress

Colour Block Becca Dress

Phase Eight

was: £89.00

£65.00

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Ted Baker Ivara Striped Dress, Navy

Ted Baker Ivara Striped Dress, Navy

John Lewis

 

£169.00

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Lucinder Dress

Lucinder Dress

Phase Eight

was: £145.00

£43.50

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Joyce Shirt Dress

Joyce Shirt Dress

Hobbs Ltd

was: £139.00

£59.00

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Ted Baker Colour-block shift dress Maroon

Ted Baker Colour-block shift dress Maroon

Ted Baker

was: £159.00

£99.00

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Gina Bacconi Zoe Contrast Panel Dress

Gina Bacconi Zoe Contrast Panel Dress

John Lewis

 

£230.00

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Contrast Panel Dress

Contrast Panel Dress

Roman Originals

 

£60.00

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Online Exclusive Tapework Floral Dress

Online Exclusive Tapework Floral Dress

Roman Originals

was: £65.00

£35.00

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Maria Dress Multi Women Boden, Multi

Maria Dress Multi Women Boden, Multi

Boden

was: £130.00

£39.00

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Winser London Crochet Trim Dress

Winser London Crochet Trim Dress

John Lewis

was: £165.00

£99.00

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Ted Baker V-neck embellished dip hem dress Dark Blue

Ted Baker V-neck embellished dip hem dress Dark Blue

Ted Baker

 

£499.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Petite Madrid Stripe Dress, Blue

Fenn Wright Manson Petite Madrid Stripe Dress, Blue

John Lewis

was: £74.00

£44.00

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Gina Bacconi Michaela Satin Stripe Maxi Dress

Gina Bacconi Michaela Satin Stripe Maxi Dress

John Lewis

 

£250.00

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Studio 8 Colour block dress

Studio 8 Colour block dress

Navabi

 

£111.99

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Winser London Miracle Colour Block Jersey Dress

Winser London Miracle Colour Block Jersey Dress

John Lewis

 

£150.00

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Ted Baker Colour By Numbers Lantan Colour Block Tunic Dress, Green

Ted Baker Colour By Numbers Lantan Colour Block Tunic Dress, Green

John Lewis

 

£149.00

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Ted Baker Pleated neck tie dress Black

Ted Baker Pleated neck tie dress Black

Ted Baker

 

£189.00

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Contrast Tapework and Lace Dress

Contrast Tapework and Lace Dress

Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£25.00

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Cheyenne Dress

Cheyenne Dress

Hobbs Ltd

was: £110.00

£74.00

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Winser London Crepe Jersey Colour Block Shift Dress

Winser London Crepe Jersey Colour Block Shift Dress

John Lewis

 

£139.00

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Crepe And Drape Pencil Dress

Crepe And Drape Pencil Dress

Karen Millen

was: £199.00

£75.00

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Ted Baker Twist neck belted pencil dress Black

Ted Baker Twist neck belted pencil dress Black

Ted Baker

 

£169.00

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Winser London Crepe Jersey Colour Block Shift Dress, Rich Berry/Black

Winser London Crepe Jersey Colour Block Shift Dress, Rich Berry/Black

John Lewis

 

£165.00

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M&S Collection Colour Block Short Sleeve Shift Midi Dress

M&S Collection Colour Block Short Sleeve Shift Midi Dress

Marks and Spencer

 

£45.00

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Frill Dress

Frill Dress

Karen Millen

was: £199.00

£95.00

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Michaela Louisa White and Navy Cowl Neck Jersey Dress

Michaela Louisa White and Navy Cowl Neck Jersey Dress

Chesca

 

£60.00

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M&S Collection Colour Block Bodycon Midi Dress

M&S Collection Colour Block Bodycon Midi Dress

Marks and Spencer

 

£35.00

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Gina Bacconi Octavia Jacquard Maxi Dress, Red/Black

Gina Bacconi Octavia Jacquard Maxi Dress, Red/Black

John Lewis

 

£240.00

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Navy/Ivory Bodice Scallop Layered Lace Dress

Navy/Ivory Bodice Scallop Layered Lace Dress

Chesca

 

£185.00

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Tapework Embroidered Lace Dress

Tapework Embroidered Lace Dress

Roman Originals

 

£65.00

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Statement Contrast Ponte Dress

Statement Contrast Ponte Dress

Roman Originals

was: £35.00

£30.00

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Beatrice Dress

Beatrice Dress

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£74.00

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Contrast Tapework and Lace Dress

Contrast Tapework and Lace Dress

Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£30.00

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Winser London Grace Miracle Dress

Winser London Grace Miracle Dress

John Lewis

 

£150.00

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Winser London Miracle Colour Block Shift Dress

Winser London Miracle Colour Block Shift Dress

John Lewis

was: £69.00

£49.00

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Narrow Stripe Jersey Midi Dres

Narrow Stripe Jersey Midi Dres

Karen Millen

 

£160.00

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French Connection Manhattan Colourblock Dress, Royal Scarlet/Black

French Connection Manhattan Colourblock Dress, Royal Scarlet/Black

John Lewis

was: £90.00

£48.00

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Colour Block Fit and Flare Dress

Colour Block Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Studio 8 Gabriella Colour Block Dress, Multi

Studio 8 Gabriella Colour Block Dress, Multi

John Lewis

was: £99.00

£75.00

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Candice Dress

Candice Dress

Phase Eight

was: £150.00

£45.00

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Winser London Miracle Colour Block Jersey Dress

Winser London Miracle Colour Block Jersey Dress

John Lewis

 

£150.00

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Petite Stripe Metallic Dress

Petite Stripe Metallic Dress

Precis Petite

was: £119.00

£79.00

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Paper Dolls Panel Bodycon Dress With Belt, Bright Multi

Paper Dolls Panel Bodycon Dress With Belt, Bright Multi

Evans Clothing

was: £58.00

£43.50

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Gina Bacconi Michaela Satin Stripe Maxi Dress

Gina Bacconi Michaela Satin Stripe Maxi Dress

John Lewis

 

£250.00

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Roman Originals Women's Contrast Panel Dress

Roman Originals Women's Contrast Panel Dress

Amazon

 

£60.00

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Contrast Tapework Dress

Contrast Tapework Dress

Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£35.00

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M&S Collection Checked Short Sleeve Shift Midi Dress

M&S Collection Checked Short Sleeve Shift Midi Dress

Marks and Spencer

 

£45.00

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French Connection Manhattan Colourblock Dress

French Connection Manhattan Colourblock Dress

John Lewis

was: £70.00

£35.00

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Karen Millen The Essentials Tailored Dress

Karen Millen The Essentials Tailored Dress

John Lewis

was: £199.00

£130.00

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Apart Colour block chiffon maxi dress

Apart Colour block chiffon maxi dress

Navabi

 

£100.99

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Gina Bacconi Contrast Panel Moss Crepe Dress, Black/Chalk

Gina Bacconi Contrast Panel Moss Crepe Dress, Black/Chalk

John Lewis

was: £154.00

£110.00

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Wide Stripe Jersey Midi Dress

Wide Stripe Jersey Midi Dress

Karen Millen

was: £160.00

£99.00

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Tapework Floral Dress

Tapework Floral Dress

Roman Originals

was: £65.00

£30.00

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Grey/Ivory Bodice Scallop Layered Lace Dress Pre order (Delivery due - Mid April)

Grey/Ivory Bodice Scallop Layered Lace Dress Pre order (Delivery due - Mid April)

Chesca

 

£185.00

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Grey/Ivory Bodice Scallop Layered Lace Dress

Grey/Ivory Bodice Scallop Layered Lace Dress

Chesca

 

£185.00

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Adrianna Papell Jersey Organza Stripe High-Low Dress, Navy/Ivory/Pink

Adrianna Papell Jersey Organza Stripe High-Low Dress, Navy/Ivory/Pink

John Lewis

 

£190.00

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Domina Silky Jersey Print Dress

Domina Silky Jersey Print Dress

Chesca

 

£140.00

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Blanche Colourblock Dress

Blanche Colourblock Dress

Phase Eight

was: £110.00

£55.00

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Petite Jojo Stripe Dress

Petite Jojo Stripe Dress

Precis Petite

 

£99.00

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Celeste Tapework Dress

Celeste Tapework Dress

Phase Eight

was: £199.00

£99.00

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Tonya Soft Colour Block Dress

Tonya Soft Colour Block Dress

Coast

 

£39.00

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Elaina Peplum Dress

Elaina Peplum Dress

Phase Eight

was: £150.00

£45.00

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Jacques Vert Women's Panel Layers Shift Dress

Jacques Vert Women's Panel Layers Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£169.00

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Brush Stroke Dress

Brush Stroke Dress

Phase Eight

was: £160.00

£64.00

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Roman Originals Women's Floral Tapework Lace Shift Dress

Roman Originals Women's Floral Tapework Lace Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£30.00

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Jill Jill Stuart Illusion crop top gown in colour block, Pink

Jill Jill Stuart Illusion crop top gown in colour block, Pink

House of Fraser

was: £250.00

£125.00

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Ted Baker Striped jaquard tunic dress Navy

Ted Baker Striped jaquard tunic dress Navy

Ted Baker

 

£169.00

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Chelle Colour Block Dress

Chelle Colour Block Dress

Phase Eight

was: £99.00

£79.00

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Jill Jill Stuart Colour block maxi crepe V neck dress, Multi-Coloured

Jill Jill Stuart Colour block maxi crepe V neck dress, Multi-Coloured

House of Fraser

was: £300.00

£150.00

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Betty Barclay Striped Satin Shift Dress

Betty Barclay Striped Satin Shift Dress

John Lewis

 

£60.00

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Contrast Tapework Dress

Contrast Tapework Dress

Roman Originals

was: £70.00

£50.00

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Lace and Pleat Dress

Lace and Pleat Dress

Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£15.00

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Lost Ink Curve Colour Block Dress With Pleated Skirt

Lost Ink Curve Colour Block Dress With Pleated Skirt

very.co.uk

was: £48.00

£24.00

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Winser London Grace Miracle Dress

Winser London Grace Miracle Dress

John Lewis

 

£150.00

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Marella Filato panelled long sleeve dress, Black

Marella Filato panelled long sleeve dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£198.00

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Manon Baptiste Two tone lace dress

Manon Baptiste Two tone lace dress

Navabi

 

£111.99

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Carly Weave Dress

Carly Weave Dress

Phase Eight

was: £140.00

£56.00

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Manon Baptiste Colour block ponte dress

Manon Baptiste Colour block ponte dress

Navabi

 

£128.99

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Hanan Lace Dress

Hanan Lace Dress

Phase Eight

was: £120.00

£60.00

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Ivory & Black Abstract Swirl Stripe Ombre Border Chiffon Dress

Ivory & Black Abstract Swirl Stripe Ombre Border Chiffon Dress

Chesca

 

£95.00

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Contrast Tapework Dress

Contrast Tapework Dress

Roman Originals

was: £65.00

£30.00

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Navy/Ivory Bodice Scallop Layered Lace Dress - Pre Order (Delivery due - Mid April)

Navy/Ivory Bodice Scallop Layered Lace Dress - Pre Order (Delivery due - Mid April)

Chesca

 

£185.00

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ASOS Pleated Plunge Colourblock Maxi Dress - Multi

ASOS Pleated Plunge Colourblock Maxi Dress - Multi

ASOS

was: £58.00

£40.50

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Ted Baker Kensington Floral bodycon dress Black

Ted Baker Kensington Floral bodycon dress Black

Ted Baker

 

£170.00

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Augusta Shift Dress

Augusta Shift Dress

Hobbs Ltd

was: £249.00

£159.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black Floral Print Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Black Floral Print Dress

Chesca

 

£225.00

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Coast Women's Marianne Dress

Coast Women's Marianne Dress

Amazon

 

£159.00

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Betty Barclay Striped Satin Shift Dress

Betty Barclay Striped Satin Shift Dress

John Lewis

was: £150.00

£60.00

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ASOS PETITE Pleated Colour Block Dress - Multi

ASOS PETITE Pleated Colour Block Dress - Multi

ASOS

was: £55.00

£27.50

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Roman Originals Women's Colour Block Shift Dress

Roman Originals Women's Colour Block Shift Dress

Amazon

 

£40.00

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Lace-Up Colour-Block Wool And Cashmere-Blend Midi Dress

Lace-Up Colour-Block Wool And Cashmere-Blend Midi Dress

The Modist

 

£980.00

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Silk-Chiffon Tunic Dress

Silk-Chiffon Tunic Dress

The Modist

 

£465.00

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Kin by John Lewis Colour Block Pleat Dress, Multi

Kin by John Lewis Colour Block Pleat Dress, Multi

John Lewis

was: £129.00

£64.00

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Winser London Grace Miracle Dress

Winser London Grace Miracle Dress

John Lewis

 

£150.00

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Zoe Block Heel Sandal

Zoe Block Heel Sandal

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Mink Blocked Clutch Bag

Mink Blocked Clutch Bag

Mint Velvet

 

£79.00

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Ted Baker Colour-block detail heeled sandals Khaki

Ted Baker Colour-block detail heeled sandals Khaki

Ted Baker

 

£130.00

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Ted Baker Colour-block detail heeled sandals Grey

Ted Baker Colour-block detail heeled sandals Grey

Ted Baker

 

£130.00

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Ara Black/Beige G Fit Buckle Pump

Ara Black/Beige G Fit Buckle Pump

Chesca

 

£59.00

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Ara Nude/Cream G Fit Buckle Pump

Ara Nude/Cream G Fit Buckle Pump

Chesca

 

£59.00

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Ladies Colour block cross body bag  - Navy

Ladies Colour block cross body bag - Navy

M&Co

 

£18.00

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Grey & Black Colour Block Bag

Grey & Black Colour Block Bag

Chesca

 

£120.00

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Colour Block Tassel Handbag

Colour Block Tassel Handbag

Roman Originals

was: £35.00

£25.00

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Black Asymmetric Shopper Bag

Black Asymmetric Shopper Bag

Mint Velvet

 

£129.00

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Colour Block Shoulder Bag

Colour Block Shoulder Bag

Roman Originals

was: £35.00

£20.00

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Florence Ballerina Court

Florence Ballerina Court

Hobbs Ltd

was: £129.00

£75.00

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New styles include black and white contrast dresses, multi coloured stripes, bodycon pencil dresses and mixed colour block scuba dresses. Online brands and high street stores such as Karen Millen, Boden, Phase Eight, Asos, Damsel in a Dress, Coast, L.K. Bennett, Chesca, Ted Baker and Gina Bacconi boast a vibrant collection of colourblock designs.

Slimming Figure Shaping Dresses

Visual trickery dressing is not just for the red carpet and celebrities. The new fashion frenzy can be seen in the new season dress collection at department stores such as John Lewis and House of Fraser. So add your own drama to your wardrobe with a bodycon slim fit bandage dress to showcase your curves. Here you will find figure hugging dresses combined with a modern block pattern perfect for effortless day & evening dressing.

Panelled Bodycon Dresses

The secret behind creating an instant slimmer silhouette is clever design. New season arrivals are embracing the shaper dress trend that accentuate the figure. Savvy celebs know how to dress to impress and panelled bodycon are real show stoppers. Reiss dresses are both figure flattering and on trend especially their latest bandage styles.

Catwalk inspired geometric prints are a winner too and work well with colour block pieces. Update your wardrobe and take your pick from the latest graphic stripes, cube and chevron prints and team with bold splashes of colour.

Colour Block Tops and Jackets

Jackets, cardigans, blouses and tops can play their part too in the world of illusion. Styles include colour blocking, darts and gathers for shaping, seam detail that nip in at the waist and monochrome prints. Wear over black trousers or pencil slim skirt for an elegant tailored 1940‘s look. Smart two piece outfits looks good for work or play.


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