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.


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

Illusion Colourblock Dresses

Pleated Stripe Fit and Flare Dress

Pleated Stripe Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£55.00

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Ted Baker Camelis printed colourblock midi dress

Ted Baker Camelis printed colourblock midi dress

ASOS

 

£229.00

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Lorissa Jersey Colour Block Dress

Lorissa Jersey Colour Block Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£180.00

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Colour Block Shift Dress

Colour Block Shift Dress

Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£25.00

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Striped Strappy Midi Dress

Striped Strappy Midi Dress

Karen Millen

 

£235.00

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Polo Ralph Lauren Alyah Sleeveless Dress, Navy/Multi

Polo Ralph Lauren Alyah Sleeveless Dress, Navy/Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£349.00

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Damsel in a Dress Lucilla Block Colour Dress, Pink/Red

Damsel in a Dress Lucilla Block Colour Dress, Pink/Red

John Lewis & Partners

was: £159.00

£87.00

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Contrast Hem Fit & Flare Dress

Contrast Hem Fit & Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£45.00

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Ives Linen Dress Multi

Ives Linen Dress Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £129.00

£89.00

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Embroidered Lace Midi Dress

Embroidered Lace Midi Dress

Karen Millen

 

£399.00

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Monochrome Maxi Wrap Dress

Monochrome Maxi Wrap Dress

Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£45.00

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Stretch moss crepe panel dress

Stretch moss crepe panel dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£230.00

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Ghost Bey Fluid Stripe Midi Dress, Multi

Ghost Bey Fluid Stripe Midi Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

was: £132.00

£82.50

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Vero Moda colour block wrap dress

Vero Moda colour block wrap dress

ASOS

was: £48.00

£38.00

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Stripe Midi Dress

Stripe Midi Dress

Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£15.00

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Blue Colour Block Fit And Flare Dress, Blue

Blue Colour Block Fit And Flare Dress, Blue

Wallis

was: £50.00

£30.00

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Cecile Dress Ivry Chartreuse

Cecile Dress Ivry Chartreuse

Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£109.00

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Phase Eight Magdala Colour Block Maxi Dress, Multicoloured, Maxi

Phase Eight Magdala Colour Block Maxi Dress, Multicoloured, Maxi

Phase Eight

was: £99.00

£65.00

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Colour Block Panel Fit and Flare Dress

Colour Block Panel Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£30.00

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Ted Baker Fernee maxi dress in colourblock pleat

Ted Baker Fernee maxi dress in colourblock pleat

ASOS

 

£229.00

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Monsoon Eloise Print Asymmetric Hem Dress, Black

Monsoon Eloise Print Asymmetric Hem Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

 

£99.00

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Snake-Effect Bodycon Dress

Snake-Effect Bodycon Dress

Karen Millen

 

£235.00

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Forever New cut out bardot dress in stripe

Forever New cut out bardot dress in stripe

ASOS

 

£75.00

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Lorissa Jersey Colour Block Dress

Lorissa Jersey Colour Block Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£180.00

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Floral Border Print Twist Waist Dress

Floral Border Print Twist Waist Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Flocking Detail Dress

Flocking Detail Dress

Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£20.00

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Margie Dress Multi Women Boden, Multicouloured

Margie Dress Multi Women Boden, Multicouloured

Boden

was: £120.00

£96.00

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Marietta Dress Black Multi

Marietta Dress Black Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£99.00

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Monsoon Simone Pleated Midi Dress, Multi

Monsoon Simone Pleated Midi Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£130.00

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Black Colour Block Pleated Dress, Black

Black Colour Block Pleated Dress, Black

Wallis

was: £48.00

£30.00

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ASOS DESIGN maxi dress in colour block with metal circle waist trim

ASOS DESIGN maxi dress in colour block with metal circle waist trim

ASOS

 

£65.00

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Hanky Hem Fit and Flare Contrast Dress

Hanky Hem Fit and Flare Contrast Dress

Roman Originals

 

£55.00

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John Lewis & Partners Two Tone Pleated Cami Midi Dress

John Lewis & Partners Two Tone Pleated Cami Midi Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£89.00

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Contrast Hem Fit & Flare Dress

Contrast Hem Fit & Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£45.00

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Pale Orchid Black Colour Block Fit And Flare Dress, Black

Pale Orchid Black Colour Block Fit And Flare Dress, Black

Wallis

was: £60.00

£48.00

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Floral Border Print Twist Waist Dress

Floral Border Print Twist Waist Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Pale Orchid Black Colour Block Fit And Flare Dress, Blk/Wht

Pale Orchid Black Colour Block Fit And Flare Dress, Blk/Wht

Wallis

was: £60.00

£48.00

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Colour Block Shift Dress

Colour Block Shift Dress

Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£25.00

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Ghost Chloe Dress, Pink/Black

Ghost Chloe Dress, Pink/Black

John Lewis & Partners

was: £145.00

£72.50

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Winser London Kate Dress

Winser London Kate Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£139.00

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Isabella Dress Midnight Cerise

Isabella Dress Midnight Cerise

Hobbs Ltd

 

£199.00

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Hanky Hem Fit and Flare Dress

Hanky Hem Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£55.00

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Embroidered Lace Maxi Dress

Embroidered Lace Maxi Dress

Karen Millen

was: £499.00

£325.00

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Winser London Kate Dress

Winser London Kate Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£159.00

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John Lewis & Partners Half Sleeve Colour Block Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners Half Sleeve Colour Block Dress, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

was: £99.00

£50.00

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Ghost Lucy Dress, Dash Geo

Ghost Lucy Dress, Dash Geo

John Lewis & Partners

was: £101.50

£72.50

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Phase Eight Chelle Colour Block Dress, Orange, Fit & Flare

Phase Eight Chelle Colour Block Dress, Orange, Fit & Flare

Phase Eight

was: £89.00

£49.00

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Snakeskin Floral Lace Dress

Snakeskin Floral Lace Dress

Karen Millen

 

£280.00

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Striped Halterneck Midi Dress

Striped Halterneck Midi Dress

Karen Millen

was: £199.00

£130.00

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Sleeveless Wrap Dress

Sleeveless Wrap Dress

Karen Millen

 

£199.00

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Colour Block Shift Dress

Colour Block Shift Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Petite Monochrome Colour Block Dress, Black

Petite Monochrome Colour Block Dress, Black

Wallis

 

£45.00

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Monochrome Asymmetric Dress

Monochrome Asymmetric Dress

Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£25.00

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Thao Dress Black Red

Thao Dress Black Red

Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£129.00

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Floral Stripe Print Fit and Flare Dress

Floral Stripe Print Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£50.00

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Bridgette Stripe Dress Pink Multi

Bridgette Stripe Dress Pink Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £179.00

£119.00

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Petite Black Stripe Dress, Black

Petite Black Stripe Dress, Black

Wallis

was: £45.00

£30.00

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Sapphire Black Colour Block Maxi Dress, Black

Sapphire Black Colour Block Maxi Dress, Black

Wallis

 

£65.00

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Gina Bacconi Mayra Abstract Panel Dress, Fuschia

Gina Bacconi Mayra Abstract Panel Dress, Fuschia

John Lewis & Partners

was: £140.00

£100.00

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Tapework Floral Dress

Tapework Floral Dress

Roman Originals

was: £65.00

£25.00

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Floral Border Print Twist Waist Dress

Floral Border Print Twist Waist Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Contrast Tapework Dress

Contrast Tapework Dress

Roman Originals

was: £70.00

£40.00

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Gina Bacconi Black/Ivory Janet Contrast Panel Dress

Gina Bacconi Black/Ivory Janet Contrast Panel Dress

Chesca

 

£230.00

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Stretch Moss Crepe Panel Dress

Stretch Moss Crepe Panel Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£230.00

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Winser London Katherine Miracle Dress

Winser London Katherine Miracle Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£139.00

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Paper Dolls colour block pencil dress

Paper Dolls colour block pencil dress

ASOS

was: £55.00

£40.00

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Womens **Paper Dolls Pink Rose Print Colourblock 2-In-1 Dress- Pink, Pink

Womens **Paper Dolls Pink Rose Print Colourblock 2-In-1 Dress- Pink, Pink

Dorothy Perkins

 

£58.00

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Macie Dress Wine Pink

Macie Dress Wine Pink

Hobbs Ltd

was: £119.00

£89.00

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Santana Dress, Black/Lauren White

Lauren Ralph Lauren Santana Dress, Black/Lauren White

John Lewis & Partners

 

£225.00

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Jemima Dress Navy Red Ivory

Jemima Dress Navy Red Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

was: £139.00

£99.00

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John Lewis & Partners Two Tone Pleated Cami Midi Dress

John Lewis & Partners Two Tone Pleated Cami Midi Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£89.00

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Hanky Hem Fit and Flare Contrast Dress

Hanky Hem Fit and Flare Contrast Dress

Roman Originals

 

£55.00

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Contrast Lace Fitted Dress

Contrast Lace Fitted Dress

Roman Originals

was: £70.00

£40.00

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Studio 8 Michelle Colour Block Dress, Blue/Green

Studio 8 Michelle Colour Block Dress, Blue/Green

John Lewis & Partners

was: £120.00

£59.00

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Christie Dress Red Navy

Christie Dress Red Navy

Hobbs Ltd

was: £129.00

£86.00

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Ted Baker Tayiny Ottoman Stripe Ruffle Dress, Navy/Multi

Ted Baker Tayiny Ottoman Stripe Ruffle Dress, Navy/Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£179.00

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Chesca Colour Block Panel Dress

Chesca Colour Block Panel Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£135.00

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Lucie Dress Ivory Black

Lucie Dress Ivory Black

Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£129.00

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Chesca Scallop Layered Lace Dress

Chesca Scallop Layered Lace Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£185.00

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Robyn Dress Black Ivory

Robyn Dress Black Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Colour Block Fit And Flare Dress

Colour Block Fit And Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£38.00

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Chesca Colourblock Dress, Ivory/Blue

Chesca Colourblock Dress, Ivory/Blue

John Lewis & Partners

 

£165.00

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ASOS DESIGN double layer pleated midi dress in colour block

ASOS DESIGN double layer pleated midi dress in colour block

ASOS

 

£42.00

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Louise Dress Ivory

Louise Dress Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£119.00

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Arizona Dress Pink Ivory

Arizona Dress Pink Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

 

£169.00

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Phase Eight Court Colourblock Dress, Blue, Shift

Phase Eight Court Colourblock Dress, Blue, Shift

Phase Eight

was: £89.00

£45.00

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M&S Collection Striped Slip Maxi Dress

M&S Collection Striped Slip Maxi Dress

Marks and Spencer

 

£19.50

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Fit and Flare Contrast Floral Dress

Fit and Flare Contrast Floral Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Winser London Elizabeth Dress, Ivory/Midnight Navy

Winser London Elizabeth Dress, Ivory/Midnight Navy

John Lewis & Partners

 

£159.00

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Chesca Colour Block Layered Dress, White/Orange

Chesca Colour Block Layered Dress, White/Orange

John Lewis & Partners

 

£165.00

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Bow Detail Dress

Bow Detail Dress

Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£35.00

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Linen Colourblock Stripe Dress

Linen Colourblock Stripe Dress

Jaeger

 

£110.00

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Chesca Linen Layered Dress, White/Multi

Chesca Linen Layered Dress, White/Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£165.00

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Hanky Hem Fit and Flare Dress

Hanky Hem Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£55.00

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Aliza Dress Black Red

Aliza Dress Black Red

Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£119.00

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Cosima Floral Stripe Dress

Cosima Floral Stripe Dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£90.00

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Karen Millen Graphic Colour Block Dress - Multi

Karen Millen Graphic Colour Block Dress - Multi

very.co.uk

was: £100.00

£70.00

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Seraphina Dress Cream Latte

Seraphina Dress Cream Latte

Hobbs Ltd

 

£229.00

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Women's Ladies Jacquard Stripe Shift Dress

Women's Ladies Jacquard Stripe Shift Dress

M&Co

 

£79.00

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Moss crepe colour block dress

Moss crepe colour block dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£220.00

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Amy Dress Navy Ochre

Amy Dress Navy Ochre

Hobbs Ltd

was: £129.00

£89.00

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Waist-Emphasis Pencil Dress

Waist-Emphasis Pencil Dress

Karen Millen

was: £190.00

£125.00

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Floral Twist Waist Fit and Flare Dress

Floral Twist Waist Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Monochrome Stripe Maxi Dress

Monochrome Stripe Maxi Dress

Roman Originals

 

£40.00

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Gina Bacconi Flossie Panelled Lace Dress, Black

Gina Bacconi Flossie Panelled Lace Dress, Black

John Lewis & Partners

was: £216.00

£135.00

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Floral Border Print Swing Dress

Floral Border Print Swing Dress

Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£40.00

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Alison Dress Neutral Black

Alison Dress Neutral Black

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£79.00

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Amalfi Linen Dress White Navy

Amalfi Linen Dress White Navy

Hobbs Ltd

was: £129.00

£99.00

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Striped Bodycon Dress

Striped Bodycon Dress

Karen Millen

 

£130.00

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Metallic stripe jersey ruched dress

Metallic stripe jersey ruched dress

GinaBacconi.com

 

£140.00

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Studio 8 Colour Block Dress, Berry

Studio 8 Colour Block Dress, Berry

John Lewis & Partners

was: £110.00

£55.00

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Gina Bacconi Michaela Satin Stripe Maxi Dress

Gina Bacconi Michaela Satin Stripe Maxi Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£250.00

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Coast Rosie Colour Block Jumpsuit Cc

Coast Rosie Colour Block Jumpsuit Cc

Coast

was: £129.00

£49.00

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Teresa Dress Navy Chartreuse

Teresa Dress Navy Chartreuse

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Rosemond Dress Midnight Ivory

Rosemond Dress Midnight Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£149.00

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Annabel Dress Navy Red Ivory

Annabel Dress Navy Red Ivory

Hobbs Ltd

 

£149.00

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Polka Dot Fit and Flare Dress

Polka Dot Fit and Flare Dress

Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£30.00

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Wren Ponte Midi Dress Red Women Boden, Pink

Wren Ponte Midi Dress Red Women Boden, Pink

Boden

was: £90.00

£63.00

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Chesca Scallop Layered Lace Dress

Chesca Scallop Layered Lace Dress

John Lewis & Partners

 

£185.00

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Striped Contour Bodycon Dress

Striped Contour Bodycon Dress

Karen Millen

was: £150.00

£99.00

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Dania Dress Dusky Blue Navy

Dania Dress Dusky Blue Navy

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£79.00

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Check Ponte Contrast Dress

Check Ponte Contrast Dress

Roman Originals

was: £38.00

£20.00

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Nia Dress Ivory Multi

Nia Dress Ivory Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£99.00

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Contrast Fit and Flare Dress with Belt

Contrast Fit and Flare Dress with Belt

Roman Originals

was: £70.00

£35.00

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Fit and Flare Colour Block Dress

Fit and Flare Colour Block Dress

Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£30.00

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Cotton Mix Shift Dress

Cotton Mix Shift Dress

Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£30.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black And White Abstract Print Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Black And White Abstract Print Dress

Chesca

 

£150.00

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Colourblock Shoes and Bags

Patent Strappy Heels

Patent Strappy Heels

Roman Originals

 

£25.00

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Colour Block Envelope Clutch Bag

Colour Block Envelope Clutch Bag

Roman Originals

 

£15.00

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Radley London Eaton Hall Medium Zip-Top Multiway Bag

Radley London Eaton Hall Medium Zip-Top Multiway Bag

Radley

was: £189.00

£113.00

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From St Xavier Leaf Box Clutch, Pink/ Blue

From St Xavier Leaf Box Clutch, Pink/ Blue

John Lewis & Partners

was: £87.00

£43.50

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John Lewis & Partners Amanda Contrast Heel Court Shoes, Navy/Pink Leather

John Lewis & Partners Amanda Contrast Heel Court Shoes, Navy/Pink Leather

John Lewis & Partners

 

£95.00

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Rhian Sandal Navy Multi

Rhian Sandal Navy Multi

Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£85.00

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Kurt Geiger Kensington Leather Cross Body Bag, Multi

Kurt Geiger Kensington Leather Cross Body Bag, Multi

John Lewis & Partners

 

£199.00

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Carvela Alice Stiletto Heel Court Shoes

Carvela Alice Stiletto Heel Court Shoes

John Lewis & Partners

 

£69.00

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M&S Collection Leather Stiletto Heel T-Bar Slingback Shoes

M&S Collection Leather Stiletto Heel T-Bar Slingback Shoes

Marks and Spencer

 

£45.00

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Millie Courts Navy Women Boden, Navy

Millie Courts Navy Women Boden, Navy

Boden

was: £140.00

£56.00

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Radley London Oxleas Large Zip-Top Hobo Bag

Radley London Oxleas Large Zip-Top Hobo Bag

Radley

was: £239.00

£143.00

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Push Lock Evening Crossbody Bag

Push Lock Evening Crossbody Bag

Charles & Keith

 

£79.00

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Henrietta Courts Red Women Boden, Red

Henrietta Courts Red Women Boden, Red

Boden

was: £110.00

£77.00

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M&S Collection Kitten Heel Slingback Shoes

M&S Collection Kitten Heel Slingback Shoes

Marks and Spencer

 

£25.00

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Jacquard Ribbon Mary Jane Heels

Jacquard Ribbon Mary Jane Heels

Charles & Keith

 

£85.00

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SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Rampling Stiletto Heel Court Shoes, Blue/Pink Suede

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Rampling Stiletto Heel Court Shoes, Blue/Pink Suede

John Lewis & Partners

 

£280.00

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Radley London Leighton House Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

Radley London Leighton House Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

Radley

was: £229.00

£92.00

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Leather Ribbon Mary Jane Heels

Leather Ribbon Mary Jane Heels

Charles & Keith

 

£85.00

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Paul Smith Leather Colour Block Hobo Bag

Paul Smith Leather Colour Block Hobo Bag

John Lewis & Partners

 

£295.00

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M&S Collection Multi Strap Slingback Sandals

M&S Collection Multi Strap Slingback Sandals

Marks and Spencer

 

£25.00

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M&S Collection Leather Stiletto Heel T-Bar Slingback Shoes

M&S Collection Leather Stiletto Heel T-Bar Slingback Shoes

Marks and Spencer

 

£45.00

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Radley London Berwick Street Large Zip-Top Grab Bag

Radley London Berwick Street Large Zip-Top Grab Bag

Radley

 

£209.00

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M&S Collection Multi Strap Slingback Sandals

M&S Collection Multi Strap Slingback Sandals

Marks and Spencer

 

£25.00

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Radley London Babington Medium Flapover Tote

Radley London Babington Medium Flapover Tote

Radley

was: £199.00

£99.00

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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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