Celebrity Style with Kate Winslet and her Illusion dress
Like the Roland Mouret Galaxy, Stella McCartney's Illusion dress is a celebrity style favourite. The dress, actually called the Octavia Stretch Dress, has been spotted on Penelope Cruz, Liv Tyler and Kate Winslet who loves it so much she's worn it twice. It's from the designer's Winter 2011 collection and the clever colour contrast which creates a stunning silhouette, is what makes this dress so popular. But at £955, available online here, the dress is more than a little pricey.
So if you can't afford the designer price tag, but fancy this dress for a Christmas party, then check out these great high street alternatives. USC have two options - the Angel Eye Panel Dress and the Little Mistress Lace Insert Bandeau Dress which costs just £38. Love's Black and White dress which is available at Topshop for £32 is a total steal. It's sweetheart neck and silhouette would make this a great day to evening dress. Retailer Quiz have two Illusion style dress, the Black and Cream Mesh Sides Dress currently on sale at £9.99 and for a more vibrant colour, the Royal Blue 2 Tone Marcella Bodycon Dress, £19.99.
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