The Short...

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Proving that the mini dress is here to stay at least a little while longer, Marc Bouwer's stunning range of girlish frocks had the audience in applause. Ranging from baby dolls with spaghetti straps to strapless lacy numbers, one of the key themes throughout the collection was volume.

The White...

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Following on from the Golden Globes (otherwise known as the "White Globes") Marc Bouwer's Autumn/Winter collection included variations of designs all in the innocent shade of white. His refusal to parade the same design 14 times just in a different colour meant that there was always something new to see (and drool over!).

The Coloured...

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Luckily it wasn't all white with flashes of colour appearing on the runway in a stream of maxi dresses. My particular favourites were a high-necked bright red gown (above, left) and a blue satin show stopper that would look amazing on someone like Rachel Weisz or Salma Hayek.

The Voluminous...

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I can't imagine these extra-puffy, taffeta pieces would look very flattering on most people but on the runway (as per usual) they work. Even the apricot-coloured dress (above, left) which, had it included puffed sleeves could have mimicked many a hideous bridesmaid dress circa 1984, looked as pretty as a picture floating down the catwalk. Although some may have flashbacks of their high school prom when looking at these pictures, they get the thumb's up from me... as long as they remain on the catwalk.

Photos courtesy of Coutorture.com, sponsored by Shopstyle.com