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At the River Island press day, I was really impressed by the standard of the new collection. The dresses in particular were really cleverly thought out, paying homage to the big designers without copying them to the letter. Like everyone, this season they're trying out the 'dress that could be a skirt and top' look in various guises. I love the checked dress with bustier top (£59.99) - it's a bit 90s, but Luella would be proud. It's screaming to be topped with a boyfriend blazer. The second dress has a bit more of a Chanel vibe to it, combining black satin with a sheer white insert for (£49.99). I can see it looking fab with some Rodarte style spiderweb tights.