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If you've been past a Monsoon shop in the last few days, you've no doubt seen the 'Galloway' dress in the window. It's the star of the current Christmas display, which is no surprise, considering the £225 party frock is something of a stand-out piece. I knew it reminded me of a similar dress from years gone by, and a little research revealed the one I was thinking of was Jennifer Love Hewitt's 2005 Emmy's dress by Dolce & Gabbana, worn in the height of her Audrey Hepburn phase. Of course, both are takes on a very old classic, and the fact the Monsoon version looks as fresh as Love's designer frock, eve years later, shows how timeless this look is. Still, £225 on the high street? Maybe it's time to raid eBay...

[image: Peter Brooker/Rex Features]