Drop-waist dresses: Alaia vs Coast
Dresses from Coast tend to err on the 'timeless' side, with lots of very classic pieces in heavy satin that work for bridesmaids and wedding attendees rather than fashion fans. So we were surprised to see they'd taken on Alaia (who Clueless fans will know as "a totally important designer") with the 'Teasel' metallic dress (£135).
The demure full-skirted dress has a lot in common with Alaia's now trademark dress, a slim knit bodice with a drop waist that spills out into a full skirt from the hips. It's a style we've seen on all manner of famous faces, from Victoria Beckham to Megan Fox.
Right now Browns is selling a python-inspired version for a staggering £2,215. Suddenly, the £135 Coast option seems a lot more reasonable!