I'm desperately trying to avoid using the 'C' word when it comes to this dress, because you have to admit, there's something very festive and Mrs Claus-esque about this retro red number. But it's October, and we shall not speak of that thing that happens on 25th December just yet. After Halloween, perhaps.

Instead, let's talk about how awesome this fifties inspired frock is. If you love that retro, slightly rockabilly look, this dress is perfect. It's £125 from Diva Catwalk, and has already caught the eye of Nigella Lawson, who wore the black and nude version for a photoshoot. I think the red is even more striking and would be brilliant for any upcoming parties - the black trim means you can easily team it with black tights and shoes if the weather is cold. It'll work brilliantly on most figures but as Nigella proves it's particularly great on hourglass / pear-shapes as it draws attention to good boobs and a small waist. It also has sleeves, and judging by the amount of searches we get for 'dresses with sleeves', that's a big deal to a lot of you!