Dress of the day: F&F Limited Edition lace 2-in-1 dress
One of the eagle-eyed reviewers of this dress comments that without the lace coming all the way down over the skirt, "it looks as if a very high waisted skirt is being worn over a lacy top." Erm, I think that's kind of the point, isn't it?
The 2-in-1 dress takes the bother out of matching a skirt and blouse, and also stops that dreaded bunching at the waist. If you find separates just don't work for you but you're tired of always wearing dresses (does that happen?) this is a nice compromise, especially at only £28. Combining two of Autumn's big trends - berry colours and dark lace - it's a great grown-up party dress that you could easily wear to the office with a cardi if you need a quick change.
If you're not a fan of the two-tone look, it also comes in black.