This dress is the kind of thing a Stepford Wife might wear at Christmas, and that's less of a bad thing in my book than it may be in yours. I love a retro, 50s inspired shape, and this stiff-skirted dress definitely harks back to that era. The colour is perfect for this time of year and I can absolutely see it being worn on Christmas day with some sparkly Dorothy shoes and pincurled hair.

The crossover top and cinched waist are classic figure flatters, making just about everyone look brilliant, but if you happen to be blessed in the chest department, this will look amazing on you. Pop a net underskirt underneath it to really boost that 50s full-skirted look.

The best thing? It's reduced from almost £200 to a far more palatable £79.20 at Hobbs.