Dress of the day: Jaeger Bella dress
Bella Bow front dress £99 >>>
Get a headstart on two of the big trends of Spring / Summer 2013 by shopping clever in the January sales. Put down the sparkly party dresses (unless you genuinely have a party to attend in the next 2 months) and take a look at something a bit more long-lasting instead. This dress by Jaeger isn't cheap at £99 (down from £160) but it'll easily help you to tick some boxes in your catwalk copycat checklist for the next season.
The black and white colour palette echoes runway looks from Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, Jason Wu and Roland Mouret to name but a few. Trust us, everyone will be going monochrome in the coming months. As for the 60s shape, this pays homage to a trend that was evident in dozens of collections, but most notably the chic Louis Vuitton show.
And if none of that has persuaded you, it'll also work for the inevitable Mad Men themed party that someone will have in the next 6 months. Just remember to pile on the panstick, bouffant your hair and practice the words to Zou Bisou Bisou.