House of Holland zig zag tea dress £135 >>>

Henry Holland can always be relied upon to put a irreverant twist on a classic, and he's done just that with his Zig Zag tea dress, a classic 1940s style with a very modern, in-your-face print to bring it into 2013 with a bang.

Chevrons and zig-zags are actually a really interesting pattern - used in the right way they can sculpt your body in very smart ways. The way they're laid out in this dress, the have the effect of nipping in the waist and accentuating curves on the bust and hips to make just about anyone look hourglass. The flouced skirt is also a great way to make the most of a good pair of legs.

You may not want to style this baby with the red leather gloves and riding hat, but a cool pair of platforms and a dash of attitude are definitely needed. The dress is down from £225 to £135 in the sale, and there are still plenty of sizes left.