As each new season approaches, so comes the need to update some of our wardrobe staples. This Pleat Back Crepe Dress from Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti is the perfect Autumn / Winter 2013 update for the old faithful; the little black dress. World renowned for designing pretty red carpet gowns, Alberta Ferretti's Philosophy line has a much more accessible, youthful and altogether wearable feel to it. If you're looking to embrace real femininity, with a touch of cool, this is the label for you.


Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Pleat Back Crepe Dress £432 >>

This little black number offers a play on the simple shift shape. A slightly more formal frock from the front, the simple shape and ultra-feminine flared skirt are complemented with a kick of cool in the form of an elegant dropped waist. The back of this dress is where the detail really is; a pleated flare insert in the back of the skirt adds a contemporary contrast to the romantic lines of the feminine flare. The dress offers the perfect solution to the from-office-to-evening wear conundrum, don't you think? Check it out over at above.