Let face it, we all love designer fashion but the reality of us owning an actual piece of Prada or Chanel is highly unlikely – we may not like it, but we all know it’s the truth.
But that doesn’t stop us reading the magazines and looking at pictures of the latest catwalk shows, feeling inspired by the styles, the colours, the shapes. We might never own a piece of haute couture but it still has a huge impact on our own styles and often influences what we decide to buy, even if our purchases do come with a much smaller price tag!
So imagine our delight when we find something on our beloved high street that not only can we afford, but that looks a dead-ringer for that dress you were drooling over in a magazine last week.
This time it’s the one shouldered show-stopper from Lanvin’s Spring Summer 2011 collection. Bright, bold, flowing, full length yet somehow very sexy, it’s got summer glamour written all over it.
And now you can get your hands on your own version from one of our favourite brands, French Connection. The Louisa maxi dress has everything we love about the Lanvin version – the one shoulder style, the full maxi skirt and the rich red colour that will stop everyone in their tracks.
So there’s no need to just dream about owning a dress like this, you can pick one up from Littlewoods.com and use the street as your very own catwalk.