Much of the time, big name designer dresses are so flamboyant and 'cutting edge' that it's hard to see the justification of spending so much money. Thankfully, classics have come back into favour in recent years, making an investment in style much more worthwhile.
This Felipe Oliveira Baptista dress has something of a 1940s feel to it, which is rare as a point of inspiration for design houses. The Button Front Dress is simple, classic, and perenially stylish. With a navy blue shade and contrasting gold buttons, this could easily pass for vintage.
The looser fit suggests a silhouette predating the sexier 1950s pinup style, while the pencil skirt and cinched waist still create a flattering look. The dress is available online from Browns Fashion for £810.