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Clever Couture: Valentino from catwalk to high street

Niamh O'Rourke

Published 17/12/2011 | 06:00

Dress, €80.50 and T-bar
heels, €101, both at River
Island; Jumper, €63 at
Topshop.com; Sling-backs, €69.95 at
Zara,
Dress, €80.50 and T-bar heels, €101, both at River Island; Jumper, €63 at Topshop.com; Sling-backs, €69.95 at Zara,

Demure and timeless, Valentino has elegant beauty down to a fine art. Tiered lace, pleated leather and floor-skimming florals swished down the catwalk for the AW11 collection.

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A muted and flattering palette of midnight blue, blush and chocolate brown provided a cosy undertone to the oh-so-pretty looks.

This dress from River Island is a nifty alternative to the LBD. Trimmed with scalloped lace, it has a slight 1920s, flapper feel about it.

Layer with this sheer knit from Topshop, which has a gold, waist to neck zip running up the back. Then finish off with either these art deco inspired, T-strap heels from River Island to complete the vintage vibe or opt for a classic nude patent sling-back from Zara.

Partywear that'll pack a punch without the bling.

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