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It's a winter favourite that creeps in and out of fashion, and this latest rush of popularity is, by all accounts, down to Dior, who made the blazer dress a firm favourite after their poster-girl Jennifer Lawrence wore it in an advert.

While a slew of other celebrities have rushed to wear it, Stella McCartney has also produced some gorgeous versions of the coat dress.

Not all the ladies, however, want to reveal too much with the trend, and Kate Moss has been spotted in a more demure, midi-length coat dress, as has Italian supermodel Elisa Sednaoui.

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While it seems that many of the famous faces opting for this trend seem happy to abandon the golden rule of not showing legs and cleavage at the same time, we think it's not such a good idea.

In all aspects of life, maintaining a hint of mystery is advisable.

The Gabriel García Márquez observation invariably applies: "All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret."

So keep some secrets in the wardrobe ladies.

jennifer lawrence

In that popular Dior version of the blazer dress she made famous in an advert

lara bingle

The Aussie celeb dons the Dior veil and collar that Lawrence wore in her ads, paired with a dress version of the black tuxedo jacket J Law also wore

rihanna

At this week's British Fashion Awards in a Stella McCartney tuxedo jacket

michelle williams

Michelle Williams in a navy Dior blazer dress

gwyneth paltrow

A hounds-tooth Stella McCartney coat paired with red booties - winning combo

elisa sednaoui

The Italian supermodel wore a lovely coat dress cinched with an ethnic chain detail belt

alek wek

Stylish in Christian Dior

nicole Scherzinger

The singer in a foxy red leather belted coat dress

kate middleton

Duchess Kate in a coat dress by Orla Kiely

kate moss

In a midi length animal print coat dress

liberty ross

A chic menswear approach in Dior's blazer dress

kim kardashian

Always at the forefront of fashion, KK in a Balmain blazer


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