I spotted this exquisitely cut Giambattista Valli dress on the Brown’s website, where it was lurking in the eveningwear section. I honestly can’t imagine anyone buying it for anything other than a wedding, so here it is for your viewing pleasure.
Valli has put a really inventive spin on the empire line style here, creating a high waist through the bow/twist fastening at the top. The heavily ruffled panel above the waistline consists of dozens of densely-packed fabric roses which lend a romantic touch to this otherwise very simple contemporary gown. £1,140 at Browns