With its genesis stemming from the collections of high-end designers like Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Herve Leger, the illusion dress has seeped its way onto the red carpet and is now available at GOSH! The illusion dress flatteringly accentuates curves to give women the perfect hourglass shape that is so famously associated with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara and Beyonce Knowles. With its waist-nipping side panels and bust-accentuating design, the illusion dress not only makes the waist look smaller but also helps achieve the ideal bust-to-hip ratio. Of particular popularity is the illusion dress from Stella McCartney’s fall 2011 collection, which has been repeatedly worn by Nicole Scherzinger, Kate Winslet, Liv Tyler and Penelope Cruz.
Celebs have not been shy to snatch this look straight from the runway. With how slimming this look is, we don’t blame them! The illusion can either be attributed to the placement of side panels on the dress and/or through the clever use of pattern and print. Check out the below looks shamelessly snatched by leading ladies; Kate Winslet (wears Stella McCartney), Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian (wearing Alexander McQueen) and Kristen Stewart and Lily Collins (wearing Herve Leger).
If you’re loving this look, ladies, GOSH has a selection of garments which combine this season’s trends (namely bright colours and colour-blocking) with the amazing perks offered by illusion dressing. Check out our two illusion dresses (so fabulous that they’ve been featured in the Sunday Telegraph), alongside our colour-blocked illusion dresses. The illusion dress is one which will be in high demand this season simply because it flatters all body shapes and sizes. Also on offer are the slimming Twisted Twig pants by Fairground which give the illusion of thinner legs by way of contrasting black panels.