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QUESTION: Budget up to £200 . Looking for suggestions for a full length evening dress, or top and full length evening skirt in an outfit that will accommodate my height and conceal my shoulders.

ANSWER: A tall frame gives you a good pick of full length dresses and skirts on the high-street as you won’t need to alter them! For you it’s all about softening your shoulders and evening out the proportions between your upper and lower halves. With this in mind, we’ve picked a selection that we think you’ll love:

1. Adrianna Papell dress, £132.51: – As you mentioned you like to conceal your shoulders, we’re starting with a wonderful indigo dress with lace around the neckline. This detailing paired with a short sleeve gives you just the right amount of coverage. Full length outfits look best with a pair of heels, so we’d suggest a closed toe court shoe in either nude or metallic:

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2. Monsoon Dress, £165: – A fitted waist is ideal to give you a really lovely silhouette and an embellished waist band adds a fabulously elegant touch of glamour. In keeping with the covered shoulders from the previous dress, this dress offers a bat wing style sleeve which is flattering on everyone! There is an air of grecian goddess about this look, so complete your outfit with a beautiful gold statement necklace or a pair of drop earrings:

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3. Long Tall Sally skirt, £55: – Long Tall Sally specialise in taller clothes, so we have opted for a black maxi skirt with a gold thread, a really chic, timeless option. Although a straight skirt, the pleats give plenty of movement when you walk, plus the crinkle fabric travels well and definitely won’t need ironing! Let your skirt do all the talking by keeping all accessories simple, a black heel and matching clutch will do just the trick:

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4. Wallis  top, now £28: – Lastly a top to go with your gorgeous new skirt! We mentioned keeping it simple, so how about a plain black fluid blouse with a jewelled neckline? We especially like this top as it’s really versatile and can easily be worn with a pair of tailored trousers for a sophisticated weekend outfit:

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5. Monsoon jacket, £69: – As we’ve kept under budget, we couldn’t help but sneak a jacket into the mix! The seasons ultimate trend is faux-fur, so complement any of the suggested looks with a head turning little black coverup, a really stylish alternative to a shawl or bolero. Karen x

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star-styleIt was all systems go in Paris during the catwalk shows last week. Karlie Kloss gave a masterclass in how to work her supermodel style in this fabulous leopard print Balmain dress. Because the dress is doing all the talking her she has kept her accessories very simple and paired back with a tiny hint of bling in the shape of her diamante stud earrings. Channel her look in this Michael Michael Kors dress which will work the winter party season perfectly when styled with a faux-fur jacket to heat things up. For next summer simply add strappy wedges …and go. To create that criss-cross waist-defining effect style with a black belt. Natalie x

1. Michael Michael Kors dress £190, 2. New Look earrings £5.99, 3. Topshop heels £46, 4. Mango belt £29.99, 5. Karen Millen bag £99.