PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 November, 2011, 12:00am


Dresses this season are divided into two camps. While many designers went for loose and boxy shapes reminiscent of the 1960s, at the other end of the spectrum were sexy body-con looks which fit in with the popular fetish trend. Designers such as Versace sent out skin-tight dresses that emphasise a woman's figure in dark colours like black and blue, accentuated with panels of leather.

Although dresses hang onto every curve, they aren't overtly sexy. Choose hourglass styles that create a strong and powerful look such as one-shoulder styles or long-sleeved mini dresses ? la Robert Palmer. Keep it free from decoration and instead add some cool accessories to make your statement.

The body-con look is fierce so choose bold jewellery. These gold and pearl earrings (HK$1,900) from Chanel are chunky yet feminine. For a edgier look, wear a pair of black and gold Manchette TV Rider cuffs (HK$4,400 each) from Roger Vivier.

Avoid chunky heels and knee-high boots which border on trashy. Instead, opt for a bootie such as Valentino's net pair with studs (HK$9,200). They are strong yet feminine, thanks to the mix of polka dot mesh and studded leather.

Anything too big or slouchy will overpower the sleek lines of your dress. Instead, opt for a small clutch, like this woven leather style (HK$17,900) by Alexander McQueen from On Pedder. It features knuckle duster rings so you can carry it easily.