It's time to get your glam on with our pick of the best illusion dresses

Drop a dress size by the weekend with our lowdown of illusion dresses to make you look amazing. Getting that desired slim silhouette is a piece of cake, and in these gorgeous dresses you can even have a slice or three and STILL look sensational. Result!

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After reading part one of our drop a dress size by the weekend, on diet yesterday, it’s now all about the outfit. It’s so simple to create your best shape ever and hide those areas you’re not so confident about, simply by opting for the right dress. We’ve trawled the high street to find the best illusion frocks out there, so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.


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1: New Look, £24.99 –The cross V-neckline draws is great for busty babes, while the thin golden belt and cinched in waist makes your middle look tiny. Cobalt blue always makes an impact, ensuring all eyes are on you.

2:  Topshop £42.00 – If your Xmas do is a dinner or buffet, this flattering frock is the perfect choice for over indulging. The floaty chiffon fabric hides any evidence of post-dinner (or alcohol) bloat and the vertical cut makes it slimming, making you feel confident. The gorgeous berry hue is bang on trend too.

3: Miss Selfridge, £49.00 – This baby pink body con draws the eye towards your best assests. The panelling detail create the illusion of a slimmer silhouette, as well as the vertical panel across the middle. Team with strappy metallic heals and matching clutch – gorgeous.

4: Miss Selfridge, £39.00 – With a loose fitting top half, and tighter fitting bottom, this creates the illusion of a flattering two-piece. Not to mention the pattern is super flattering too. The vertical detailing on the top half highlights your chest, while the vertical detailing on the bottom is perfect for hiding the tummy area and elongating your body.

5: Dorothy Perkins, £32.99 – Luxe up your wardrobe with super soft suede. The flattering pleated detailing is a favourite with fashion savvy Kate Middleton, who is an expert at dressing for her shape. If it’s good enough for a Duchess, it’s good enough for us!

6: New Look, £24.99 –The belted waist creates the illusion of a teeny middle while the capped sleeves hide problem arms. This LBD works hard to take you from important boardroom meetings at the office to cocktails at the bar – just add a statement necklace and sexy kitten heels.

7: Oasis, £60.00 – Everything about this gorge frock screams illusion dressing – it’s a shape flattering dream. The dark colours, the pretty lace, the panelling, the capped sleeves, the cinched waist and the lace panel down the front. The shape elongates the body and hides a multitude of sins. Get it now girls before it sells out.

8: Oasis, £45.00 – Perfect for party season, this glittery number is tinsel-tastic. The pleated detailing across the body disguises a tummy while the three quarter length sleeves are perfect if you are conscious of your arms. Pair with black heels and that’s party season sorted.

9: Warehouse, £45.00 – This gorgeous print will draw attention away from any lumps and bumps and is another office to party winner. The belted waist creates the illusion of a little waist and the long sleeves are the perfect cover up – with the added bonus of keeping you warm while you queue for the club.

See you again tomorrow for part three of our drop a dress size by the weekend, where we will be focusing on fitness tips – no gym membership required.

Rose Adams