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A dress that nips in along the sides and waist and accents the girls? Yes, please. Stella McCartney’s $1595 bicolour “Octavia” dress — dubbed the “miracle dress” by various media outlets — is popping up on red carpets everywhere, worn by Liv Tyler, Lala Vazquez and most famously, Kate Winslet.
“It’s like retouching your body with a frock,” stylist June Ambrose tells the New York Post. And since it’s made of a sturdy cotton-stretch fabric, “it’s like a girdle, and gives you that svelte silhouette,” she adds. “In my opinion, this is the perfect dress.”
Since the dress — which Good Morning America says makes the wearer look two sizes smaller — is so popular, naturally, a bevy of knockoffs are popping up online.
GMA found a gray-and-purple version for $57 at Topshop; Racked.com also found a red-and-black style on ASOS.com (below) for $82. “Usually when someone wears a dress no one else wants to wear it,” PEOPLE StyleWatch editor Kate Dimmock tells GMA. “This time around, people are willing to go there, because it’s that irresistible.” Tell us: Would you buy a “miracle dress?”