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Lauren Conrad, Shoemint party, November 2012

When thinking upon 'statement dressing' one tends to dredge up images of safety pin dresses, skirts hitched to goodness knows where, floral power suits or perhaps a fetching fedora. It's easy to get swept up in the excitement of 'bold!' 'bright!' and 'bodacious!' However making a statement can also be done softly, sweetly and definitely in a ladylike fashion. Though, to be fair, making an unlady-like statement is probably more fun. But, anyway, a ladylike statement is exactly what Lauren Conrad is doing in this soft, nude and lacy little number. Gossamer light, achingly sweet with the little lilac bow and Kate Middleton's favourite shoe - the nude platform pump - the end goal here is refreshingly, well, nice.

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