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One Dress: 12 Women

03/08/2011 17:24 | Updated 22 May 2015

catherine-malandrino-party-dressThe dress: see it jump into life below. Photo by Lia Chavez

What makes a great piece of clothing? Here at MyDaily, we think it's about the person who is wearing it – or more accurately, how they work it.

To prove our point, we took one dress and put 12 real women from our office in it.

At £510, the draped silk dress by Catherine Malandrino, might not fit everyone's budget, but click on the gallery below and it's clear that with the right attitude and accessories, this is an investment piece with a million personalities that will take you through the party season and beyond.

And if the women in the MyDaily office are anything to go by, you'll also see that every woman has a rock star, diva or vamp inside of them, just waiting to get out.

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One dress 12 women

Name: Katie Jones

Job title: Editorial Assistant

All I want for Christmas is...a Gossip Girl box set

My New Year resolution is...to cook more often than I do now

Lulu Guinness studded lip clutch, £395 from My-Wardrobe.com; Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter

One dress 12 women

Name: Charlotte Cogger

Job title: Executive Assistant

All I want for Christmas is...a Kindle

My New Year resolution is...to spend more time with my family

Matt black Rio specs, £205 from Prism; Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter; Eiffel Tower tights, £12 from Henry Holland for Pretty Polly; Red Or Dead Zanini shoe, £109 from Schuh

One dress 12 women

Name: Rebecca Crown

Job title: AOL Advertising Account Manager

All I want for Christmas is... to move into my fab new house, to spend it with some great company and have a lot of manic fun!

My New Year resolution is... keep calm and carry on

Leather blazer, £299 from Hobbs; Vavara necklace by Merle O'Grady, £297 from My-Wardrobe.com; Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter

One dress 12 women

Name: Emma Newman

Job title: Marketing Director

All I want for Christmas is...a long soak in a hot bath WITHOUT being joined by 10 plastic dinosaurs and my (adorable) son after five minutes

My New Year resolution is... to continue with my 2010 resolution - which is the first one I've ever kept - and do something cultural and new at least once a month

Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter

One dress 12 women

Name: Heather Lewis

Job title: Account Executive

All I want for Christmas is...an all expenses paid trip around the world

New Year resolution is...learn Spanish

Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter ; leopard print fur jacket, stylist's own, similar available from Rokit

One dress 12 women

Name: Jatinder Padda

Job title: European Treasury Manager

All I want for Christmas is...to be around a log fire sipping hot chocolate

My New Year resolution is...to run the London half marathon

Cowl front blazer, £100 from Asos White; Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter

One dress 12 women

Name: Jenny Codrington

Job title: Office Manager & Lead Executive Assistant

All I want for Christmas is... sun, a beach and a large cocktail

My New Year resolution is...to give up smoking!

Gold brocade shoes, £28 from Next; oversized brocade clutch, £22 from Asos; Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter

One dress 12 women

Name: Phebe Hunnicutt

Job title: Senior Style Editor

All I want for Christmas is...this dress!

My New Year resolution is...to actually buy investment pieces instead of going nuts spending on the high street

Vintage copper necklace, similar from Beyond Retro; Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter; 9CT gold hoop earrings, £95 from Marks & Spencer

One dress 12 women

Name: Sarah Dean

Job title Assistant Editor, Celebrity & TV

All I want for Christmas is...some big sparkly jewellery

My New Year resolution is...to start doing some exercise! (Likeliness of keeping resolution 0.8%)

Beetle embellished leather bib necklace, £70 from Asos Black; Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter

One dress 12 women

Name: Carla Bevan

Job title: Editor-in-Chief

All I want for Christmas is...a pair of GoldSign jeans in every colour

My New Year resolution is... learn to Twitter during an event, not after it!

Structured boyfriend waistcoat, £249 from Hobbs Limited Edition; Catherine Malandrino dress, £510 from Net-A-Porter; Michael Kors £970 from Net-A-Porter

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