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Shop The Trend: Seductress

03/08/2011 17:38 | Updated 22 May 2015

While this may have been the season that embraced understated luxury, there was still plenty of room for the sex siren: vampy dressing was all over the catwalks at Christopher Kane, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana. Bodycon silhouettes, sheer fabrics and plenty of leather-and-lace combinations all spell Seductress with a capital 'S.' And since leather and lace are always in fashion, you probably have the basics to rock the trend in your wardrobe already.

The key to making this look work is to mix the fierce with the feminine: the basic LBD gets a peek-a-boo cutout or tough leather is softened with florals and lace. Black is de rigeur, by day or night, and accessories are key: gloves, stilettos and statement jewellery all make a vixen.

A word of warning: beware not to go too OTT. Sheer everything is always more tramp than vamp.

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Shop the Trend: Seductress

These embellished, peep-toe ankle boots go with just about everything and are the perfect mix of naughty and nice.

Embellished leather and lace ankle boots, £865,

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Even sirens get chilly at night. This floral embroidered coat channels Christopher Kane's vision at high street prices.

Claire embroidered coat, £180, Monsoon

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Every vamp needs a pair of leather skinnies.

Black faux leather skinny jeans, £49.99,

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Nothing beats an original, and Christopher Kane captured the spirit of the seductress this season with his appliquéd and embroidered floral, lace and leather creations.

Lace and leather dress, £1,755,

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Emphasise those curves with a zip-front corset - this Topshop version is very Dolce & Gabbana.

Long line bustier corset, £38,

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This fitted skirt with corset-like lacing instantly adds sex appeal to an outfit.

Black pencil skirt, £29.99,

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These dramatic teardrop earrings may look all ladylike, but the skull motif shows their dark side. Perfect for amping up a daywear look or pairing with a cocktail dress.

Blue teardrop skull earrings, £95,

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You'll stop traffic with this mesh-insert body, which looks great paired with denim or leather.

Wet look V mesh body, £20, Asos Boudoir at Asos

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Feminine, delicate... yet simultaneously daring because of the sheer fabric, a lace blouse is the perfect way to experiment with the trend.

Jedusor sheer lace blouse, £485, Paul & Joe at Net-a-Porter

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Gloves can add a major style statement to your look. These get triple points for being elbow-length, slashed and fingerless.

Black ripped leather elbow-length gloves, £240, Imoni at Liberty

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