Adds curves in all the right places

02:48, Sep 20 2012
Illusion dress
Kate Winslet in Stella McCartney's magic dress.
Illusion dress
Tika Sumpter in a similar style.
Illusion dress
Splurge: Victoria Beckham $2800 from Netaporter. Spend: $130 from Forever New. Save: Portmans $99.95 from Farmers
Illusion dress
Splurge: Narciso Rodruguez $2400 from netaporter. Spend: Stitches dress $139.99 from Farmers. Save: $60 fom Boohoo.co.nz
Illusion dress
Splurge: Mason $1150 from Netaporter. Save: $100 from Topshop.com
Illusion dress
Splurge: Peter Pilotto $2200 from netaporter. Spend: $70 from Topshop.com. Save: Ignite $59.99 from Farmers
Illusion dress
Winslet loves this look so much she has it in several colours...and so can you.

They're calling it the Illusion Dress and it's being heralded as the most flattering garment since the invention of the Wonderbra.

Seen on the runways at Stella McCartney, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Victoria Beckham, this wonder frock has started popping up on the red carpet.

This dress is a celebration of the female form and can give va-va-voom curves to even the most stick thin figure.

The contrasting panels works on negative space to create the illusion of an hour glass shape, with the darker side panels slimming down the silhouette.

We've been waiting impatiently for this magic dress to hit our shores and finally it has. Whether you're looking to save, spend or splurge, there's version for you.

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