Reliable, flattering and versatile, it's no wonder that the wiggle dress has been gracing the curves of Marilyn Monroe and the like since the 1950s. And as strong as ever, the coveted style is back with a bang this season, only with new and improved colours, prints and embellishments. If our interview with fashionista Dawn O'Porter wasn't enough to convince you off this timeless style, then take a look at our five different outfit ideas for the weekend, to ignite some wiggle dress envy. From sophisticated cap-sleeve styles to racy figure-hugging numbers, it will be difficult to resist...


For a traditional tribute to the wiggle dress, a sophisticated style, like the Aftershock London Talesia Dress in Coral, £73, with flattering cap-sleeves will more than suffice. In a beautiful summer coral this dress can be taken from the office to the bar with no more than a quick slick of lipstick. Keep the classic vibe going with simple black court shoes and a vintage style bag, like the Zandra Rhodes Ellie 01 in Black, £95. Get the Look: Aftershock London Talesia Dress in Coral, £73, Aftershock London Lydia Pointed High Heels in Black, £69, Zandra Rhodes Ellie 01 in Black, £95, Johnny Loves Rosie Ida Stud Earrings, £22


Not only is the Honor Gold Nikki Dress in Mint, £85, a Team LBD favourite, but it's fashionista Dawn O'Porter's exclusive wiggle dress pick! With a flattering high-neckline which oozes elegance, and an on-trend mint-green shade, you'll have more than enough feminine allure. Add a gold embellished clutch bag and a chic up-do to complete your ladylike look with a stylish finish.

Get the Look: Honor Gold Nikki Dress in Mint, £85, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Beige, £64, Aftershock London Millie Embellished Clutch in Black, £89, Krystal London Hent Earrings in Topaz, £30


Wiggle dresses are perfect for most occasions, but if it's a glam look you're opting for this weekend, then embellishment is the route to take. A sleek and chic LBD, like the Forever Unique Genese Strapless Pencil Dress, £275, will create an enviable silhouette, whilst it's flamboyantly structured and sequinned bodice will create plenty of red-carpet glamour. Co-ordinate your accessories with your embellishment, with the Aftershock London Mackenzie Clutch Bag in Red, £44, and add more allure to the look with dazzling silver earrings. Get the Look: Forever Unique Genese Strapless Pencil Dress, £275, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Black, £64, Aftershock London Mackenzie Clutch Bag in Red, £44, Krystal London Dangling Reef Earrings, £45


Although the wiggle dress famously flaunts figures and creates an hourglass silhouette, for those of us who want to take things to the next level with a slinky head-turning dress, the Ceme London Grace Navy Blue Dress, £95, will do the job. Featuring beautiful draping, a racy low-neckline and in a most flattering jersey fabric, this dress is not for the faint-hearted! Channel wiggle dress icon, Marliyn Monroe, with chic rose-gold accessories and subtle nude accessories. Get the Look: Ceme London Grace Navy Blue Dress, £95, Bourne Arabella Shoe in Nude, £150, Aftershock London Ruth Clutch in Pink, £44, Fiorelli Pave Set Round Bracelet in Rose Gold, £22


If you think the wiggle dress is too retro for you, then we have the perfect dress to solve your sartorial doubts. The Lipstick Boutique Jada Dress, £65, not only features gorgeous tangerine and purple shades, but is decorated with an eye-catching floral print for a completely contemporary finish!  Also featuring a scalloped bardot-neckline, all this individual dress needs are some neutral accessories and a little shimmer.

Get the Look: Lipstick Boutique Jada Dress, £65, Aftershock London Lucy Peep Toe Heel in Grey, £74, Zandra Rhodes Bella Bag in Silver Glitter, £45, Krystal London Lily Crystal Earrings, £25 Shop our wiggle dress collection for more sultry styles.