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Shop the Trends: MET Gala 2015

The theme was 'China: Through the Looking Glass' and this year's MET Gala embodied the opulence and ornate magnificence of the Orient in the costumes and dresses worn by the likes of Joan Smalls and Gigi Hadid (pictured above).

Though it is always interesting to see how the gala theme was interpreted by its A-list attendees, it's the wearable trends we have kept an eye on. And in keeping with the Chinese motif, it was all about rich Asian colours of deep reds and purples, and of course, a bit of chinoiserie.

Here's our picks of the best dress trends, plus how you can get the look (gala is optional, of course):

Ladies in Red

Jourdan Dunn, Gigi Hadid and Rose Byrne (pictured above) radiated in red, a colour considered by the Chinese to mean good luck.

Spread the good fortune in our best red dresses:

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    Core High Neck Ruched Dress by Shona Joy

    An elegant evening option from Shona Joy, this dress is softened with a drape through the body and a split to the centre front.

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    Warrior Lace Midi Dress by Lover

    The Warrior Lace Midi Dress features peekaboo floral French lace contrasted with short sleeves and a demure grown on neckline.

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    Parallel Dress by Bec & Bridge

    The Parallel Dress is cut for a slim fit with over-the-shoulder straps and contrast banding to the body.

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Chinoserie chic

Georgia May Jagger, Emily Ratajkowski and Emily Blunt (pictured above) embodied chinoiserie chic in its many different forms.

Here's our picks of print dresses inspired by the Orient:

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    Sophia Shift Dress by Diane von Furstenberg

    The Sophia dress is made from a premium wool and silk blend and features a feminine floral garden print.

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    Tasiele Jacquard Dress by Ted Baker

    Cut with a modern midi hem and and an elegant high, round neckline, the Tasiele dress is an evening essential.

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  • 3

    Fitted Strapless Ceramic Dress by Nicola Finetti

    This fitted strapless dress features an exclusive ceramic print spliced with solid side panels to create a sleek, streamlined silhouette.

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Purple Reign

Daring to be different, purple was the colour of choice for Alison Brie, Gabrielle Upton and Joan Smalls (pictured above).

Here's how to reign in purple:

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    Telesto Dress by CAMILLA AND MARC

    Crafted from a luxurious silk, this floor length dress features a halter neck and a tie front.

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    The Pass Cocktail Midi Dress by Shona Joy

    This minimalist midi dress from Shona Joy features slim spaghetti straps and an asymmetric split front hemline.

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  • 3

    Silk Plunge Short Dress by Zimmermann

    This silk dress from Zimmermann features a modern asymmetric hem that is softened by drapes through the bodice and skirt.

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