Kirstie Allsopp's dresses—where to buy the property expert's figure-flattering dresses

Kirstie Allsopp's dresses have made her a style icon. Here's the inside scoop on her most-worn brands...

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Kirstie Allsopp's dresses have become quite the talking point over the years, with the property guru becoming synonymous with a printed, '50s style frock. 

Two decades after she arrived on our screens in 2000 as the presenter of Location, Location, Location, Kirstie has cemented her position as the queen of TV property programs. But she's also a style queen. Kirstie Allsopp's dresses mean we're often double-screening, using our phones to work out where her dress is from whilst we watch her on television. 

Style that seems effortless, like Kirsty's, is tricky, but usually involves a capsule wardrobe built around core staples, such as your best jeans, with a few signature pieces that are individual to you, such as a selection of dresses with pockets

Just as Kate Middleton's dresses form part of her signature look, so do Kirstie's: her style is elegant and glamorous, as well as figure-flattering. But the real key to Kirstie Allsopp's dresses is in the labels she supports. The property guru loves female-founded businesses and, in particular, British clothing brands. She explained on Twitter, "Most of the dresses I wear for work are either made for me by the lovely @makwana_rashmi or by Samantha Sung @TheCrossShop or @KjsLaundry."

Those two favorite shops are both in London, The Cross Shop, in Holland Park, and KJs Laundry in Marylebone. She also revealed on her Instagram that she often shops for fabrics in west London's Shepherd's Bush, which she then takes to her favorite designer Rashmi Makwana.

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So how can you get your hands on Kirstie Allsopp's dresses and channel her iconic style? Yes, she favors independent brands and boutiques, but when she isn't scouting for unique finds, the presenter also loves to shop at her favorite high-end British high-street labels. And much like Holly Willoughby's dresses, they are bound to be a sell-out. Here's the lowdown on her go-to brands:

Kirstie Allsopp's dresses—our fashion team’s top picks from her favorite brands 

From quintessentially British brands to luxury designers, emulate Kirstie Allsopp's signature look from a range of labels. Here are her go-to dress brands, with look-a-like styles and our fashion team's top picks from each. 

Me + Em

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Founded in 2009 by Clare Hornby, Me + Em’s philosophy is to create intelligent style for intelligent women. The brand ensures its pieces are always flattering, functional, and made to last.

Often spotted on our screens in one of Me + Em’s beautiful floral frocks, Kirstie showcases exactly why we love the British brand so much. Their contemporary prints and classic shapes make for fabulously versatile dresses you’ll want to keep in your wardrobe forever.


Fashion team's picks from Me + Em:

Justine Tabak

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The female-founded brand makes all of its garments in the UK from fine British fabrics using small, local manufacturers. And the pieces are inspired by the British Isles too: in true Brit style, Justine Tabak ensure their collections are in keeping with changeable weather. The trans-seasonal designs can be layered and styled all year round. As Kirstie demonstrates in an Instagram post, the fabulous frocks look great under the best winter coats in chillier weather.


Fashion team's picks from Justine Tabak:

Tucker

Kirstie Allsopp's dresses: Tucker

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If you want to learn how to style a shirt dress, then Kirstie is your woman, because this is her go-to silhouette. Belted, a shirt dress offers a clever way to emphasize your waist and creates a stunning silhouette. The classic style provides instant elegance and is perfect for both work and play. The TV presenter once revealed that she has an extensive collection of Tucker shirt dresses. The New York label was founded in 2006 by Gaby Basora. The womenswear brand focus on creating luxury classic pieces that are made to stand the test of time.

Crafted from beautiful printed silk and cotton, each Tucker dress is designed in New York and made in their own factory. The label prioritizes sustainability, creating and printing each individual piece on a made-to-order basis, reducing waste and over-production.


Fashion team's picks from Tucker:

Samantha Sung

Kirstie Allsopp's dresses: Samantha Sung

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If you love Kirstie Allsopp's dresses as much as us, you might already know that the presenter especially loves a Samantha Sung frock. "I bought my first one several years ago and now have quite a few because they work for every occasion," she said. In particular, Kirstie favors their Audrey dress, a classic collared '50s style gown.

Samantha Sung has worked in some of fashion’s most coveted roles, including a stint as head designer for Ralph Lauren Collections in New York and Cerutti in Milan. In 2006 she launched her own line, known for its feminine elegance and colorful prints.


Fashion team's picks from Samantha Sung:

Zimmermann

Kirstie Allsopp's dresses: Zimmermann

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Back in 2017, Kirstie showcased her hourglass figure in this bohemian piece by Australian designer Zimmermann. With a cinched-in waist and delicate Broderie Anglaise, the dress was a stunning summer choice for the property expert.

The popular brand was founded by sisters, Nicky and Simone, in Sydney in 1991. Since then Zimmermann has stayed true to its original vision, creating sophisticated feminine pieces in colorful and intricate prints. Just like Kirstie, we are ardent admirers of their floaty frocks.


Fashion team's picks from Zimmermann:

Emma White is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has worked in the publishing industry since she graduated with an English Literature degree from the University of Southampton in 2018. Combining her love of writing and fashion, she started working as part of the fashion team at woman&home in early 2019.


Emma writes about a broad range of fashion topics, from trending seasonal styles, to sustainable fashion, how to get designer looks for less on the high street and timeless wardrobe classics. When she isn’t writing she is probably shopping, looking for the latest piece to update her wardrobe.