Women say the dress they'd wear forever is one like Victoria Beckham's pink Roland Mouret Moon
Nearly every woman owns one perfect frock which makes her feel great no matter what.
And it might look something like the pink Roland Mouret Moon dress worn here by Victoria Beckham.
When women were asked to identify key features of their ‘Forever Dress’, many said it was in a rich and deep block colour. It tended to be just above the knee and made with good-quality stretch fabric, hugging the figure in all the right places.
Feeling in the pink: A dress just like Posh's bright frock is one many women say they'd wear forever
A conservative neckline, capped sleeves and being machine washable were other key qualities, while every woman said that it must make her feel slimmer.
The survey was carried out by Debenhams, which is using the findings to create what it hopes will be the perfect frock.
A total of 91 per cent of women believe they have found the right dress. But 98 per cent of those women agree ‘the one’ is extremely difficult to find.
According to the survey by Debenhams, women on average have owned only one perfect dress in their lifetime.
The dress makes them feel ‘confident’, ‘slim’ and ‘appropriately dressed no matter what’.
They cost us an average of 55, but 85 per cent of women said that they would pay up to 200 for the perfect dress.
Following the thread: The survey into British women's dress sense was carried out by high-street favourite Debenhams
And while the little black dress is usually seen as a staple for every woman’s wardrobe, only 42 per cent of women said their ‘forever’ dress was black. Others named their favourites as red, navy, royal blue and grey.
Spokesman Carie Barkhuizen said: ‘Your Forever Dress is the one you turn to when you are meeting your ex, your mother-in-law or attending a school reunion – situations that need a tried and tested solution to feeling confident and looking great.
‘It appears that there is only one of these dresses out there for every woman, and the relationship we have with it is long term. It may hang in your wardrobe for most of the year but you never forget it’s there – it’s every woman’s sartorial Old Faithful.’