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Claudia Winkleman made this £45 party dress sell out after wearing it on Strictly Come Dancing

The Winkleman strikes again...

Leanne Bayley

On Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing - the first of the live shows - Claudia Winkleman rocked a super fun mini dress, and what's more, it was an absolute steal. Sporting a £45 velvet frill dress from Topshop, Claudia caused a mass sell-out just minutes after wearing it on the hit BBC show. Currently the dress only has availability in a size 18 - but fingers crossed it will be back in stock soon.

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The party-appropriate dress is velvet, V-neck and is covered in a studded detail. The model on the Topshop website has been styled with a pair of ankle boots, but 46-year-old Claudia wore her dress with sky-high black stiletto shoes. The dress breaks a key 'style rule' when it comes to evening wear; the age-old belief of not showing off cleavage AND legs. Well, this dress does both - and it shows off the back! Swit swoo, Claudia.

Claudia's £45 Topshop dress

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The mum-of-three was joined by her fellow Strictly co-host Tess Daly as they posed in a lift in the BBC studios. Tess, styled by her go-to stylist James Yardley, looked gorgeous in Roland Mouret, one of the Duchess of Sussex's favourite designers.

Tess and Claudia ready for show time! 

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Claudia and Tess are both known for their cool style - while Tess opts for a glossy, glam look, Claudia often goes a bit edgier, and favours the high-street and mid-range designers.

In an interview with Claudia back in 2017, she revealed to HELLO! That her style icon was ageing rock stars Steven Tyler and Chrissie Hynde. She said: "I love that ageing rocker look, dressed in black and looking like you slept in your make-up. I am convinced that I still have some eyeliner on from the '90s, and I'm good with that. And I'm good with ageing too. I mean I actually enjoy it, bring it on, it's a good thing to get older, it means you're alive."

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She continued: "I don't make much of an effort and have a bit of a uniform; black jeans, black t-shirt, black boots preferably ones that jingle when I walk like a pirate boot, and an oversized coat or jacket. I don't like anything too perfect, or anyone who looks like they have just stepped out of a salon; that's not for me. Add a fringe and you can look messy and ramshackle but with a bit of oomph."

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