Start planning on heading to warmer climates this holiday season and beyond. Resorts in Aruba, Barbados and the entire Caribbean are gearing up for the on-start of their tourist season.

With so many elegant resorts to choose from, smart casual is usually the order of the day However, a dress that makes a woman look great is a must to take along.

One head turner and hot seller was originally designed by Stella McCartney and known as the Bicolour Octavia dress.

Other fashion designers and dress manufacturers saw nothing but positives with this style. Now dubbed the “miracle dress” by its “body-embracing stretch,” it is offered to the public at more affordable pricing than its original.

The illusion of having a more slender shape is achieved with this frock, and woman will be happier to look sizes slimmer.

In the Stella McCartney version, black panels in a stretch fabric are placed subtly along the outline of the dress. They are barely noticeable. Its optical illusion has the eyes focus only on the contrasting panels in the front and back of the dress.

The Bicolour Octavia design has become popular among the celebrities.  Kate Winslet wore one on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. Singer Gloria Estefan and actress Liv Tyler have all worn the dress to rave reviews.

Another fact in keeping the appearance lean, when wearing a dress, is with the use of a designer handbag that is the perfect size.

The authentic Christian Dior Boston Bag in metallic silver leather has enough sheen to go from day into night at any 5 star resort or dining facility.

Crafted with the signature “Dior” embossed canvas,  the pre-owned Boston is adorned with fine quality golden hardware and smooth metallic trimming.

Double rolled leather handles attached to the stunning pre-owned Dior designer handbag can be gripped or placed over the arm, making it a breeze to carry. The quality truly shines through, and the slightly used Dior Boston  handbag goes even further to make a lasting impression for years to come by its four protective stud feet on its base.

The top zip, with attached leather pull, opens up to an inside that is fully lined in fine textile. This is the one bag with ample space to bring along all essentials and more.

One side of the interior offers a zipper pocket for extra security and safe keeping of important items such as keys. The opposite side contains an open pocket sized for a cell phone.

Add that “bling” to the slimming effects of the Bicolour Octavia dress by taking along an authentic Christian Dior Boston Bag.