Who wore it best? Alexa Chung vs Karen Gillan in Orla Kiely

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Two beauties, one dress; and the style-off continues, this time with a pretty organza boat neck dress by Orla Kiely.

Dubbed the Queen of prints, Irish designer Orla Kiely has doused everything from kitchenware to handbags in her infectiously kitsch prints, and the cute contrasting flower trim around the neckline of this dress hasn’t gone unnoticed by two of the hottest style setters.

Seen at Erdem’s AW11 show during London Fashion Week in February, Alexa Chung’s cutesy take on the Kiely dress won us over. Paired with black platform heels and a jumper tied around the neck, she exuded preppy cool, and with her signature tousled bob, Chanel handbag and minimal makeup, this look makes a perfect transition from day to night.

But Doctor Who starlet Karen Gillan gave Alexa a run for her money just this month, working off-screen glamour as she attended the Doctor Who box set signing on April 8 in New York.

The Brit beauty’s off-hand daytime look takes this pretty dress from cute to kickass. Karen added definition with a belted waist and solid punch of colour via her vibrant turquoise Miu Miu cross-body bag. Dewy makeup, a glossy red mane and brown ankle boots complete the look (although we do wish the bag was slung off the shoulder, rather than across her entire front).

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