How to avoid the same dress disaster this Christmas by Harvey Nichols

High end department store Harvey Nichols unveils its 2012 festive advert: 'Avoid A Same Dress Disaster'

Harvey Nichols' 2012 Christmas advert is based around the dilemma that most women fear every party season – turning up to a do wearing the same dress as another guest.

In a hilarious festive party scenario two women who turn up to a party wearing the same red shift dress.

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The pair lock eyes and exchange a few threatening looks before all hell breaks loose and the women battle each other in a laser light shoot out, ripping the venue to shreds. 

Harvey Nichols’ Group Press and Marketing Director, Julia Bowe said: “The ‘Same Dress Disaster’ is something that every woman can relate to; it’s happened to the best of us, especially during the party season.”The women zap each other with laser light in a party fight © Harvey Nichols

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Julia added that the video was made to “remind people that a potential disaster could be averted by taking the time to find a truly unique and beautiful dress in-store at Harvey Nichols.”

You have been warned.

Have you ever experienced the same disaster? Let us know over on Twitter with #YLifestyledressdisaster