BGT Fashion-Off: Amanda Holden v Alesha Dixon

With Alesha Dixon joining Amanda Holden on the Britain's Got Talent panel this year for the first time, all eyes were on what fashion spectacles the pair would pull out.

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And just as the past week of BGT semi-finals has seen some of our favourite ever acts, we've also seen some of our favourite frocks EVER on the show.

Unlike Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue or Tulisa and Kelly Rowland on the X Factor, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon often wore outfits to compliment each other - rather than undermine.

Often one choice of gown echoed another - which we really liked. Here's our round-up of the fashion-off between the pair, night by night.

Semi-Final 1

Alesha:  She wowed in a brightly-coloured Mary Katranzou dress for her opening night with a massive long train behind her. She confessed to that she did take it up a little to make the front shorter. Paired with Charlotte Olympic shoes.

Amanda: Mirrored Alesha's look with a shorter hem at the front but went for monochrome instead, in a sheer and black dress by J'Aton Couture with her hair in a simple but glam style by Ben Cooke.

Our verdict: Alesha's more daring train and bright popping colours wins.

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Semi-Final 2

Alesha: Went for a total contrast for the second night of semi-finals, choosing a short, long-sleeved beaded Gucci number with a 1920s art deco vibe. Apparently it took her three people to get it on her as it was so heavy. Teamed with skyscraper Gucci catwalk shoes and a gold nail.

Amanda: Opted for J'Aton Coutrure again but this time a white, Grecian, floor-lengthed gown with a bang-on-trend peplum and gold detail. Shoes Christian Louboutin (although you couldn't see them under the drapes of fabric).

Our verdict: Though we loved the fierceness of Alesha's look, we were swept away by Amanda's Grecian romanticism.

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Semi Final 2

Alesha:  Switched style again in a red, white and blue Balmain mini dress with a red Indian feel to it and poker straight hair. Teamed with Isabel Marant shoes.

Amanda: Another nod to the season's peplum trend, this time in a black and very tight fitting form courtesy of J'Aton Couture. A sophisticated up-do for her hair and killer black stilettos.

Our verdict: Although we love Amanda's take on the peplum craze, Alesha's daring Pocahontis-style little white dress which exhibited her endlessly long legs kept us captivated for longer.

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Semi Final 4

Alesha: She changed her mind last minute (was supposed to wear Julien MacDonald) but we're glad she did as it was our favourite of her BGT gowns, a black Falguni and Shane Peacock creation with a sci-fi vibe to it.  Similar to night 1 with its thigh-skimming hemline at the front, with longer length at the back. Paired with Julien MacDonald shoes.

Amanda: Channelled Alesha in shape (short at the front, train at the back) but contrasted in colour and fabric, Amanda's J'Aton Couture number was divinely delicate in white lace.

Our verdict: Both win. Individually sensationally but all the more amazing together.

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Semi Final 5

Alesha: Our least favourite of her looks, Alesha opted for a black and white Alexander McQueen dress with a flicked hem and gold shoes. We're not sure the look is really her - and perhaps needed more fierce accessories and hair to toughen up the floatiness.

Amanda: Not mad on Amanda's choice either. The teensy sparkly mini dress by L'Aton Couture looked like it needed an extra inch (was riding up almost to her knickers) and the black strappy sandals didn't add anything to the look.

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Alesha: Pulled out all the stops for the final in this Marios Schwab catwalk creation. A black sheer fabric over a sequin bodice with a patent belt and Christian Louboutin white shoes peeking through.

Amanda: A much more classic look, with a jewel-embellished bodice and fishtail skirt, Amanda looked like a vintage princess with her set curls, red lippy and diamonds.

Our verdict: Amanda wins the classic crown, Alesha the contemporary one. It's a tie.

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