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Style Advisor: Luxe Summer Style

Style Advisor: Luxe Summer Style

From Dolce and Gabbana’s bold florals to the artisanal-chic of Jimmy Choo’s espadrille sandals, summer style is all about relaxed glamour. A summer dress will be your hero wardrobe piece whether you’re at home or holidaying in the south of France, taking you from garden parties to city sightseeing tours to balmy evenings at the beachside bar. Whatever your itinerary, have a summer fling with our guide to dressing for the sun.

model on a beach wearing a Zimmermann lace floral mini dress


From rose to bubble-gum, everyone’s wearing pink this season and Zimmermann’s floral mini with fluted sleeves looks as good at dinner as it does on the beach. Colour-block with Valentino’s studded bag to give it a pretty edge.


Reams of light, billowing fabric and a bohemian floral print in terracotta shades make this co-ordinating Zimmermann set a jet-setter’s vacation wardrobe staple. Go for bare-foot luxury by the beach or slip into some glittering sandals for evening.

Model on a beach wearing a Zimmermann two-piece
Model in the sun wearing a Dolce and Gabbana dress


Dolce and Gabbana’s Mediterranean influence make their summer dresses icons of the genre. Channel a ‘50s heroine look with oversized cat-eye shades by Gucci and white sling-backs from Jimmy Choo.

Photography: Matthew Brann, Makeup: Using Charlotte Tilbury | With special thanks to the Vale of Glamorgan