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Style Advisor: Occasion Dressing

Style Advisor: Occasion Dressing

Event season is almost here. We’re sure that you’ve already had a stream of invitations showered upon you, from garden parties to weddings, each calling for a new outfit with which to wow the other guests. As lovely as it is to receive an invite, the life of a social butterfly demands an extensive wardrobe of occasion pieces to match. Nothing says summer like a bronzed-thigh-skimming dress or billowing chiffon palazzo pants. From maxi lengths to floral jumpsuits, find your perfect event piece and style it your way. See you at the bar.

THE BEACH PARTY

With beach weddings and private coastline parties now de rigueur, dress for the occasion in By Malene Birger’s floaty chiffon maxi in the palest shade of blue. Enjoy your bohemian day on the beach with Saint Laurent’s luxe leather sandals and shades by Tom Ford.

THE SUMMER DRINKS

Best when worn with a tan, Three Floor’s white lace dress is one of summer’s key pieces. There is an art to wearing all white, and we’d recommend a crisp white cover up for when the temperature drops in the evenings. Finish the look with black platforms and a Saint Laurent clutch.

THE GARDEN PARTY

Pimms on the lawn? Put the flowers to shame at a summer garden party with Diane von Fursetenberg’s floral wrap silk jumpsuit. The cape sleeves tap into one of SS17’s biggest trends, and the wide leg is crying out for a pointed Valentino pump. Just try not to sink into the lawn.

THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR

You know your BFF will want to party on her big day, so don’t let the bride down and instead channel ‘80s glamour with Mugler’s belted mini. You won’t need to wear much more with this dress than a touch of scent. Accessorise with metallic accessories by Jimmy Choo.