Summer spells days at the races, prosecco fuelled picnics and garden parties, and more weddings than you can shake a cream tulle wrapped stick at. Invited and days out galore are a recipe for wardrobe woe but planning ahead and finding your ‘one dress fits all’ can save hours of changing room tears and empty purses.
The fifties inspired a-line remains the go to dress for all occasions and body shapes so we’ve picked out the best for you to enjoy this summer and beyond!
This summer stunner by Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser (£115) will put in some serious mileage over a summer filled with events, keeping it firmly on your favourites pile for years to come. Flatter curves with the cinched waist, highlighted to miniscule proportions with a bright red waistband. Elegantly exposed décolletage and knee skimming length keeps the style modern, whilst a full skirt with bold floral design is just the right side of Park Avenue prim.
This pastel and lace combo from ASOS (£40) is another dress that will see you through the season! Pastels are everywhere and suit most skins tones, while the eyelash lace paneling creates and amazing silhouette which is enhanced by the waistband!
Sticking with pastels, this chiffon embellished dress from Coast (£125) is a perfect dress for all occasions! It’s lightweight and the metallic beading is on trend for SS14! Compared to the structure of the other dresses, this has a softer waistband but it is still flattering and stylish.
Our final go to dress is this stripped number from Phase Eight, and whats even better is that it is currently in their sale for £129! The contrast of pink pastels and black give the dress milage for years to come! Its lined with a tulle skirt and comes with a detachable black belt which chinches in the waist even more, while the bow adds extra detail.
Accessories hold the key to getting the most from your dresses, with the ability to effortlessly transform
any dress from relaxed garden party to grand estate wedding. Garden parties and days at the races call for relaxed tan accessories, with chic wedges keeping you stylish and giving you height whilst helping you avoid the dreaded heels in the grass situation. We love these leather ones from Dune, £69!
Always match your heels and clutch accordingly but let the dress do the talking with leg-lengthening sky high nude heels and a simple but incredibly chic fascinator, like this one from Jasper Conran at Debenhams, £85.
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By Rebecca Martin
Featured Image from The Daily Mail