GIVING THE CONFIDENCE TO MAKE MEANINGFUL MEMORIES

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A DRESS FOR EVERY OCCASION

Event season is here, and our social calendars are busier than ever. But instead of tearing apart your wardrobe and proclaiming that you have absolutely nothing to wear, take a deep breath and discover our guide to getting dressed this party season.

WHY IS SUMMER A BUSY SOCIAL SEASON?

Embrace (arguably) the best months of the year and let your wardrobe mirror the sparkling colours that come alongside the change of season this summer.

HOW CAN I CHOOSE THE RIGHT DRESS FOR EVERY OCCASION?

Each invite comes with its own unique set of dressing rules. But the ultimate guide to staying stylish this summer is to lean into your personal style and choose confidence-boosting outfits.

If there is a particular type of dress code attached to the invitation (say black tie, cocktail or smart casual), do your research to make sure that you’ll be dressed appropriately. Certain dress codes can impact everything from the length of your hemline to the colour of your outfit (e.g. never wear white to a wedding). If your host has planned a theme, there are clever ways of incorporating this into your outfit, too. Think florals for a garden party or dazzling diamantes for a glamour-filled New Years Eve event.

WHAT DATES IN THE DIARY SHOULD YOU PLAN FOR?

As the weather heats up, so do the celebrations. Follow our rules for summer event dressing and be prepared for any date in the diary this season.

WEDDING SEASON

Feminine silhouettes and playful pops of colour are the order of the day for summer weddings this year. Have fun in the High Voltage Slip Dress, cast a striking silhouette in the Black Fast Forward Strapless Dress or turn heads in the Cadaques Slip Dress. The right accessories will accentuate each one of these divine pieces.

GARDEN PARTIES

Lean into warm tones or florals this season as you get ready for a garden party. Look for eye catching details with the likes of our Summer Blaze Shirt Dress, New Horizons Maxi Dress, or Distorted Floral Shirt Dress – each one is unique i n their own way.

WORK CHRISTMAS PARTIES

If your mantra is work hard, play hard, the office Christmas party is the perfect place to show off your most stylish side. We simply adore the striking simplicity of the In a Twist Dress or Summer Blaze Strapless Dress. If you want to take things up a notch, there is no denying the allure of the Double Time Pleat Dress

CHRISTMAS DAY

Christmas Day calls for something special. After spending the morning unwrapping presents in the comfort of your pyjamas, dial up the drama and slip into something a little more eye-catching. The Distorted Floral Dress makes for a floral addition to the day, while the Stark Contrast Maxi Dress is a cool yet comfortable option to take you from pre-lunch cocktails until the last bite of pudding is finished.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Finding the perfect New Year's Eve dress is no small feat. Kiss goodbye to 2023 and say hello to all that 2024 has to offer in a dynamic mini dress. Whether you choose make a statement in the High Voltage Mini Dress keep things simple in the In a Twist Dress or add a splash of fun with the Footprints Slip Dress, there is no denying that all eyes will be on your as the clock strikes midnight.

As you shed your winter layers and get set to indulge in the revelry of the silly season, chances are you’ve noticed your calendar filling up quickly. Summer proves to be just the right time to throw a soirée. And with a backlog of pandemic-delayed weddings, an appetite for sun-soaked celebrations and festive invitations rolling in, this year seems to be busier than ever.

3 TIPS FOR BUILDING STRIKING SUMMER OUTFITS

LAYER UP

The weather can be unpredictable at this time of year. It's always best to incorporate layers into your look so that you can (stylishly) navigate hot or cold temperatures throughout the event.

DON’T FORGET ACCESSORIES

Jewellery and hair accessories are the best ways to enhance your outfits and add a little bit of personality to your look. Whether you prefer chunky, statement pieces or more subtle styles, a pair of earrings, stacked rings and layered necklaces will add on-trend punctuation for any event.

BE BOLD WITH COLOUR

Now is the time to let your true colours show. Let the sunshine and good times influence your outfit choices and amp up your wardrobe with bright styles this summer. It's the ultimate dopamine hit.

Whatever the springtime throws your way, know that you’ll be dressed to the nines with

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