Blogger and freelance copywriter Hattie West – formerly of Tatler and vogue.co.uk – talks us through her approach to occasion dressing as she styles two looks from ‘The Season‘…
‘If day-to-day you’re a serial down-dresser, being thrown out of your comfort zone into the sartorial minefield that is summertime occasion dressing can lead to full-blown outfit anxiety. But the good news is that dressing for the likes of weddings and the races has come on a long way recently, meaning you can throw your net far and wide. Jumpsuits and stylish separates fare well in place of dresses, and ditching colour in favour of monochrome is a widely-regarded go-to.’
There are no two ways about it, you can’t go wrong with spring florals. Without fail, brands are once again serving up a bouquet of rose, lily and daisy-strewn offerings. Pick wisely – many of these styles will stand the test of time.
BACK TO BLACK
It’s more than acceptable to wear black and/or white to weddings these days, and there are plenty of ways to tie it in, just resist blocking head to toe to avoid looking a) too corporate b) like the bride. Elevate the look with shoes and bags – two wardrobe mainstays that are well worth investing in.
7 New chic exclusive party dresses by Jovani on Neiman Marcus
Ready for spring events? For this exclusive collaboration, Jovani Design Director Julie DuRocher focused on embellishment, lace, plunge, peekaboo details, and body-con silhouettes. New exclusive party dresses exclusive from Jovani on Neiman Marcus.Read more.