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Summer season: day of the dress


Mosaic Cowl dress in True Red with a Suede Shoulder bag in Riviera Blue

Well the nation might have moved on from Royal Wedding fever, but as we enter the summer months, the British outdoor season is really only just upon us - races, weddings and outdoor parties abound.

Any outdoor gathering is a wonderful opportunity to dress up and enjoy your colours and your clothes, but presents its own list of challenges. You want to look the part, but need to feel comfortable and probably to wear the same outfit for hours and hours without feeling over or under dressed. Oh, and you need shoes you can walk in too - don't forget that outdoor gatherings almost always mean grass.

The trick is to base your outfit around a truly fantastic, but wonderfully comfortable dress. Our spring/summer collection has several options that will carry you from day to evening with zero effort, no matter how formal the event. As an added bonus, they are all stretch jersey, so you'll stay comfortable and un-creased all day too, rather than feeling stiff and starched in a non-stretch fabric.

Summer formal events are the perfect occasion to embrace a bit of colour too. Us Brits are generally far less confident wearing colour during the colder months, but while there's some chance of the sun putting in an appearance, we can embrace our boldest and best colours without fear. Joyful bright colours that suit you will help you look and feel your best on any occasion, and make for wonderful photos too.

You've got the invitation, you've got the dress code, now it's time to choose the dress!


City rooftop garden party? Pair a Claudia dress with a clutch, classic heels and a Cashmere Gauze Stole for warmth.

Shown in Aqua with a Light Emerald Suede Shoulder Bag


City weddings call for a cool look and the bodycon Joanna dress will get you there in style. Add a biker jacket for edgy chic.

Shown in True Red with a Royal Blue Alexa Zip Jacket


Turn up the glam factor with the luxurious cowl necked Lola dress. Add sparkly heels and accessories for maximum wow.

Shown in Turquoise with a Silver Metallic Leather Clutch bag


Keep it pretty with the Floral Wrap dress for your next garden party invite. Simple wedges will enable you to walk on grass while keeping your look smart.

Shown in Poppy & Teal with a Soft White Cashmere Gauze Stole and a Light Emerald Suede Shoulder Bag


Super flattering with waist ruching and forgiving all over print, the Mosaic Cowl dress just needs a hat and clutch for a super stylish day at the races.

Shown in Bright Blue with a Riviera Blue Suede Shoulder Bag.

Mrs Iona Jenkins. Jenkins on Jun 06, 2018 3:06 PM

Loved the beautiful Mosaic Cowl dress