After months of wearing your favourite stay-at-home casual, you are ready to enjoy the brighter and longer days honouring special moments you might have missed and new occasions with a celebratory wardrobe to match.
These days we’ll take any excuse to dress up and with diaries filling up with garden gatherings, country weddings and birthday celebrations, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a new outfit.
Now that you’ve RSVP'd to your first event of the season, reuniting with your loved ones will be a breeze with Browns’ summer edit of flowing dresses and casual separates.
Effortless and easy to wear, a classic summer dress is a fully formed look for any outdoor event. With picnic checks, ditsy floral prints and prairie details, a pretty sundress is a welcome addition to a park get-together, BBQ or rooftop drinks. Simple to dress up or down by the accessories you pair them with, these floaty frocks look as good worn with chunky boots for everyday as they do with heels for a special occasion. Enjoy sunshine-ready style with striped smocks from Borgo De Nor, pillowy sleeve dresses from GANNI and square neck midis from Reformation.
For those more formal soirees, only a party dress will do. Whether it’s an evening wedding reception or simply the most elegant of house parties, a statement number has the magical ability to turn you into the belle of the ball for the night. Acting as your own fairy godmother, designers like Rasario, 16Arlington and The Vampire’s Wife are here to accompany you to your next celebration. From silky nightwear inspired slips to ‘80s style silhouettes, these cocktail dresses are sure to turn heads whilst you are tearing up the dance floor.
Smart and unmistakably chic, women’s tailoring balances a masculine edge with overtly feminine statuesque silhouettes and fluid fits. During the warmer months, we look to soft natural linen and neutral palettes when wearing suiting to summer events. Whether you are layering an oversized blazer on top of a dress or opting for a loose fit suit, tailored pieces are a simple way to elevate your look for an important occasion. When it comes to sartorial elegance, we look to short suits from Jacquemus and structured shapes from Low Classic for inspiration.
Whilst glass slippers may not be a practical choice, Cinderella knew how to make a statement with her iconic party pumps. Not one to shy away from a touch of sparkle, you too may look for a twinkling heel to impress your fellow guests when completing your special occasion outfit. Luckily we have plenty to choose from thanks to Gianvito Rossi’s metallic sandals, Jimmy Choo’s diamante details and Amina Muaddi’s crystal creations.
Adding that final touch to your look, accessories can not only provide that extra sprinkling of style but also serve as a useful tool on important days. Whether you’re in need of a mini bag to carry your camera or sunglasses to hide your teary eyes whilst listening to the wedding vows, occasion accessories make the perfect plus one. Look to beaded bracelet bags from Vanina, oversized sunglasses from Gentle Monster and phone case bags from Rosantica to make memories with.
Words by Alexandra Oliver
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