It’s the height of summer and our social calendars are full to the brim with everything from wedding invites to garden parties. Still can’t find anything to wear? To help ease your wardrobe woes, we’ve collated our favourite occasion dresses for summer soirees – it’s time to make your entrance.
1. Ruffle it Up
How to make a floral dress feel more now? Just add ruffles. Finished with frills across the hemline, this summer-ready style offers a new-season update on past floral favourites. Team with a faux suede clutch bag in the same shade, and make the print pop with strappy mules in petal pink.
2. Elevated in Embroidery
Embroidery has the power to turn simple shapes into statement-making pieces – and this dress is certainly no exception. Beautifully adorned with blooming floral patterns, this navy number comes with a high-neck design that feels instantly more modern – we like it best with red block heels and a boxy clutch bag.
3. Time for Tea
The tea dress is one of SS18’s most sought-after silhouettes, delivering a flattering fit while staying true to the trends. For your next invite-only event, make a case for the modern classic with a floral design that falls just below the knees – we like how the asymmetric hemline adds a contemporary touch. Keep flowers in focus with simple accessories in pared-back pink.
4. Make a Beeline
Want to bend the rules of the event season dress code? Patterned with bees, this green jacquard mini offers a youthful take on classic occasionwear, while its A-line silhouette creates a figure-flattering fit. Pull out its pink palette with tonal accessories, from the clutch bag right down to the shoes.
5. Behold the Blooms
Summer florals don’t have to be sweet. Patterned with boldly-hued blooms on twilight tones, this modern midi dress lends itself to both sun-soaked invites, as well as early autumn weddings. Complement its colour palette with a clutch bag in rich berry tones, playing it down with block-heeled sandals in navy.