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Heatwave Party Dressing: Decoded

23.07.18

It's getting hot in here. We highlight four occasionwear options that will help you keep cool at any soirée as the temperatures soar...

 

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BEAT THE HEAT IN LOOSE PLEATS

 

As the sun glares down, the last thing you need is to feel restricted or uncomfortable in bodycon or figure-hugging clothing. A beautifully breezy silhouette that moves as you walk will allow you to feel cool and relaxed, especially when teamed with a lightweight summer cami. 


SHOW OFF YOUR TAN IN CRISP WHITES

 

If you've managed to get a gorgeous bronzed glow over the last few weeks, highlight your summer tan with the contrast of cool whites, especially in a skin-baring silhouette. For a more formal summer occasion, stick to a palette of cream and eggshell tones or if you're looking to steal the spotlight, opt for a statement printed piece. 

 


 REACH FOR A STylish SLEEVELESS TOP

 

The classic 'jeans and a nice top' formula works well for a warm-weather event, ideally in a sleeveless style to help you avoid breaking a sweat. Far from basic, this combo can be updated with a skirt, tailored trousers or shorts (depending on the dress code) and chic detailing such as embellishment and sheer panelling keep your outfit from looking too laidback.

 


SWAP A DRESS FOR TAILORED SHORTS

 

When it's just too hot for even a mini dress, shorts are an easy and practical alternative. Styled with considered design elements such as tonal shoes to give the illusion of longer legs and a smart blazer, a pair of sharply tailored shorts can look formal, fashionable and summer-party friendly. 

 

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