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Dressed for an occasion09.05.12
As the summer calendar slowly starts to fill, so will your need for a stylish raft of outfits. Be sure to match your style to the occasion, from fun to formal and more relaxed affairs, there's a shape to suit and a look to love. Take a walk through a summer of style.
About the Shoot
Occasion dressing is a sure sign that summer has arrived. From weddings to races and garden parties alike, there’s a shape, style and look to perfectly match your every invitation.
We took to the beautiful gardens of Regent's park to flick through our favourite looks for all your diary dates.
For formal occasions adopt a sophisticated approach, no daring hemlines or racy necklines here, the classic Sixties shift is your failsafe option. Figure-hugging but never vulgar, the shift focuses on the form of your body highlighting the best bits; a slender calf, a nipped-in waist and elegant shoulders - these are all pre-requisites for a faultless arrival at any formal function.
If your affair calls for a little more movement and less formality, a fit and flare dress will work perfectly. Born for the dance floor, these dresses boast a streamlined bodice and cinched waist which give way at the hips, seducing you into curve-enhancing swirls, twirls and spins.
Relaxed happenings are the perfect avenue for the season’s maxis. Take long and luxe Seventies-inspired styles in beautiful colours or glamorous finishes and keep styling to a minimum — the dress is all you need. Treat this as an unleashing of your bohemian side, your freedom will radiate, as will the acres of fabrics which dance flirtatiously around your ankles.
Of course it’s not all about the dresses, trousers can go formal too. But, forget stuffy suits, it’s all about the mismatched two-piece. Take the opportunity to play with your proportions; long and louche trousers are begging for a chic cropped top to feel on-trend. If this feels a little bare, pull-on a statement jacket and you’ll melt into whichever style your party requires.
Whatever you do, dress up, your diary wants you to...