Dressing Up

CREPE JERSEY CROCHET TRIM SHIFT DRESS £165

 

The last bastions of traditional style amid the confusion of modern life could be Royal Ascot and The Wedding. The Royal Enclosure at Ascot is the most formal, with hats de rigueur. This year’s style guide states that jumpsuits can be worn, as well as trouser suits!

Whatever your style, a dress always works for all our summer social occasions;

• The Winser Colour Block Fitted Shift Dress, in stone and black, and the Miracle Dress with Guipure Lace in stone, midnight navy or black with the lace in black, are both £135. These are new to the collection and already a popular choice, and perfect for any special events. 

• We can’t trust the British weather and the Milano Cotton Edge-to-Edge Coat, £115, worn with the Milano Cotton Shift Dress, £99, is striking in Hollywood red and super-chic in blush.

• The Cotton Textured V-neck Shift Dress, £79, in white looks amazing teamed with the Cotton Textured Jacket, £89. The jacket has midnight navy placket detailing. The pure cotton fabric and the neat tailoring reminds of Coco Chanel’s early creations, combining comfort and style. 

• The Winser Tweed Collection, which includes dress, jacket and skirt, is fabulously smart in ivory. The modern fabric composition includes cotton and wool and is as light as a feather. I also love the coat in an Hollywood Red or camel. 

• The Lauren Tailored Blazer, £295, creates a pant suit, or just wear the blazer over a dress. Polo, Henley, Wimbledon, dinner or the office, a pearly cream jacket is a necessary piece for the season.

• Another charmer is the Cotton Pleated Dress, £115, in Hollywood red and midnight navy. The shape is extremely flattering and the pleated skirt is sweetly flirty. 

Occasion dressing does need some planning, especially if photographs are involved. Not the time for edgy dressing or milkmaid frocks. Best to take the elegant road. It’s good to note the Princess of Wales is the perfect icon and inspiration for occasion wear.

Dressing Up

CREPE JERSEY FITTED DRESS £99

 

CREPE JERSEY CROCHET TRIM SHIFT DRESS £165

Dressing Up

MIRACLE SHIFT DRESS £135

 

MIRACLE DRESS WITH GUIPURE LACE £135