The Event Dress Edit: What to wear for every occasion

Well hello strawberries and fizz. Hello events. Hello event dressing. Yes, the summer scene is kicking off and we've never been so excited to socialise after two years of not being able to gather in significant numbers. However, event dressing can be a real style challenge and even more so after too many zoom calls and dressing to be seen from the waist up only. So whether you're heading to Glyndebourne, Wimbledon, Ascot, a Royal Garden Party, a graduation, a wedding...or simply mixing with the neighbours at your street's Jubilee party... you'll need the right dress. Diaries are filling up with events that require some closet consideration. Here's some wardrobe wonders that will ensure style success whatever you've got pencilled in this summer. 

The Elegant Maxi Dress

The Event Edit. Elegant Maxi for wedding guest dressing

Where it will take you: Light and ethereal, this Scotch & Soda Voile Maxi Dress, £220, will take you to numerous events but we dream of wafting in it to the sounds of opera at Glyndebourne or wearing it with a lovely cream blazer to be best dressed at a summer wedding.

Wear it with: Yaya Egret Blazer, £139.95, Part Two Sunglasses, £29.95, and Nooki Bag, £60.

The Statement Floral Dress

chelsea flower show event dressing

Where it will take you: Well, you don't want to be a wallflower at the Chelsea Flower Show, do you? So turn heads in this Stine Goya Dress, £260. Also, a pretty number for a grand summer wedding too.

Wear it with: For a matchy-matchy choose these Stine Goya Sunglasses, £42, and Nunoo Bag, £175. Or go a little bit bolder with clashing orange accessories

The Flirty Floral Dress

Event dresses at Biscuit Clothing floral print dress

Where it will take you: This Cras Dress, £169, is sweet yet dressed-up enough to take you to a variety of summer events from a formal garden party to a day at the races. Royal Ascot anyone?

Wear it with: Enamel Copenhagen Earrings, £58, Anni Lu Necklace, £255, Beck Sondergaard Hairclip, £22, and Ba&sh Bag, £295.

The All-white Maxi Dress

Where it will take you: If there was ever a perfect dress to wear to a summer's day sitting in the crowd of Wimbledon's Centre Court - it is this tennis whites Dilli Grey Dress, £150. It's also super-cool for a garden gather with friends be it for a BBQ or a little Queen's Jubilee celebration.

Wear it with: Part Two Sunglasses, £29.95, Part Two Hat, £29.95, Beck Sondergaard Bag, £100and Hartford Shoes, £175.

The All-rounder Dress

Where it will take you: This sweet floral print Velvet by Graham & Spencer Dress, £255, will take you anywhere from garden parties to weddings and beyond.

Wear it with: Yaya Earrings, £22Part Two Sunglasses, £29.95, and Enamel Copenhagen Bracelet, £65.

The Pretty in Pink Dress

Where it will take you: Follow in the chic footsteps of the style icon of our time Queen Elizabeth II. She loves a little bit of matchy-matchy so if you've been lucky enough to be invited to one of the Queen's Royal Garden Parties this summer pay homage in this saccharine sweet Cras Dress, £169, teamed with pink accessories. 

Wear it with: Cras Jacket, £179, Beck Sondergaard Bag, £57and Enamel Copenhagen Earrings, £45.


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