Style Theory: It is this time of year the search intensifies for the perfect dress to wear to a wedding or summer party. It is important that the dress is comfortable, makes you feel confident and is fabulously flattering.
|Dress: Jesire - similar here|
Shoes: Nine West - similar here
The photo above is my favourite party dress, bought 6 years ago, I have worn it to weddings, summer balls and have worn dressed down in the winter with opaques and flat ballet pumps. It is my go to dress for all occasions.
This season there is a huge selection of dresses in High Street stores from beautiful florals, to cool pastels to elegant monchrome. There is a dress to suit everyone, short to maxi and everything in between, here is my edit of my favourite dresses on the high street, I hope I have found one that could be right for you...
Add a touch of romanticism in a beautiful floral dress. As you know, florals are big news this season and will make an impact so accessories can be kept simple and chic. Pair these dresses with animal print or nude shoes and match your clutch to one colour featured in the floral print for an extra pop of colour:
Dresses from Left to Right:
Subtle, ethereal, pastel colours look beautiful in the summer, pick the colour that most suits your skin tone and add darker tonal accessories for a perfect 2014 look. Pair a pale pink dress with a darker pink clutch and metallic or nude court shoes.
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Make a bold statement in a bright, jewel coloured dress. These beautiful colours look gorgeous paired with metallic accessories, wear silver or gold textured court shoes and a clutch to match.
Channel Audrey Hepburn in monochrome for a chic and stylish look. Black and white is the ultimate in elegance and is simple to accessorise. Add a red clutch for a pop of colour to your monochrome ensemble and a pair of comfortable, nude, leg-lengthening heels that will take you through from day to evening.
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Is there a dress amongst this selection that appeals to you, do you already have a 'go to' dress that you wear time after time?
Thanks goodness we have been just holding onto the sunshine this week, although it seems the heavens opened today. So over the last few days for general running around after the kids and writing from home for various publications I have spent my time in jeans and today mostly in a cagoule!!:
A Spot of Double Denim
|Denim Shirt: Gap|
Fur Gilet: Mango
Bringing out my fave Russell & Bromley ballet flats from winter retirement!
Jeans: 7 for all Mankind
Ballet pumps: Russell & Bromley
I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on your favourite dresses, will do a post on party separates next week, skirts/trousers/tops etc.
Until next time, Frances xx