It’s that time of the year when your calendar is getting filled up with fancy days out and events. The races is just one of these and what an amazing day out it is. Whether it’s the Grand National, Royal Ascot or even Newmarket, it’s time to dress to impress.
Occasionwear doesn’t have to be sensible or boring, with so many exciting colours, trends and styles out there at the moment, you can afford to take risks and be experimental. It’s great now that there are so many alternatives to a classic fitted dress like tailored trousers, jumpsuits and pleated dresses which have dominated the high street this season so there is something for everyone.
Premium Lace Cami Top Tulle Midi Dress £58 at ASOS
A tulle midi dress just oozes elegance and class. Get ready to turn heads for all the right reasons with this gorgeous, bold green colour.
Mustard Pleat Dress £65 at Little Mistress
We can’t get enough of this beautiful dress that is a total high street steal and at such a bargain price! This season, occasionwear is all about embracing bright colours and this mustard yellow will look amazing paired with silver shoes and accessories.
Light Pink Wide Leg Swirl Print Trousers £46 at River Island
Wide leg trousers are such a huge trend right now as seen on the runway and now on the high street. River Island have nailed it with this pair that are effortlessly stylish and ever so easy to style up or down, allowing you to wear them for more than one occasion.
Heather Halter Neck Jumpsuit £180 at AQ/AQ
If a dress isn’t your thing then a jumpsuit is the perfect alternative. The wide cut on the trouser elongates the legs creating a perfect silhouette.
Coast Dillon Stripe Midi Dress £129 at John Lewis
Coast are renowned for their occasionwear and this monochrome piece will be a real investment as a wardrobe staple. This dress is so versatile that it really can be dressed up or down depending on what look you’re going for. Pair it with black heels and a hat for Ascot and then wear it again with gladiator sandals for a daytime look.
Pale Blue Bardot Neck Scuba Midi Dress £19.99 at New Look
The bardot trend was huge last year and we are so pleased to see that it has made a return on the high street this season. Having an off-the-shoulder dress allows you to be really experimental with statement necklaces and accessories. If pale blue isn’t your thing, don’t worry, this dress comes in a range of different colours so there is something for everyone.
Long Printed Jumpsuit £59.99 at Mango
This may seem like a more casual option at first glance, but this jumpsuit has the potential to be dressed up for even the most formal occasions. Tassel earrings would be the perfect accessory, shown off by the hair pulled back into a sleek low ponytail. The advantage of this jumpsuit is that you can wear again so it isn’t just a one-off purchase. It would also look amazing on holiday with flip flops or sandals and a straw bag.
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April 4th 2018 - by @CollectPlus