Summer is all about where you’re going, who you’re going with and, most importantly, what you’re wearing. While some events are dress code-free, others have some serious style stipulations. So whether you’re heading to Ascot, a summer wedding, a barbecue with friends or Wilderness Festival, the dress code from Harrods got your every style eventuality covered.
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The Wind Down // The new riffs on denim – patchwork, embroidery – make for oh-so wearable options this summer; double up or mix with lighter-than-air knits, shirting or your favourite skirt for easy ensembles.
After Hours // Looking the part for evening needn’t necessarily mean going high-octane. It’s all in the detail, so go for cocktail dresses with interesting touches: embellishment, pleats, embroidery, cut-outs or ruffles will add a whole new dimension to your look – just add a clutch and look-at-me shoes.
The Beauty of Summer // Make-up artist Celia Burton reveals how to achieve that ever-elusive summer evening glow.
Delicately Done // Pare it right back for day with whispers of lace and embroidery in soft, chic hues. Light fabrics and easy, feminine silhouettes will make dressing for christenings, garden parties and sun-soaked nuptials a breeze.
Summer Days // If you’re heading to Ascot, make sure to read up on the dress code before you invest: skirt lengths of just-above-the-knee length and longer; straps no less than one inch wide; hats are a must; midriffs must be covered – these are just some of the guidelines you’ll need to follow.
All About The Gown // Formal summer events call for a head-turning gown. From a summer ball, black-tie wedding or a gala dinner, this is the time to make a statement.
Go High-Low // Versatility is your golden ticket to casual summer style. Pair adventurously: jumpers atop floaty dresses, relaxed jackets over lace and tulle, plain tees and culottes or tailored shirting with printed midi skirts.