Have you taken a look at our high summer fashion collection yet? If not, now’s the time to – it’s selling like hotcakes! Let us help you and your little lady dress for the season, from beach to BBQ, wedding gathering to garden party. This week we’re planning for a party, and thinking ahead to the street parties celebrating HM The Queen’s official birthday on the weekend of the 11th and 12th June. We’ve laid out some of our favourite outfits for grown ups and girls to inspire you – happy Party Dressing!
A softly textured new linen blend fabric made the perfect base for our bold and beautiful Portobello floral print. A design from our Print Library that was originally an upholstery fabric, we tweaked the artwork and recoloured it in vibrant, almost tropical shades on a gentle aqua ground to make a striking print for summer fashion. Our beautiful Portobello sundress has lots of flattering details – subtle darting at the bust, a gently gathered waist, wide shoulder straps – and looks perfect worn with our hand-crocheted cotton cardi. This versatile summer essential can be dressed up or down and worn with everything from a pretty party dress like this, to casual denim. Complete your party dressing with a matching shawl to keep evening chills at bay, a subtle statement necklace of sculpted rose beads and a smart, multi-way leather tote in palest grey.
Feeling blue? Let us lift your spirits with this chic, party-ready outfit in nautical shades. Our navy cotton dress has a lovely feminine cut, with a fitted, scoop neck bodice and gathered waist; little cap sleeves and a full scallop edged skirt, both of which are decorated with broderie anglaise to give this classic design a unique, pretty twist. Take your pick of complementary clutch bags for a party-friendly finishing flourish. Do you go dotty for Button Spots? You’ll love this streamlined envelope clutch in our smart embossed fabric – it has bags of space for all your bits and bobs plus a detachable strap to tuck over your shoulder. Or add some seaside style with a cotton-mix shawl covered with our painterly Harbour View print and a tactile clutch in woven hessian embroidered with colour pop spots. This covetable summer clutch has matching leather trims and a contrast floral lining, and a fastens with a polished brass turnlock.
Last but certainly not least, little ones can take part in some party dressing too, with the loveliest rosy print party dress complete with beautiful bow and button detail at the back. Complete the party princess look with a pretty headband to keep hair nice and tidy, plus smart but comfy silver leather sandals and a cute handbag that will make them feel so grown up!
Ready to get Party Dressing? Shop all our summer fashion. For more relaxed looks, be inspired by our Summer Dressing ideas on the blog.