Posted by Kayleigh on 9th Aug 2022
We’ve already started introducing our Autumn dresses into the office (loads of rich jewel tones and fun prints incoming in the next few months btw, just in case you were wondering), We’ve opened our minds to the idea of dusting off our black tights agan, and Anne made the very brave decision just last week to break out her “cosy boots” again (Yes, we can confirm that she was ridiculed by some of our Instagram followers). We’re almost ready to begin our long dreaded/awaited transition from Summer into Autumn. So imagine our confusion last week when Yvonne (our resident weather app superfan) announced that we were expecting a heatwave in the next few weeks? Our wardrobe plans have taken a total 360 turn as our converse trainers and floral dresses are getting one last hurrah. And it doesn’t just end with our casual day dresses! Here are our top picks of the summer occasion dresses to help you end this summer with a bang in the next few weeks!
Firstly, can we really write a blog about summer occasion dresses without throwing in a few florals? This print has practically owned summer occasions since the beginning of time, and for good reason! This has been one of our favourite ways of standing out from the crowd while still remaining chic, on trend, and 100% Appropriate for weddings (While we’re all for the whole “all eyes on you” type of look, we’re not about to tell you to upstage the bride!). Is there any way to see out the last of the summer weather than with a good old reliable floral print?
While we know that a lot of you have been prepped well in advance with your perfect Summer/Autumn occasion dress and are now facing the reality of searching for a last minute outfit change...and we've got you covered! The lightweight material of this style as well as the ultra flattering milkmaid neckline (one of our summer staples from the past few years!) and the side split make it super comfortable for wearing throughout the day. And best of all? This one is only €29, giving you the perfect occasion dress without an occasion dress price tag!
Call us dramatic, but any time the temperature rises above 20 degrees, we find ourselves reaching for our most lightweight, flowy clothes. And this is often the case when it comes to our occasion wear too! Enter: the answer to so many of our fashion emergencies: the classic wrap dress! Not only is this style flattering on almost any body shape (hello, tied waistline to lift the bust and define the waist!) but the lightweight material makes for total comfort throughout the day. What more could you ask for?
While we tend to look over the material of our dresses, rather than have a particular material at the top of our priority list, this can make a major difference to the comfort of your dress in warmer weather! While more common fabrics like polyester can trap heat, materials like linen or cotton (just like this maternity style that's 80% Cotton and 20% Recycled Cotton) are more breathable and really help cool the body down!
If you're looking to cover your arms without committing to a full sleeve which can be super uncomfortable in the warmer weather, we've got the perfect solution for you! A looser, flowy sleeve like this style is more relaxed than the puff style sleeve that we've been so used to seeing, while also adding the same amount of flattering volume to the shoulders. The fact that it doesn't taper off towards the end of the sleeve adds breathability to the dress and gives it a more airy feel, while the visual distance between the arm and the material of the sleeve still offers that slimming effect that a puff sleeve offers!