Finding the perfect summer occasion dress is no mean feat, especially if you have endless invites to attend. It’s an exciting time of year, but can also throw a number of style challenges your way, what with strict dress codes and formal traditions (especially when attending the races.) The key is finding a look that makes you feel your ultimate best – and if it’s something you know you’ll wear again, even better.
Cue our ultimate favourite: French Connection’s pretty coral dress. Ticking off some of this season’s biggest trends in one: lace, florals, ruffles – this is a standout piece that guarantees to turn heads. Plus, it’s designed to flatter all figures thanks to a nipped-in waist and A-line silhouette. Wearing it to a wedding or prom? Add a sequin clutch like Accessorize’s beautiful embellished version below, complete with nude block-heeled sandals so you can comfortably dance the night away (or equally, kick them off after the photos). If Ladies Day is on your agenda, switch to chic flats so you can stay on your feet all day – and if a headpiece is non-negotiable, make it a subtle fascinator; you want it to complement your look, not steal all the focus.