Formal Wear: How To Style The Perfect Occasion Outfit

Formal wear

With those summer party invitations starting to pile up, there's only one worry on every woman's mind: What on earth am I going to wear?!

Wedding? Christening? A day at the races? Finding formal wear that looks great and that makes your feel fabulous can be a struggle, but fear not: we've sussed the most stylish looks out there, for every occasion, and the way we've put them together means no one else will be wearing them.

It's all about dressing with confidence and - dare we say it - slipping into something new (which you should never be afraid of - the trick is always in the styling!) A pop of colour, luxurious new textures, molten metallics, a new length? Forget frumpy, you want to steal the show; so step out of that comfort zone and try a new trend.

Don't know the way to work your accessories? It's easy. With a simple outfit you can make that big statement, but if your dress is doing the talking then low-key will give a far more luxurious finish.

Hitting up some head-gear? Then less really is more - make it look easy and keep it understated. If your hat takes over it's time to take it off!

Want to know more? Watch our Fashion Director talk through her top tips for styling your way through summer occasions. Go get 'em!