Summer isn’t so far off (at least we pray) and with it come the weddings, hen dos, graduations and holidays. But a busy summer calendar filled with formal occasions does beg the big question: what to wear to them all.
To help in your pursuit of breezy summer style, & Other Stories has unveiled a capsule collection specifically for the wedding season (but wear it where you like), filled with floaty dresses, lightweight linen suits and snappy tailoring.
Be the best dressed guest or graduate in its carefully curated picks of frilled dresses, satin midis and beaded accessories in a palette of soft, feminine shades. There are also abstract prints in beige, pink, white and yellow and darker shades of navy and black.
Prices start from £45 to £155 with sizes available from four to 16 so the odds are one for finding a go-to party look amid the embroidery and romantic lace.
Here are our top picks from the collection, available online and in store now.
Yes this is at the pricer end of the collection, but it’s so luxurious we couldn’t not include it. Sumptuously soft, it will skim over hips while adding drama with a puff sleeves. The asymmetric hem is also the perfect opportunity to show a statement shoe. Pair with heaps of gold rings and embellished clutch to finish the look.
Dress like the sunshine itself with this colourful number. It’s covered up enough if for a church wedding where more conservative attire is required, while staying being fashion forward. We’ll be styling this with strappy sandals and the bag of the summer.
Smock Swing Dress, £79
What better way to show off your tan with a playful mini dress. This dainty blue pattern stops it looking drab while the layered tiers and exaggerated sleeves add volume, particularly good for petite frames.
Pink Satin Blazer, £130
Suit up and look sharp in this lavish blazer that will add structure to floaty dresses. It’s also the perfect coverup as the sun sets and temperatures drop.
Floral Cropped Top, £45
This versatile piece can be dressed up and down depending on the occasion, so mix and match it with existing items in your wardrobe. Team with high waisted white trousers for dinner, or wear with the matching skirt –see below for a chic co-ord.
Floral Midi Skirt, £79
Midi skirts have long been a summer style go-to. Work appropriate but still formal enough to wear to weddings and brunch. Team with the matching top above or a white tee and Grecian-style sandals for after dinner dancing.
Wrap Dress, £79
You can’t go wrong with a wrap dress. It’s flattering for all body shapes, but especially good for a bigger bust – and the tie waist will accentuate your silhouette. Grab some big sunnies and an Aperol spritz and your good to go.
A sun kissed glow is all you need for this dress and there’ll be no dodgy tan-lines at an outdoor wedding ceremony thanks to the minimal straps. A maxi dress also adds a touch of formality so you can get away with wearing flats too.
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