We’ve teamed up with the wonderful people at Dorothy Perkins to give you the low-down on Summer party trends, you can see our collaboration on their blog here. Take a look at their favourite looks for summer parties…
The weather’s getting warmer and our social calendar is filling up. It’s time to start planning our spring/summer party looks. The flurry of invites that spur from the allure of sunny days and long, warm nights call for a wardrobe that can navigate any event, from barbeques to rooftop parties. Get ready to take down some style notes, as Party Pieces and Dorothy Perkins have come together to bring you the only occasion dress edit you’ll need this spring/summer.
Spring calls for light layers, soft colours and just a hint of romance. Channel one of the biggest trends of the season and opt for pretty fabrics, draping, ruching and a palette of blush and soft pink. Not only is this look straight off the catwalk, it plays up to the fresh and flirty mood that goes hand in hand with spring/summer style.
You’ll fall in love with this ultra feminine look; with flattering nipped in waistlines and gorgeous, silhouette-shaping detailing. Shades of neutral and nude are the obvious choice for accessories but don’t be afraid to add a flash of black for a seriously on-trend dark romance twist.
Floral prints are an undeniable spring/summer style hero and, this season, the bolder the better is the new rule to follow. Capture catwalk style and give this classic look a fashion-forward upgrade with oversized motifs, dense ditsy prints, and a riot of look-at-me colours. The print should be the focus, so opt for low-key accessories to achieve the perfect balance.
Silhouette is a key player here too. Keep it on-trend with the classically feminine shapes that flooded the SS16 shows. Cinched waists and flared skirts bring a current, ladylike appeal, whilst figure-hugging fits provide a more sultry edge.
The maxi dress is a fashion all-rounder but, when it comes to party wear, forgo your favourite jersey and think decadent details and a distinctly glamorous edge; it’s an evening gown for the fashionably minded. This style staple can take you from a barbeque to an upscale soiree; it’s all about the accessories. Lace up sandals and a stack of bangles will inject an off-duty bohemian spirit for those sun-soaked weekend gatherings, whilst sky high heels and statement jewellery will elevate your outfit for after dark dancing.
Our love for sequins stretches way beyond New Year’s Eve. Sequins, beads, glitter and all things sparkly are enjoying a moment in the sun, quite literally, as the latest must have style for spring/summer. Not only does a sprinkling of sparkle bring your party wear wardrobe up to the minute, but you’ll turn heads as you shimmer in the late evening sun.
Shorter lengths and sleek cuts will ensure you hit the sweet spot between playful, spring chic and glamour. How to accessorise this look? Keep the jewellery to a minimum and pair your dress with peep toe shoe boots for an unexpected, catwalk-inspired upgrade.
With so many party-perfect looks to choose from, we’ve got you covered for every event this season!