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Dress Up and Go Dress Up and Go



Spring’s finally here and it’s time to dress up and go – from weddings to festivals, prom to the beach. No time to plan all
the outfits you’ll need? Let Vogue stylist and Topshop Creative Director Kate Phelan reintroduce you to the power of the
dress, as she champions cool, no-brainer dresses for every occasion. Finessed with some clever styling and make-up
inspired by the catwalk, make these eight dresses your new carefree capsule.

Summer Party Gif PU Floral Applique Shift Dress - £120.00 //* ShopPU Floral Applique Shift Dress - £120.00 //* ShopSummer Party Gif
Summer Party bottom PU Floral Applique Shift Dress - £120.00 //* ShopSummer Party bottom

Summer nights mean going
all out. We’ll be partying in
thigh-grazing hemlines, leather
finishes and statement florals
all at once.

9-9 Gif Bandana Print Ring Slip Dress - £38.00 //* ShopBandana Print Ring Slip Dress - £38.00 //* Shop9-9 Gif
9-9 bottom 9-9 bottom

Summer’s all about 9-9
dressing. Throw-on this ‘70s
patchwork dress and it’ll take
you from hot days in the office
to picnics in the park and pub
garden drinks.

Big Event Gif Long Sleeve Applique Mini Dress - £59.00 //* ShopLong Sleeve Applique Mini Dress - £59.00 //* ShopBig Event Gif
Big Event bottom Long Sleeve Applique Mini Dress - £59.00 //* ShopBig Event bottom

Just graduated? Heading to
the races? A sheer lace dress
brings the fashion to formal
day dressing, while long
sleeves make it dress code

Road Tripping Gif Embroidered Smock Dress - £75.00 //* ShopEmbroidered Smock Dress - £75.00 //* ShopRoad Tripping Gif
Road tripping bottom Embroidered Smock Dress - £75.00 //* ShopRoad tripping bottom

The hippy dress grows up
thanks to marigold florals,
intricate embroidery and a
below-the-knee cut – it’s the
fashion girl’s choice for
dancing in a field or lounging
on the beach.

Cocktail Night Gif Daisy Contrast Shift Dress - £100.00 //* ShopDaisy Contrast Shift Dress - £100.00 //* ShopCocktail Night Gif
Cocktail night bottom Cocktail night bottom

Evening weddings, rooftop
drinks, date night dinner…
Up-market nights out call for
something timeless – we’re
thinking this chic appliqué shift
with minimal tan strap sandals.

Wedding In The Country Gif Floral Maxi Dress - £46.00 //* ShopFloral Maxi Dress - £46.00 //* ShopWedding In The Country Gif
Wedding In The Country Bottom bottom Wedding In The Country Bottom bottom

A midi sundress with a classic
china print – and the power
to go from day to night – is a
winner for weddings out of

Prom Gif Crinkle Satin Plunge Dress - £75.00 //* ShopCrinkle Satin Plunge Dress - £75.00 //* ShopProm Gif
Prom the cool way bottom Prom the cool way bottom

Go short. We’re taking prom
into 2016 with this perfectly
cut satin mini dress – just add
a minimal box bag and strappy
sandals with a hint of snake

summer black tie gif Tulle Lace-Up Maxi Dress - £125.00 //* ShopTulle Lace-Up Maxi Dress - £125.00 //* Shopsummer black tie gif
Summer Black Tie bottom Tulle Lace-Up Maxi Dress - £125.00 //* ShopSummer Black Tie bottom



Formal may mean floor length,
but we’re adding an injection of
rebellion with plunging
necklines, light gauzy hems
and lace-up detailing.

Finishing touches product 1 Kohl Pencil In Sable - £4.00 //* ShopClean Leather Clutch - £35.00 //* ShopWashed Leather Biker - £165.00 //* ShopFinishing touches product 1

A soft brown smokey eye will take you
from day to night at weddings or
graduation. Use the
Smokey Palette in
to blend colour over the whole
socket, then line with
Kohl in Sable and
gently smudge.

Costume jewellery and corsages should
be reserved for an episode of Downton
Abbey – let’s bring black tie into the 21st
century. Try a clean l
eather envelope
plus a mishmash of delicate silver
and gold rings
stacked on one hand.

Struggling with the sartorial conundrum
of the ‘smart-causal’ dress code? Add a
well-cut leather jacket to any party dress
and you’ll strike the balance with
effortless cool.

Finishing touches product 2 Lips in Champion - £8.00 //* ShopWide Brim Fedora - £25.00 //* ShopRAPPING Ankle-Tie Sandals - £52.00 //* ShopFinishing touches product 2

From festivals to the races - long summer
days require lasting, low maintenance
make-up. Prep skin using the
to hold your foundation, and finish
Party Proof Mascara and Lips in
Champion for a smudge proof cherry-red

Say farewell to the fascinator. Cool girls
do headgear with pom pom headbands,
rock ‘n’ roll fedoras, or an artfully
disheveled french plait.

How to work trends into event dressing?
It’s all in the shoes. Take your lead from
the SS16 catwalks with
suede ankle-tie
mustard or pastel pink glove
shoes and metallic silver sling-backs with
a low block heel.

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The dresses don’t stop here. Head to our comprehensive dress guide for more inspiration –
spanning hundreds of styles to suit every summer plan

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