Got a special occasion coming up? Be inspired by our edit of smart outfits for men, women and kids
Call off the search: we’ve found the perfect occasion dress. In shimmering blue-green satin, this one-shoulder midi dress by Monsoon is a real showstopper – ideal for glitzy parties, weddings and formal events. We’re huge fans of the statement oversized bow on the shoulder, while the nipped-in waist is ultra-flattering.
Complete your look with some glamorous party shoes – we love these sleek metallic court shoes, which you’ll wear time and time again. Add some simple-yet-chic earrings, like these Autograph mixed-metal hoops (a key jewellery trend for 2024), and you’re all set to RSVP.
Need a special occasion suit that’ll see you through spring? Our new slim-fit suit separates are the solution. The suit jacket, double-breasted waistcoat and trousers are all made from a comfortable wool blend. Choose this classic stone hue for a versatile look that’ll work for formal events, or go for the pale pink or green versions if you want to make a real statement at a party.
Snap up a matching paisley tie made from pure silk to complete the look – available in pink, navy, light blue or green, it’ll add a luxurious touch. Finally, don’t forget to invest in a pair of smart shoes that’ll feel comfortable all day.
Getting kids ready for a smart get-together is never easy, but with our range of kids’ occasionwear, you’re sure to find something they’ll be happy with. For boys, you can’t go wrong with this handy two-in-one cotton shirt and bow tie set. Its long sleeves have roll-tab cuffs, so it can also be worn as a short-sleeved style. Team it with comfy navy chinos and smart leather brogues for an effortless outfit that still looks put-together.
You’ll find lots of occasionwear options for girls, too, from a pretty organza dress with a bow on the back to a pink floral maxi dress made from a lightweight fabric. Satin shoes, like these bright pink mary-janes, always add a polished edge to any girl’s party outfit.
Words: Rebecca Hastings