Serve a fashion ace this season at one of the most voguish sporting events on the calendar, Wimbledon. Whether you’ve been lucky enough to bag tickets or you’ve simply got a lovely little champagne and strawberries picnic planned up on Murray Mound, be sure to hold centre court in the style stakes with a notice-me dress that boasts both classic and on trend detailing.
In the same way that winning race day looks pair statement with simplicity, what you wear here needs to playfully balance a minimalist silhouette with the very essence of something fun, frivolous and feminine – be it a bold print, unusual cut or Rafa-inspired ruffles.
But, with so many different trends and styles to try, it can be difficult to know where to start. On hand to make your fashion life easier and your wardrobe choices simple, LittleBlackDress.co.uk doesn’t just house flirty and fabulous party dresses. Instead, it’s every fashion lovers go-to destination for gorgeous occasion wear, vintage-influenced looks and daytime cool designs. Pitched at perfect price points for whatever your budget and with great guidelines on how to use body shape dressing to your advantage, the site hosts a plethora of styles from both well-established labels and forward-thinking newcomers – including collections from rising female stars Kate Fearnley, Emma Louise London and L.2.Mae.
Following on from FF’s recent trend inspiration post, these crisp, clean dresses offer up instant tennis chic, playing the perfect match to Wimbledon’s all-white player dress code. Note ethical label Outsider’s stunning shirt dresses with cute dropped hemlines and oriental twists or follow in Kate Middleton’s footsteps with clean lines from Reiss classics.
The perfect pairing to summer fruits, lazy days and a refreshing glass of Pimm’s, beautiful blooms go hand-in-hand with Wimbledon styling. Look to former TOWIE star Lydia Rose Bright’s Lipstick Boutique collection for vintage-look florals and flashes of Carrie Bradshaw, London label Louche for unique prints in vibrant varieties or Bourne Fashion for modern elegance.
Be bold, bright and beautiful in one of S/S13’s hottest shades, yellow. Work a statement look in one of L.2.Mae’s coveted retro shift dresses, rock a pretty, bohemian vibe with Louche’s delicate floral maxi or keep it classically feminine with some cool tailoring from Aftershock London. Carry an oversized snakeskin tote to complement.
Embrace fashion’s feminine mood with a hyper girly Wimbledon look. Luxe lace in hot neon shades is oh-so on trend and this lovely skater dress from Lipstick Boutique will work great with borrowed from the boys style touches like a nude boxy blazer or a chunky man’s watch (look to Kim Sears from inspiration.) For a touch of ’50s glamour opt for this two-tone prom dress from Kate Fearnley that will double up perfectly as wedding guest dressing or as a pretty race day option. Be brave and try out the graphic print trend with this beautiful Ruby Ray design teamed with a slick, high ponytail. Make like Anna Wintour with statement sunnies and chunky jewels.
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Words © Francine Heath.