Whether a day at the races, a summer wedding, Grange Park or Wimbledon, the UK social season is underway and it’s time to get out the occasion wear and venture into the sunshine (fingers crossed!) and socialise.
Unless, of course, you are lucky enough to have some tried and tested outfits in your wardrobe just waiting to be plucked out for each occasion, it’s wise to start thinking about what to wear.
I can’t be alone in having a few barely worn formal outfits hanging on the rail – can’t bear to recycle them – just in case! In reality it’s always a good idea to reassess our wardrobes, especially sensible when you are in a decisive mood. Plus nowadays we need to find clothes that we can dress up or down, as good for both the planet and our purses.
Additionally, we live in a less formal age – luckily these days a pretty midi dress will take you practically anywhere. Let’s face it, much as a size 8 silk suit, high heels with an extravagant hat looks amazing, there aren’t that many of us 50+ women who can carry that look off. Probably best left to the twenty-somethings with flowing long blonde tresses. Personally I like to do my best to look good but it’s equally important that I feel really comfortable. So, here are a few fashion finds that fit the bill for occasion dressing for the older woman. As usual, click on any photo or blue link for more information on any of the following…
The Aztec Coat £195 from Wolf & Badger
Super simple, stylishly cut Me+Em outfit can be dressed up or down as you please (perhaps with the Aztec coat). We all know the value of doing this re. cost per wear as I mentioned earlier. Pleat detail tank £55 with matching super wide leg palazzo pant £95 both in soft modal jersey from ME+EM
Ivory tuxedo blazer £179 with matching trousers £119 from Mint Velvet. Another great base outfit which you can upscale with kitten heels and some knockout jewellery. Less 20% off until the 29 May 2022.
Even if you don’t have an hourglass figure, this flattering Grace tie front shirt dress will give you one. £279 and available in various colourways from Bombshell
Don’t miss our competition to win a tailored blazer worth up to £389 from Bombshell – details on how to enter here.
Animal Print Puff Sleeve Maxi Swing dress £79 by Marks & Spencer
Pure Silk Button Print Midi Shirt dress by Jaeger £225 available at Marks & Spencer
Cotton Annabel Maxi dress £89 from Wolf & Badger
Tia spot dress £99 from Phase Eight
Micro Polka Dot Halterneck Top £135 from Me+Em
Bonne A-line swing dress £160 from Jasper Conran
Knitted midi dress £79 from COS
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