10 Most Wanted... Outifts for Summer Weddings & Parties

The season of weddings, parties, Christenings and other stylish events is fast approaching, and it's time to invest in some fabulous frocks!  You may be able to rework one dress a few times, dependent on which crowds you'll be hanging with, but most of us will need want at least two key items for the season.

Whether you prefer pastels or brights, prints or plain, there's lots to choose from.  After a tough bit of research swooning over multitudes of gorgeous dresses and outfits, here are our favourites.  Just add some statement wedges or heels, great accessories and a smile, and off you go!

For an evening reception or summer party, this draped, layered cami and relaxed jersey trouser outift is a stunning and stylish choice.  Tapping into the current blue trend, but also a great investment piece, you could dress this up or down and also wear the pieces separately for day to evening glamour.

If floral prints are more your thing, this fun swishy floral dress wil fit the bill.  Perfect for a more formal wedding, or a Christening or garden party, this fun dress swishes and swirls, and the bright blue floral print looks fabulous.

 This stunning embellished layer dress from Next has frothy layers and an embellished neckline.  Neutral wedges to match the milky pink fabric, delicate gold jewellery, and flowing waves complete the look.

This floral print shift dress is a pretty choice with a delicate print that would make it ideal for a country wedding or outdoor event - Henley Regatta anyone?  Just add a big floppy statement hat and heels.

A less conventional choice perhaps, but this jersey playsuit would look stunning with killer heels and a bold cuff.  Just the thing for an urban wedding or super-cool party.  If you've got the legs and the chutzpah, you could certainly dress to impress in this.

I love a beaded dress and this striking bead and sequin embellished dress is gorgeous.  Shimmy the night away in this and you'll certainly get lots of attention!  This would look stunning on many skintones and is such a stunning colour and design.  Possibly my favourite.

If you want a dress that will last and last and always looks fresh and new, this orchid print prom dress fits the bill.  The cut and drape of the fabric makes it comfortable but stylish, and very, very pretty.  I love the embellished detail at the neckline.

Funny how some clothes remind you of being a kid again, and this flippy jelly bean dress is one of those.  It's spinny hem panel and deceptively simple cut means it flatters the figure and says fun, fun, fun.  A great party dress that will work for weddings, occasions and the office too.

Striking prints are always great for summer weddings and this poppy print fit and flare dress is a corker.  With its oversized print, sash tie belt and fitted bodice, it's great for pear shapes and anyone worried baout their hips, thighs or tummy.  Pair with flats for a cute, relaxed look; wedges or heels for a more sophisticated style.

Last but certainly not least, this vibrantly coloured printed lace dress hits so many style spots it's untrue.  Just try not to upstage the bride with this one!  Fantastic for weddings and parties form now till Christmas, it's just stunning.  We love the cut-out hem and sleeves, so fun.

I hope we've inspired you with our pick of the best.

Happy shopping!

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