The Last Of The Summer Weddings; Autumn Occasionwear

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The rain is here and gloomy clouds are lingering for longer and longer the further we get in to September, so much for an Indian summer! At least it’s still quite warm out, that’s about the only good thing I can say about the weather at the moment.

It’s a weird time of year as I never know what to wear. Yesterday I went out in a knitted jumper and ended up sweating for England. Dressing for weddings and special occasions can be really difficult too during this in between time. I’m not quite ready to banish the bright colours until next year though so I’ve come up with a few outfits I think are still great for autumn as well as a couple that will work well in to the winter wedding season. Take a look and let me know what you think! You can find all the links to these outfits at the bottom of the post.

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This gorgeous dress is by La Martina from their SS16 collection. It’s a great print with a really flattering shape. The cap sleeves look super cute too and as the dress is slightly flared, it hides all those horrible lumps and bumps you don’t want on display. I’ve paired the dress with a pair of black suedette heels from La Redoute.

Wearing hair up styles like this really shows off the style and tailoring of this type of dress. You don’t want too much going on with a dress like this.

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One of my favourite winter colours is navy. It’s a classic and you can’t really go wrong with it. This gorgeous lace full skirt dress is from ASOS. It’s really puffy and floaty so you definitely feel dressed up for the occasion when wearing it. There is a mesh panel between the skirt and top half which breaks up the lace a bit and really sets off the look.

I’ve matched with a stunning pair of white wedged heels and a sliver handbag with a black chain detail. The bag also comes with a shoulder strap so you can wear it with other outfits too. The jewellery in this shoot is by Monica Vinader, I’ve chosen rose gold pieces as they match every outfit. Keep jewellery minimalistic on the ears and neck when wearing an occasion dress but feel free to go all out with rings and bangles.

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Like I said, I am so not ready to let go of summer! So dragging summer in to autumn, I think this floral bardot dress by ASOS own brand is still a keeper. The full skirt looks fab on and the colours on this print are really classic and not too bright and over the top. Love the length of this dress and it’s really flattering around the arms and top half.

I’ve paired with these totally amazing nude mesh shoes, warning….they are ridiculously high so not for the weak ankled. The shoes have a tie back and look stunning on. I’ve matched the outfit with a white faux snake skin shoulder bag with a two tone chain strap. This bag is really cute and also looks fab with a pair of jeans and a slogan tee.

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My last choice for end of summer / beginning of autumn occasion wear, is this lace inspired powder blue dress from Next. Lots of detailing on this dress and I love the fact that it has an inner lining so really helps with hiding bra and knicker lines. Wear with a strapless bra to exaggerate the shoulder detailing.

I’ve included two bag options here as the outfit looks great with a plain brighter blue bag or a statement bag like this straw and embroidery bag from Stella & Dot too.

So these are my little recommendations on how to dress for the weddings, christenings or plain old formal parties you’ve got coming up during the next few months. Hope you like 🙂

Are you starting to buy autumn/winter clothing yet?

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