March 27th, 2012 | Julia Braime
My very good friend and recently engaged lady Charlotte has been throwing a few blog topic demands requests my way of late, and since I’m officially on “team bridesmaid” I thought that I had better take heed.
Charlotte and Matt are hosting an engagement party shortly, and Char has been looking for some outfit inspiration. Knowing that I spend half my time researching wedding pretty and the other half, ahem, online shopping (not really hubby – no overdrafts have been harmed in the writing of this post) she felt that I was the gal for the job.
So, what would you wear to your engagement party? You want to look special, perhaps with a nod to bridal styling, but you don’t want to be too bridal – it’s too early for that and it’s just not cool. Plus you’ll feel an idiot when all your friends turn up looking hot. My advice? Keep it on trend, pretty, a little flirty and a bit special.
Here are some of my picks from around the web and the great British high street. I have to say it’s been a joy – there is SO MUCH gorgeous stuff out there, with particularly strong offerings from Reiss and Oasis.
Thank me later by picking a nice frock for me to rock on your big day Char! This one is for you. And the rest of you too!
1 Whistles Josa Tiered Dress £175
2 Topshop Embellished Sequin Racer Dress £58
3 River Island Grey Lace Bow Shoulder Prom Dress £70
4 Reiss Serena Cutwork Applique Dress £325
5 Hobbs Invitation Belle Dress £189
6 Jaeger Knot Front Shift Dress £140
7 Monsoon Fusion Sugar Rose Dress £75
8 Oasis Oriental Print Dress £75
9 Warehouse Lace Dress £58
10 Reiss Kana Embroidered Top Dress £225
11 Miss Selfridge Peach Applique Midi Dress £65
12 Monsoon Lemon Lauren Pleat Dress £85
13 LK Bennett Tiffany Dress £185
14 All Saints Oyster Mini Dress £165
15 Reiss Nola Textured Lace & Floral Dress £225
16 Oasis Bird Pleated Dress £65
17 Ted Baker Renii Shoulder Detail Dress £129
18 Miss Selfridge Magnolia Floral Maxi Dress £50
19 Warehouse Chiffon Tapework Prom Dress £85
20 Oasis Scenic Full Skirted Dress £85
All prices were correct at the time of going to press
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