With spring already blossoming and summer just around the corner, our stylish thoughts turn to the next big event where we really get to dress up for a night on the tiles. Forget thinking about keeping cool on holiday for now, and instead concentrate on looking stylish and sophisticated for all those spring weddings, days at the races, and extended evenings out with work.
It can be difficult to find appropriate occasionwear for these events, especially if the event is quite formal but you don’t want to feel overdressed! Here at Littlewoods, one of our favourite brands is our Teatro range, who always create glamorous, flattering clothing that successfully combines a formal look with a comfortable feel.
For formal occasions, especially if you’re attending a wedding or even something like a Ladies Race Day, dress codes are sometimes put in place – make sure you know what these are so you can look fabulous while still adhering to the rules! Two useful points to remember about formal occasions is nothing too short and nothing too low.
Knee-length dresses can look sophisticated and flattering, like the Teatro Embellished Shoulder Pencil Dress in a gorgeous rose pink, without being frumpy. Bold prints and contrasting colours also vamp up longer-length dresses, like the lace-style border print in black and white on the Teatro Lace Print Prom Dress.
If you’re looking for a feminine dress that isn’t too revealing, choose figure-hugging shapes or translucent materials like chiffon that will skim your curves. The Teatro Ruched Occasion Dress, in either cobalt blue or on-trend coral, features a flattering textured bodice, layered skirt and low cut back for understated glamour.
Or, at the other end of the spectrum, how about the fifties-inspired Teatro Floral Print Satin Pencil Dress? This bold floral print looks gorgeous with all skin tones, and the dress is a great cut for showing off toned arms.
And formal doesn’t have to mean that you sacrifice on glamour or glitz either. The Teatro Metallic Block Bustier Pencil Dress features a beautiful gold sequinned panel to the front and back, with contrasting ivory side panels and neckline for a sophisticated but still fashionable outfit. We also love the Teatro Ombre Bustier Embellished Maxi Dress – this dress just shouts summer to us! With a flattering fitted bodice, flowing skirt, removable straps and embellished waistband, this bold sunny yellow and white dress would be perfect for spring or summer events.
Teatro also has a fantastic range of beautiful high-heeled shoes to complete your outfit for that special occasion – so creating the perfect look whatever the event is easy with Littlewoods!