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GOLDEN RULES OF SUMMER EVENT DRESSING

Whether your summer has some beautiful weddings on the horizon, a visit to Royal Ascot in your diary or long leisurely evenings watching the sun go down in exotic climes our Head of Personal Shopping, Womenswear Michelle Curtin reveals her tip tops for the art of achieving summer allure for all those summer occasions.

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Michelle Curtin, Head of Personal Shopping, Womenswear.

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Rixo's romantic florals are perfect for summer weddings, as seen at Ballyfin Manor.

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Bonnie Floral Dress

RIXO

€340.00

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HOW BE BEAUTIFUL AT WEDDINGS

THE RULES
Michelle says: “What I have been found over the last number of years is that the rules for wedding dressing has changed. Mothers of the bride are now wearing white, brides are wearing suits and bridesmaids are in everything from black to white. With these changes in mind, my advice is to gauge your wedding guest look to a specific wedding as couples are now making up their own rules.”

THE TIPS
Do: “Pick something that excites you, dressing for a wedding should be a joy and not a chore. Also go for something that ‘feels’ like you!”
Don’t: “Be afraid of prints they are clever devices for concealing areas you don’t want on show and also don’t be too worried about how you will look in the photos, in the age of social media there will be so many photos to choose from on the big day.”

THE FINAL FLOURISH
“A great bag from Wandler and Staud will add a modern feel to any look.”

BEST BRANDS FOR WEDDING GUESTS
Florals: Ganni, Rixo, Sandro, Erdem, Dolce & Gabbana, Preen, MSGM.
Block Colours: Roland Mouret and Victoria Beckham.

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Billy Crossbody Bag

WANDLER

€675.00

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Rock your look at the races in Roksanda's incredible Drawing Dress.

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Adalia Drawing Dress

ROKSANDA

€1,710.00

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HOW TO FLUTTER AT THE RACES

THE RULES
Michelle says: “Dressing for the races does have some set rules. For specific meets do follow these especially if you are headed to Royal Ascot.”

THE TIPS
Do: “Opt for a jacket, sometimes it can be chilly outdoors at the races and thinking about how you will layer your look needs to be done in advance ensure to you have a streamlined look.”
Don’t: “Wear uncomfortable shoes, this season the kitten heel and sling-back has offered an amazingly chic alternative to towering heels, Prada, L.K.Bennett and Jimmy Choo have incredible styles to choose from here.”

THE FINAL FLOURISH
“A headband, the accessory du jour is a great modern alternative to a hat for the races. We have a great selection from Prada coming to our Dublin store this April.”

BEST BRANDS FOR THE RACES
Valentino, Roksanda, Regina Pyo and Prada.

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Maureen 100 Heels

MALONE SOULIERS

€535.00

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SHOP DRESSES

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Midi Fruit Dress

MSGM

€695.00

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A MSGM cotton dress is just the thing to wear in a romantic holiday destination.

HOW TO PERFECT SUNSET DRESSING

THE RULES
Michelle says: “Working a glamourous look for summer evenings on holidays are your opportunity to take advantage of looks you can’t usually work in colder climes. There are no rules here except to have fun.”

THE TIPS
Do: “Plan your day to evening looks, especially if it’s a honeymoon wardrobe you are putting together. Zimmermann is a standout favourite their tailored shorts and dreamy prints are to die for and are made for glorious summer evenings and watching the sun go down in style.”
Do: “Go for something timeless, Dolce & Gabbana’s summer dresses will work for holidays and for endless summer occasions. Their Maiolica (tile) print and rose prints continue to mesmerise.”

THE FINAL FLOURISH
“A pair of great oversized earrings from Baublebar will hold you in great stead all summer long and can be worn with floral dresses, little black dresses and your all-important bikini.”

BEST BRANDS
Sandro, Stine Goya, Rixo London, Isobel Marant Etoile offer amazing flowy midi skirts and dresses.

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Dulcinea Drop Earrings

BAUBLEBAR

€45.00

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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH PERSONAL SHOPPING

The time is now to look for the ultimate wedding look. Michelle Curtin and the Personal Shopping team are on hand in store to help you select everything from a wedding guest look to your holiday wardrobe. To make your complimentary personal shopping appointment with Michelle please call: +353 (0)1 617 1108 or email personalshopping@brownthomas.ie.

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