How To Style Your Summer Dress ‘After’ The Occasion

How To Style Your Summer Dress ‘After’ The Occasion


So, yeah, bridal gown aside, the old-school ‘wear it once’ mentality’s well and truly a thing of the past. But even if you do have four weddings and a funer… um, let’s say fancy garden party, planned this summer, and can get away with wearing your floral split-front maxi to at least a few of them, it’s still not exactly the best bang-for-your-buck. So today, we’re sharing a few styling tips on how to wear your summer dress ‘after’ the occasion, off-duty like. Again, and again, and again…


Floral Sundress, Canvas Trainers and Cat-Eye Sunglasses


Got the invite? Meet the outfit. Cos whether it’s your second-cousin-twice-removed-who-you’ve-only-ever-once-maybe-met’s wedding, or that post-grad summer ball you’re literally counting down the days to, this cream floral number’s a one-way ticket to the best dress list. FACT.

As for the rest of your hols, trade in the heels for these Superga platform trainers for a ready-for-anything vibe, and throw a lightweight corduroy jacket over-top. And then it’s simply a case of picking out the right sunglasses. Oh look, we’ve already done that for you!


Girl styling Nobody's Child white floral sundress after the occasionCream Vintage Floral Sundress – £28


Floral Midi Dress, Doc M’s and Leather Jacket


With thigh-high splits and pops of neon floral, this jaw-dropping black midi dress is a one-hit solution to summer party wear. Seriously, just add heels. Maybe a pink lip, if you’re feeling particularly… ahem, bold. But what about after the occasion?

Thanks to the super-femme styling, this dress can totally take a plunge into grunge and still look hella’ summery. Doc M’s are a more than sure-footed start, while a leather jacket shrugged over-shoulder provides instant edge. As for retro enthusiasts (you know who you are), this baker boy cap works surprisingly well, espesh’ with a pair of low-drop earrings. Like so…


Girl styling Nobody's Child black floral midi dress after the occasionBlack Floral Midi Dress – Coming Soon


Tie-Back Ditsy Dress, Mesh Socks and Leather Trainers


This white tie-back dress is the ultimate all-rounder, thanks to its wear-anywhere shape and adaptable ditsy pattern. After-work drinks with the girls? Raise the bar with black mules and a boater. The look-at-me ties will do the rest! As for the rest of the week… Think leather trainers (these Superga stunners fo’ sho), oversized sunnies, and a denim jacket around-the-waist for instant laid-back cool. And if you really wanna’ nail that OOTD-worthy touch, vanilla fishnet socks totally finish the look.


Girl styling Nobody's Child ditsy print tie back dress after the occasionWhite Ditsy Tie Back Dress – £16.80

So whatever the occasion this summer, rest easy in the knowledge that your dress is gonna see a lot of wear. Which kinda gives you carte-blanche to splash out, right? Better make your way over to our show-stopping party picks, then!


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