A perfect white outfit is the only way to celebrate during Summer. Whether you’re attending a family christening, a chic garden party or a friend’s wedding (yes, you can wear white as a guest) this edit will help you choose not only the most stylish options for yourself, but sweet-as-can-be outfits for little ones who are also working the social circuit this Summer.
With an influx of Spring babies comes a plethora of christenings, naming ceremonies and welcome parties for new arrivals.
Our Porcelain Christening Gown – part of our Special Moments collection – is the ultimate heirloom piece, designed to be passed down through the generations of your family. Detailed with lace and pin-tucks, this exquisite unisex gown runs to 24 months old. Or, if you’re searching for the perfect white gift, our premium 100% Cashmere Christening Blanket will be a forever-treasured item. Likewise, our Baby’s Safari Gift Set, including a super-soft sleepsuit and monkey comforter, is the perfect present for future little adventurers.
When it comes to your own outfit, opt for a softly tailored look. Pair a crisp, white blouse with Clean Chinos or Linen Blend Oxford Trousers and add polish with our white Linton Tweed Jacket or Linen-Blend Tailored Blazer – chic touches smart enough for church and other formal venues.
Once a serious faux pas, wearing white to weddings is no longer a scandalous offence. The key is to style it wisely. Our beautiful Floral Ladder Trim Dress or White Fringed Dress are pretty, timeless options you’ll wear again. With the help of a tailored jacket in another hue, you’ll balance the whiteness and make this an appropriate, smart alternative to pastel shades.
If little girls wish to look as stylish as Mum, our hand-finished Porcelain Silk Smocked Dress is the perfect piece for celebrations, especially beneath our Cashmere Cardigan. Boys will feel free to roam in our gorgeous Shirt & Dungarees Set. Finish their looks with Pram Shoes or Leather Ballet Pumps.
One of the trickier Summer occasions to dress for, the ideal garden party outfit should be casual, seasonal and comfortable, while little ones should be free to run around and explore the great outdoors without feeling trapped in restrictive clothing.
The ultimate garden party outfit for you? A classic, less-is-more white dress. Loose-fitting pieces with delicate detail, like our Gathered Linen Dress with its blouson bracelet sleeves or Linen V-Neck Dress with its front pockets, speak for themselves. Dress them up with statement jewellery and espadrille wedges (perfect for walking on grass) or keep it causal with pretty flat sandals and sunglasses.