This weekend it’s Henry’s Christening, we’ve invited our closest friends and family to help witness his blessing and toast what has been an incredible first year. To mark the occasion I decided to treat myself to a new dress, well, if I ever needed an excuse to shop. Except shopping for me is a bit tricky these days, getting the pram in and out of stores, seeing to his snack demands while trying to scan the rails, well it’s not fun. Don’t get me started on the lighting in those changing rooms, not to mention finding one that also fits a pram. So for me right now online is the way forward.
I’ve always been a big fan of ASOS, their collections are varied, sizing accurate to stated and they don’t break the bank. Their ease of delivery and returns is fantastic, and they stock so many high street and high end brands now that the choice is vast. Big thumbs up! Spending one of Henry’s naps browsing the current ASOS (own brand) collection, I found so many that I liked, that I just couldn’t decide! So, I ordered a few, tried them on at home in natural light, and returned those unwanted (which was really hard!!). This is my pick of their current collection occasion dresses and some ideas on how to style for a special occasion this Spring. You’ll have to wait for Sunday to see which one I decided to keep!
This first dress I selected is the ASOS Design Maxi Dress with dipped hem in light pink (£48), because it has such a flattering shape. Firstly it’s a wrap style, which suits so many, especially a pear. It has a v neck, with ribbon waist tie, which bows at the back, adding shapes and curves and dips at the back. Perfection! The cape around the shoulders gives additional light cover up. If you’re attending a religious ceremony this spring summer you feel more comfortable having your shoulders covered, (which I know depends on the place of worship and culture), you might like the dress for this reason. You could also dress this down with a denim jacket and sandals in the summer for a garden party or girlie lunch. I also tried this dress in dark floral (£48), which is so striking, would take you seamlessly from day to night at a wedding and for a more casual look, boots and leather jacket. Either of these would make a gorgeous bridesmaid dress, don’t you think?The images below shows a bit more detail to the dress.
For a slightly shorter, similar look, but without the florals, this ASOS Design Cape Midi Dress (£38) in soft khaki is just gorgeous. Khaki is a key colour for SS19 and it’s also a shade that suits most skin tones. It works a summer alternative to black, as goes with so many gorgeous pastel colours as well as metallic, so accessorising is easy too. Again you could pair this with a denim or leather jacket and sandals for a more casual look and it would look fabulous with sparkly sandals for a beach wedding. This dress (below) also comes in canary yellow, which is such a bright happy colour and looks amazing on darker skin tones.
Finally the last dress I tried was another great colour for SS19, and it’s this square necked, pleated mini skater dress in rust (£40). I love the spots with the pleats, which add an additional interesting element to the dress. The capped sleeves again tick the modesty box (if that’s something you’re conscious of for the ceremony part of a special occasion) and the length is so flattering. This would be so versatile to dress up, looking beautiful with cream or khaki, and would be perfect for a formal or casual garden party.
So there you have it, my pick of the current ASOS Design Collection. There are so many gorgeous styles this season on their site, that I urge you take a look. Or if I’ve inspired you with one of the above, I’d love to see you in one. If you want to see more of my looks for SS19 and daily fashion pics, take a look over on my Insta account @sarahparkerpics.
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