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Look chic and beat the evening heat with our pick of dreamy dresses, smart accessories and holiday-friendly separates

Hello, sundown

For a night to remember, you need an outfit to match. Whether you’re dining or dancing, this brilliantly bold yellow dress will make you look – and feel – fabulous. Designed to turn heads as you swirl beneath the stars, pair it with red sandals, a cute bag and your biggest smile. Plus, it’s brilliantly versatile – ideal for daytime beaching or sightseeing – and it rolls up neatly in your case, too.

Sophisticated stripes

A summer suitcase is never fully packed without a stripe. All aboard the nautical shift dress: perfect for European destinations where the evenings can get a little chilly, it’s also an elegant choice for anyone who prefers to cover their arms. Wear it cinched at the waist with your hair pulled back for easy evening chic and accessorise with an Aperol Spritz.


The cocktail showstopper

This headturning red dress will make you look and feel truly irresistible. Perfect for a night out somewhere smart, the vibrant shade sets off all skin tones and creates a perfect match with this season’s pearl-embellished sandals. Complete with a polished manicure and statement jewellery.

Your shortcut to chic

If ever there was a time to make your hemline short, it’s on holiday. Primed and preened with a sunkissed glow, show off your pins with a pair of black cut-offs, balanced with a breezy oversized top (statement sleeves a must) so you don’t feel too exposed. Finally, add some punch with a colour-pop bag – and cocktail, of course.


Keep your cool

Dresses are an obvious choice when it comes to warm-weather dressing, but wide-leg trousers make a serious statement, too (and they’re brilliant for covering sunburn or mosquito bites). Team them with a simple camisole for an ultra-sleek pairing, and add standout earrings for the final flourish.

Statement ruffles

For those summer nights you never want to end, make sure you’re wearing this playful ensemble. Bold yet sophisticated, the loose, boho-inspired top will keep you cool, while the gingham ruffled skirt means the compliments will stretch beyond your best dance moves. Add some ballet pumps for an elegant (and super-comfortable) finish.


Photographer: Chris Craymer / Stylist: Louise Carmel Hall / Hair stylist: Ben Cooke
Make-up artist: Silver Bramham / Model: Nur Hellmann

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