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You take care of the party planning and we’ll do the rest. Whether you’re going to a wedding or throwing a birthday party, here’s how to pick the perfect outfit for your nearest and dearest

SPECIAL OCCASION OUTFITS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

You take care of the party planning and we’ll do the rest. Whether you’re going to a wedding or throwing a birthday party, here’s how to pick the perfect outfit for your nearest and dearest


Dress to impress

You might have a diary full of special events but the budget for only one dressy piece this year. Sound familiar? Make your star purchase the sartorial superhero – the midi dress. As timeless as it is sophisticated, this below-the-knee style will work with almost any shoe and any occasion. Showcase your style credentials with a lingerie-inspired, slinky satin number or a showstopping flared-from-the waist frock. Going to be on your feet all day? Ditch the stilettos in favour of some on-trend wedge slingbacks or sandals. Or, if complete comfort is your top priority, pick up a pair of ultra-chic ballet pumps.


Suits you, sir

There’s no doubt dress codes have relaxed during the last few years, with casual attire being the go-to option for many an occasion. However, there are some functions where only one outfit will cut the mustard – a sharp, fits-like-a-glove suit. Weddings and job interviews and posh parties will be sorted with a versatile navy suit, made from a luxe silk and linen blend to keep you cool and comfortable all day. If you just can’t let go of the casual (and get away with it), adopt broken tailoring with a plain white tee and sneakers.


Little outfits for big celebrations

Whether your little angel loves to get the glad rags on or insists on wearing his or her superhero costume to every function – special or not - the most important things to consider when choosing their outfit are comfort and ability to move freely all day. You can’t go wrong with a flowy dress in breathable cotton. This cute frock is lined for extra kiddie comfort. Pair with cotton-rich cycling shorts and sneakers or Mary Janes and they’re ready for the fun to commence. Get good cost per wear with a versatile cotton shirt or blouse teamed with cotton pants. Don’t forget the spares for spillages/mud flights.

Words: Renée Peck

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