Summer Styling: The Ultimate Event-Dressing Guide

The sun is shining and the Pimms is being poured; it’s finally time for a wonderful season of British events. With Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and Goodwood just around the corner, along with romantic summer weddings, garden parties and picnics, it’s time to start planning some warm weather occasion looks.

Wimbledon has become quite the fashion highlight for tennis spectators in recent years, with both royalty and celebrities making a statement in the stands. There’s no official dress code, but formal looks are encouraged and it’s a great excuse to invest in pieces that can elevate your summer wardrobe. Feminine suits, worn together or separately, are a great option, and will easily take you from Court One, to cocktails in the evening.

Sassi Holford 2022 Ready-to-Wear Camberly Jacket + Camberly Trousers (3)

Camberly Jacket & Camberly Trousers

A day at the races will always be a highlight of any summer event schedule, but navigating the sartorial etiquette is not always easy. Royal Ascot is well known for its dress code; with dresses needing to be below the knee, shoulder straps must be an inch wide and any trouser suits should be matching colour and material. And with Goodwood asking racegoers for “formal garden party” attire, we definitely have the perfect pieces for you. A floaty dress, or midi skirt will be feminine and fresh and enable you to stay cool throughout the day. Sticking to timeless shapes and modern silhouettes should be what to consider for any summer event.

Sassi Holford 2023 Ready-to-Wear Dudley Dress (3)

Dudley Dress

Curating a wardrobe that you want to wear for years to come is essential in enabling you to feel comfortable, confident and fabulous. Sassi has designed the ready-to-wear collection with this in mind, with each piece able to slot seamlessly into your current selection, working for not only summer events, but for occasions throughout the year. As warm and dry weather is never guaranteed in the UK, layering is always advisable, but this doesn’t have to compromise your look. Adding a jacket or a wrap over your shoulders can be a chic addition. Opting for a longer length skirt, longer sleeves or a trouser suit is another way to weatherproof your outfit.

Sassi Holford 2023 Ready-to-Wear Paignton Blouse & Warwick Skirt (3)

Paignton Blouse & Paignton Skirt

Whether you’re off for a flutter at the races, watching the tennis or attending a garden party, we have a selection of ready-to-wear that are all made in England, especially for you – a great reason to invest in elegant occasion wear if you’re attending any quintessentially British events this season. 

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