The summer event style edit

It's the season of stylish summer events and if your diary is filling up with race days, garden parties, graduations or weddings, our summer event style edit will ensure you're the best dressed guest on the list - and it's all available right here at intu Trafford Centre TRAFFORDCITY.

Main image: Dorothy Perkins

Ladylike looks

Whether you're placing your bets at ladies day or catching the bouquet, keep it ladylike. The temperatures may be rising (we're feeling optimistic!) but that doesn't necessarily mean your hemline has to. There are even style guides at some of the more prestigious events like Royal Ascot that specify hemlines should fall at the knee or below. Yes, really! So, embrace your inner duchess and check out some of the fabulous midi and knee length dresses in this season's collections. Or even go glam with a fabulous wide leg jumpsuit in a bold print or luxe fabric.

  • Polka dot dress £29.99 Zara
  • J by Jasper Conran dress £65 Debenhams
  • Nellina dip hem pleated dress £229 Ted Baker
  • Phase Eight Alexi Jumpsuit £110 John Lewis & Partners
  • Black spot wide leg jumpsuit £60 River Island
  • Polkadot Midi Dress £225 Karen Millen
  • Sara one shoulder dress £185 Reiss
  • Suki print midi dress £150 Monsoon

A head for hats

There's nothing like a statement headpiece to finish an occasion outfit and whether you're looking for a dramatic Audrey Hepburn inspired number or a feathered fascinator take a look at our pick of the titfers. Just remember to choose the outfit before the hat - however tempting it might be - you'll only find yourself compromising the dress in an effort to match it.

  • Snoxells Roslyn Feather Quills Side Up Disc Occasion Hat £299 John Lewis & Partners
  • Pleated Flower Fascinator £29.50 M&S
  • Spotty veil pill box fascinator £45 Accessorize
  • Star by Julien Macdonald - Pink Feather Flower Fascinator Band £35 Debenhams

Tip top toes

Obviously you'll want to be glamorous so flats are not an option but with the distinct possibility of walking on grass steer clear of stilettos and go for on-trend block heels or a wedge instead.

  • Jimmy Choo Peachy 105 croc embossed sandals £595 Selfridges
  • FAUN2 KG Kurt Geiger £69
  • Mustard suedette platform blockheels £27.99 New Look
  • Mol Pink Barely There Wedge Sandal £43 Dune

* Whilst every effort is made to ensure product availability and price accuracy we recommend you contact stores to confirm.

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