Guide

DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION:
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST
OF YOUR PARTY DRESS


What’s the occasion? For weddings, reunions, garden parties and Instagram-worthy pics you need to have your outfit - as well as your beauty and makeup - routine down. Read on to get a round-up of the most versatile occasion wear you can easily transform from day to night.

The only question is:
what kind of occasion style is yours?

Feeling shiny

We’re officially in love with everything shiny. If you already have some in your closet, embrace it. And if you don’t? Time to invest. An ultra-elegant take is this cute spaghetti strap-dress which is surprisingly easy to wear. The main rule is to keep the rest of your look simple, allowing the dress’ statement appeal to take centre stage. For daytime looks, throw on a pair of cute ballerinas and a denim jacket.

Flower power

Floral prints and ruffles offer a touch of femininity and romance, so you can bring out your girlish charm with every outfit and accessory you wear. Lay your hands on the popular look with either a maxi or short dress and compliment it with simple jewellery, leather sandals and a chic I-woke-up-like-this hairstyle. For night-time dress up with statement earrings and heels. This occasion look is all about having fun and embracing the joy of summer.

Candy crush

Who doesn’t want to wear an occasion dress that looks feminine, simple and sensual? Tick off all the three VILA keys with this pretty blush-coloured dress. It oozes elegance with a flattering cut and flirty shell sleeves. Don’t forget to complete the look with a cute clutch and beautiful high heel pumps. Showing that you’re polished up and made an effort makes you stand out.

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Dress to impress

The most versatile piece to try out for summer is this loose-fitting dress. It’s easily wearable in almost all seasons and effortlessly dressed up. Wear it with heels or sneakers and a cool jacket or blazer layered on top. The options are truly limitless, and the outcome always elevated

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Glamming it up

This season, the runways have given their approval to glam up the sophisticated ballerina trend. Few things embody femininity more than tulle. When adding an element of sequins, you get a strong fashion statement plus a festive party appeal primarily for after-dark activities. If you dare, you can even toughen up the look by throwing on a black leather jacket and white trainers.

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Lace up

Let’s face it: Underwear is often an afterthought, but that shouldn’t be the case. Secretly knowing that you look beautiful inside and out is so satisfying. So why not go for a delicate non-padded lace bralette and matching panties? This set would be a perfect fit under your occasion wear.

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The finishing touch

Whether you’re invited to a summer wedding or backyard party, now’s the time to up your nail game with this season’s cutest shades. We highly recommend you opt for a chic nude or pink shade. It works with every outfit under the sun.