The perfect summer party dress // Oliver Bonas fashion

Summer is here! Hurrah!

The weather here in London is glorious at the moment an I’m absolutely loving it. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m much more of a ‘summer fashion’ gal than an autumn/winter person, and I like nothing better than a pretty, summery dress. A few weeks ago I was passing the window of my absolute favourite shop in the world Oliver Bonas (literally, I could style my entire life from this store, there is not a thing in there I don’t like!) and I saw the most perfect dress I had ever seen in my life! I had a couple of events coming up; birthday parties, garden parties and that sort of thing, and I was looking for something colourful with just the right balance between smart/casual while at the same time being pretty. This dress is perfect in every way for every occasion.

I really like the top part of it which is soft cotton and a casual, grey T-Shirt style which makes the dress really comfortable and keeps the top half relatively casual. It’s also been really cool as last week I wore it to an event in temperatures approaching 30 degrees and was perfectly comfortable. The understated design also means you can style the dress with some chunky statement jewellery. I didn’t on this occasion but when I wore the dress to a birthday party I wore a statement, brightly-coloured necklace to brighten up the top.


The skirt was what drew my attention to the dress in the first place and it’s my favourite part. Not only is it made up of all my favourite pastel coloured but it is also made from the most gorgeous, high quality floaty fabric which is so cool and comfortable and just falls in the most pretty and flattering way. I honestly feel fabulous in it! It’s also a great length for me; just below the knee which kind of gives it a more formal feel but still helps me feel a bit taller especially when I paired it with my cork wedges. The way it is pleated is also a beautiful design which is so flattering and makes me feel slimmer and taller.

The dress costs £75 which is more than I usually spend on one piece but so far this season I have already worn it on three occasions and I feel like it is perfect because it can be dressed up or down for any event! I would wear this outfit to a wedding, a meal or even a night out! It’s definitely got the perfect blend of style and pure comfort. Currently it’s my favourite item in my wardrobe.

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  1. Jenny July 19, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Love the dress! Especially the skirt part of it and it’s nice that it’s made a little more casual by the top part. I wish Oliver Bonas had a physical store close to me, as I would love to browse in there x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    • Jessica Emily August 6, 2017 / 7:13 pm

      It’s perfect for summer 🙂 thanks for reading! X

  2. Laura August 6, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I adore that dress! And you look so damn gorgeous, girl!
    Lauraconteur ♥

    • Jessica Emily August 6, 2017 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks lovely! Xx

  3. Rosie August 6, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Wow! You look beautiful!! I love Oliver Bonas it’s one of those shops I can’t help but window shop in. Maybe one of these days I’ll finally treat myself!

    • Jessica Emily August 6, 2017 / 7:14 pm

      I literally want everythinggg in there though that’s the problem! Hehe thanks lovely xx

  4. Kayleigh Zara August 6, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I’ve actually never ever looked at Oliver Bonas clothes before I’ve only ever looked at their homeware – this dress is stunning and looks so good on you x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  5. Penny August 6, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    It is very lovely! I like pleats.

    • Jessica Emily August 9, 2017 / 9:31 am

      Thanks so much babe! x

  6. corinne & kirsty August 6, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    This dress is so so cute! I love midi dresses! Oliver Bonas is one of my fav brands! They always do such amazing pieces!

    • Jessica Emily August 9, 2017 / 9:31 am

      Thanks lovely! xx

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