Last Updated on 19th October 2013
Whether you’re making merry with a posh picnic in a country park, or having a quiet affair with loved ones in a cosy garden, the proof won’t be in the lavender cake pudding, but rather in the garb you show up in!
Garden parties are fairly relaxed affairs (unless you’re a male resident of Buckingham Palace, in which case you’ll be wearing a silly suit and marching everywhere), so we’d like to channel our inner lady and bring to the garden party table a touch of femininity with dainty print.
‘Polite’ fashion is what we like to call it; a summer-perfect, demure dress complete with a polished clutch and ladylike heels. Outfit at the ready, now to locate the cake pile amongst the pretty flowerbeds!
Erdem Inga floral printed and sequin embellished dress,
£1,935 £1,160, available at Browns
Tibet block heel sandals,
£110 £55, available at French Connection
Diane Von Furstenberg Tonda tweed clutch,
£263 £184, available at Matches
Cat eye sunglasses, £16, available at Topshop