THE PERFECT SUMMER PARTY DRESS

My crazy, hectic, manic [insert your own choice of synonym which basically means "my life is so mental I'm constantly running around like a headless chicken" here] lifestyle means that more often than not, events and occasions come up at the last minute. Or, I just don't have time to head out and find something perfect to wear because of the 3958383 things to do on my never ending to do list. And this, nearly every single time, results in a floordrobe, followed by manic whatsapps to the girls along the lines of "I have absolutely no clothes" (whilst standing in a room full of them), and then a manic dash to my favourite go-to store which never fails to disappoint every single time.

Said upcoming event that I "have nothing to wear" for, a rooftop Summer Party. Said store that always has my back every single time... Topshop
Dress - Topshop / Bag - Topshop / Shoes - Topshop / Cuff - Topshop / Blazer - Topshop

Topshop is a brand that I have spent far too much time - and money, oops - in over the years and it's still a place that I can't stop going back to. From perfect basics to cool casual wear to the perfect dresses for any occasion, it is always my first port of call whenever I have an occasion to dress for.

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I have developed a very strong love of ruffles. Ruffle tops, ruffle hems, ruffle jumpers... you name it, I have been buying/snapping/declaring my love for it. Which is why when I wanted a Summer party dress that needed to be glam but understated, smart but not too much.. I knew it had to be a ruffle dress and I knew I needed to head down to The Mothership. Otherwise known as Topshop (also known as Toppers to the cool kids).
So I found the perfect dress... and then proceeded to bore everyone to death over how much I loved it but the thing is, it's just so damn comfortable. It's stretchy, it accommodates a hefty bread basket and a prosecco with the girls, it's super ridiculously comfortable but thanks to the gorgeous ruffle running down the side of the dress looks so much more sophisticated and chic. It really does turn what is actually quite a simple dress into a little bit more of a statement (without being too much). I also adore the shoulder detail on the right side which just adds a little somethin somethin and is also super flattering.

Alongside the dress of dreams I went for a Slouch Tuxedo Jacket which omg I am totally obsessed with, a gorgeous pair of Monique Strap block sandals which are unbelievably comfortable thanks to the chunky heel. Paired with a simple but beautiful Cable Clutch and a gold floral cuff that I knew would get so many compliments (it did fyi) and has the ability to totally change the dressiness of an outfit.

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So in case you couldn't tell, I am obsessed with this ruffle dress. I am obsessed with the outfit. I am obsessed with Topshop. The thing is, I just love knowing that I have somewhere to go that I can always rely on, it takes away the panic of last minute events and gives you the buzz of confidence that your outfit always looks good. Whatever the occasion, Topshop always has a dress for it. So here's to many more summer parties and dresses that dreams were made of, to come!


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I would love to know what your favourite style of dress is for summer, are you as obsessed with ruffles as I am? Are you a Topshop girl too and do we need to start an appreciation group? ;)

As always, thanks so much for reading!

xx


This post is in collaboration with Topshop

24 comments

  1. Top shop is my number one stop for gorgeous dresses like this one! I love the cuff too, you styled it all together so well :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen

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  2. What a pretty dress, I love the white ruffle
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  3. Ohhhhh I want the blazer. I want the blazer baaaad <3 such great photos lovely! xx


    Little Miss Katy

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  4. Can't get enough of ruffles as well, they are chic and makes every outfit look prettier! You look beautiful in white! Metallic shoes is a good addition, metallic and white looks good together x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  5. Bloomin' love a ruffle gal! You look absolutely s t u n n i n g in that dress, such a lovely ensemble. Topshop is my absolute babe, we have a love/hate relationship (the place steals all my dollar) but I always find myself returning hehe. I wanna go to that venue, how amazing?! Immy x

    www.immymay.com

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  6. What a stunning dress! I have 2 events coming up soon that I need dresses for so will be scouring Topshop! xx

    Beautylymin

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  7. This is about to be a very long comment because I have so many things to compliment haha! First off, these pictures are BEAUT, how stunning do you look? A rooftop party sounds so much fun and you've got the perfect dress for it! Topshop has been one of my absolute faves since I was about 14 and they NEVER disappoint! I adore that bangle you're wearing and also your nails are amazing! (told you there were a lot of compliments). Finally go you for landing a collaboration with Topshop, that's the actual dream and you always completely boss your sponsored content <3
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  8. This is stunning, lady! I'm so glad you found a dress you love. I can relate to your ruffles obsession, they're pretty great. I rarely shop at Topshop but now I want to go check it out more!
    Also lol at your first paragraph about the manic 'I have nothing to wear!' moment. We've all been there.
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

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  9. Oh wow! Gorgeous! Such a beautiful dress, I love the heels and I definitely share your love for ruffles!
    WritingMonique

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  10. Girl you pull off white so good!
    Love this dress :)

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  11. This is such a gorgeous dress, love your whole look! Your shoes and jewellery and hair. . . everything is perfect. Beautiful! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  12. The dress is gorgeous!! And I love ruffles too!

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  13. You look gorgeous! This is a lovely dress, and I love the ruffles. You are much braver than I, wearing white as I know I'd just manage to spill something on it, being the clumsy cow I am!

    Meg | Elmpetra

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  14. You look stunning and that background is amazing! Love London xx

    The Fashion Matters- Travel & Fashion Blog

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  15. This is absolutey gorgeous Elle, you look so beautiful and elegant! I love how you've styled it, from the blazer, to the cuff to the shoes,everything is just SO CHIC! :)

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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  16. You were in my neck of the woods Elle - the view from Madison is fantastic! Love the ruffle dress and I was trying on clothes in Topshop today as they have some great new Summery styles

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  17. Very nice :))
    http://stylishfashionbylu.blogspot.com/

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  18. I LOVE this dress babe you look AMAZING! I have been spending so much at Topshop lately - whoops! xxx

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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  19. Bloody love a good ruffle at the moment and this dress is amaaaazing! You look so lovely in it. Photos are fab!

    Sophie xxx
    www.sopharsogood.com

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  20. I absolutely love this dress! My style tends to me more on the conservative style but this dress nails it. It's perfect for parties and holidays when I want to do more than just some black slacks. All of this without even being overly priced either! (:

    Yolanda| www.cutieandherbeauty.com

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  21. An extremely elegant outfit, amazing ;)

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/back-from-holidays/

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  22. Great outfit and great blog!
    If you have nothing to wear you should try the Stylishly Virtual Wardrobe and Personal Stylist app. We would be happy to set you up with your own virtual wardrobe to make looks on screen and quickly shop that perfect party outfit :)

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