Karen Millen: The Occasion Wear Edit

As part of the #BrunchTalks series, Karen Millen’s Creative Director Gemma Metheringham talks summer event dressing with style editor, actor, host and model Donna Air…

With summer around the corner, we are sharing some of our favourite Karen Millen pieces and styling tips to help you prepare for the upcoming social season.

 'The social season provides so many opportunities to dress up! For daytime gatherings, such as garden parties or sporting occasions, I might choose a floral dress or a jumpsuit with a jacket thrown over in case the weather turns. Flats are a must, lawns and heels don’t mix. For evening, I might opt for a more tailored dress and lace is perfect for summer. I tend to avoid black and opt for bright, fresh colours. Transition from day to night with a gorgeous pair of heels.
Rules have relaxed, although in some cases – for example, Royal Ascot – a strict code still applies; check before choosing your outfit.'

Dresses are key for the summer season. You’ll find a beautiful selection in our collection to suit every occasion, from floor length and floaty to elegantly tailored styles.
My advice for dressing for summer events is have fun with it. Choose bright colours or floral prints and wear with a simple clutch to let your dress shine. Above all, wear something which will make you feel confident and comfortable!

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Orange waffle weave belted dress
Karen Millen
Orange waffle weave dress
Karen Millen
£170 £85
Denim nautical dress
Karen Millen
£75 £40
Neoprene nautical sandals
Karen Millen
£45 £30
Skinny yellow belt
Pastel signature leather jacket
Karen Millen
£425 £210
Pastel signature jacket