4 Ways to be the Best Dressed Guest

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Once upon a time in a top secret location in West London Boden & Bloom & Wild were beavering away working their magic. They invited us along to pick out our favourite pieces from their brand spanking new occasionwear collection and to discuss our event dressing tips. As soon as someone says occasionwear our heads fill with fear of sequins, puff, sashes and crippling shoes. Well fear not modern princesses the Fairy Bod{en}Mother is here to show you how to look cool, from the Ball to the Bar she’s got you covered with a collection of special occasion dresses and jumpsuits.

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

If you’ve come here looking for tips on how to dress up like a Disney princess then you better, ahem, Let it Go. We are all about MODERN occasionwear. For us it’s the perfect time to have fun and be fabulous. Try out a new colour or a bold shade/print to stand out from the crowd.

Go bright and bold, sleek and sassy with these colour clashing pieces. You already know by now that we can’t get enough of red and pink so are broadening our horizons with a splash of orange. All zesty without the ompa-lompa, we’d rather enter a ball party like a wrecking ball than in a carriage.

Perhaps you wouldn’t put this cerise vest and tomato skirt combo together as on paper it shouldn’t work, but hopefully you agree that it JUST DOES. The simplicity in the design is key: no added fuss to distract from the colour blocking perfection.

The fit of this dress is slimline and sophisticated and if you aren’t one for volume or OTT details then a simple Shift is for you. The crochet fabric and contrasting colours add the perfect amount of detailing and the empire line always elongates your legs {the fit is actually knee skimming if you aren’t a human giant like us}.

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

*these* shoes. Swoon

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

Alice wears top, skirt, necklace and heels by Boden

Hannah wears dress and heels by Boden

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

This jumpsuit allows you to experiment with a new silhouette in a classic colour making it super easy to wear {and can we also mention how blinkin’ comfy it is too} A full skirted V~neck dress is also probably one of *the* most flattering dress shapes around as it enhances all your best bits and conceals the others. Throw in a fun, cute naive floral and you have a winner. A print like this makes accessorising a dream: go for a colour pop like these orange mid block heels or something neutral and let the dress do the talking.

BELLE & BUNTY BODEL LONDON BLOGGER SHOOT SS17

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild
Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

BELLE & BUNTY BODEL LONDON BLOGGER SHOOT SS17

Belle & Bunty London Boden blogger shoot collaboration ss17 Bloom & Wild

Alice wears jumpsuit and sandals by Boden

Hannah wears dress, necklace and sandals by Boden

We’d love to hear which are your favourite looks. Would you dare to be different in bold colours, a fashion forward silhouette or eye-catching prints?  If you like the look of these outfits and are looking for something for a special occasion {or just…. because} here are more Boden goodies……

This post is in collaboration with Boden. Flowers by Bloom & Wild

See more of us in this shoot alongside other fashion bloggers Freddie Harrel and Rosie The Londoner over on the Boden website here

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