Evening dresses may just be back on the menu when Freedom Day approaches. However, remember that you don’t have to go to a club to wear a little number; after one year at the WFH in tracksuits, we would happily wear sequins everywhere, from the corner store to the pub. Try to stop us.
There are a lot of sparkles in this edition (metallic minis, dazzled patterns, adorned with fringes and feathers), but also many “to wear” pieces. So if you don’t like big crowds yet, you can work with what you have to try and fit into the brief.
Evening picnic? Try a tight knit dress or a cute mini cotton raised with jewelry. If you’ve got a date on a restaurant patio, try a toned down formal look with flats or just slip on a blazer over them (slip-on dresses are perfect for this high-low style). Finally, for a day in the pub garden with friends, do not hesitate to take it out with an OTT dress. As long as you associate it with trainers or streetwear-inspired accessories, you’re all good.
Alternatively, go ahead and start building your autumn / winter evening wardrobe – satin and embellishments galore – while you patiently wait for the holidays to resume. We obviously wait until June 19.
Keep scrolling to see our 26 best party dresses to buy for summer 2021.