We go Occasionwear Shopping with Phase Eight

Oh hello sunshine! It may have only appeared for a few hours but it’s enough to give us hope that spring is finally here, and that means one thing; the season of weddings, races, garden parties and all those other occasions where we get to pull on our finest frock and drink champagne in the middle of the day is here.

So with that in mind, yesterday we popped down to our local Phase Eight store for an afternoon of dress up all in the name of finding you a fabulous outfit for that big occasion. Now this was extremely hard work people as we were spoilt for choice, but we like to think we nailed so pretty impressive looks.

Here is our Social Media Manger Carli in some of our favourite looks – tell us what you think!

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The Races

A big racing event is one of our favourite events of the year and is the perfect excuse to dress up. Instead of a classic dress though, we opted for this stunning jumpsuit which makes a modern alternative. The striped jacket and oversized fascinator add to the glamour factor.

Shop the Race Day EditPhase Eight - Race Day

Phase Eight Joanna JumpsuitPhase Eight Large FascinatorPhase Eight Miranda Stripe Jacket 

Candy Colours

Pastels, ice cream hues, sorbet shades or candy colours, whatever you want to call them, they are hot for SS14. This gorgeous pale pink dress also ticks off the pleated trend so is a guaranteed winner for a wedding. Our favourite look of the day!

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Phase Eight - Pretty Pastels

Phase Eight Gabby DressPhase Eight Jewelled Clutch Bag - Phase Eight Satin Sandal

Prom Night

The classic fit & flare prom dress is a steadfast style in amongst the trends that come and go. Always stylish, always flattering and always ready for any occasion, we loved this sophisticated black and blue number teamed with black accessories.

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Phase Eight - Prom Night

Phase Eight Fit & Flare Dress - Phase Eight Jewelled Clutch Bag - Phase Eight Satin Sandal

Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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