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How To Dress For Any Occasion; A Gallery Opening & A Cocktail Party


By Holly O'Neill
26th Apr 2016
How To Dress For Any Occasion; A Gallery Opening & A Cocktail Party

Looking for a sartorial survival guide to the summer event season? Read on?

THE EVENT

A GALLERY OPENING

For an event that requires polish but no fuss, such as an exhibition or gallery opening, opt for something classic yet contemporary. Invest in a selection of separates in a neutral colour palette, then deftly layer slightly different shades of vanilla and cream to create a look that’s subtle and interesting, as well as coherent from head to toe.

THE BRAND

TARA JARMON

at Arnotts and tarajarmon.com
This label is a little-known gem that’s evolved far beyond its simple shift dress origins into a sophisticated brand that caters for modern women with a strong design sensibility. We also love its quirky styling ideas.

READ MORE: How To Dress For Any Occasion; A Day At The Races

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THE EVENT

A CHIC COCKTAIL PARTY

The trick to dressing for a grown-up drinks party is simple: nothing too short, too tight or too bright. If you’re a guest at a classy cocktail party, try a pair of palazzo pants with an elegantly draped top, or a voluminous tunic dress.

THE BRAND

UMIT KUTLUK

at Arnotts, Emporium Kalu and 27 Merrion Square (umitkutluk.com)
Turkish-born, Dublin-based Umit Kutluk has brought a freshness and modernity to occasionwear that appeals to women from 25 to 55. His ready-to-wear pieces exude understated elegance, but exquisite fabrics and precision tailoring define them as special pieces that will last (both physically and fashionably) a lifetime.

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READ MORE: How To Dress For Any Occasion; Happy Feet

This article originally appeared in the May issue of IMAGE, on shelves now.