It’s a tacit secret every stylista knows that some clothes carry certain sartorial power that make you feel nothing short of royalty whenever you slip them on. In Beyonce terms, it could be considered the ‘freakum dress’, although contextually that dress was meant just for the club. This summer, our interest is in finding those single pieces that stretch beyond the confines of a sticky bar, and make us feel as sophisticated as a queen all in one go. Whether it’s how it fits, the material, how it swishes around or catches the light when you walk… every girl should invest in dresses this summer that will take them to every type of occasion- because that’s what a true queen would do. So in the name of sovereign style, we’ve collated our favourite dresses from Ted Baker that hit the mark when it comes to bringing out your inner majesty, and for any event you could be at this summer- to make sure you take each step through the season in elegance.
Feel Like A Sophisticated Queen At Every Summer Event With These Ted Baker Dresses
Whether you'll be attending garden parties or graduation, find the elegant look of your dreams with these stunning dresses from Ted Baker
If you’re lucky enough to be apart of the class of 2019, congratulations! After all the tedious essays and exams, you truly deserve to feel like royalty for this day. For an option that’s equally smart and glamorous, go for a pale yellow twisted neck skater dress- a perfect way to flaunt a mid-summer tan to all your coursemates.
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For A Fancy Brunch
Although it’s bound to get messy on occasion, a boozy brunch with friends at a nice place is the summer shortcut to a refined lifestyle. So it’s only right you match your midday breakfast and drinks with a daisy print sleeveless shirt dress. We reckon this is the kind of thing Meghan Markle would wear to a posh boozy brunch in London with friends, paired with her patent favourite nude pumps and a pearl necklace. You know… if she was able to freely down mimosa’s and bloody mary’s with her pancakes at 11 am.
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For A Garden Party
Depending on the formality of the garden party you’re attending (usually judged by the presence of paper plates vs. outdoor dining ware), you can often get away with a more casual look. But alas, this is the summer of sophistication. So we deem it only proper to wear a dress that won’t be out of place in a laid-back setting, but will rise to the occasion of an esteemed affair all the same. Take this orange textured wrap dress, for example. Light-weight but with a luxurious look, this dress is perfect for the summertime. Dress it up with some resin jewellery and cork wedges, or act relaxed with a pair of white trainers and a velvet scrunchie.
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For A Wedding
If you’re in the attendance of a beautiful union, you’re naturally given the incentive to dress ‘romantic’. Which is exactly what the Robbee dress does. Black and tiered, tied at the waist, and decorated by metallic flecks and florals, this silk blend maxi dress does all the right things to create your perfect wedding guest dress.
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For A Birthday Dinner/ Drinks
With Leo season approaching, you’re bound to have a flamboyant friend that wants to celebrate their birthday with class. To show up in the spirit of fire season, wear something red and form fitting. Perfect for a chic and sexy transition from dinner to drinks, and works especially well with a pair of metallic heels and accessories.
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For A Picnic
While picnics are a great ad hoc activity when the weather is nice and you’ve got some nice nibbles in the fridge, a fully planned picnic packed with prosecco, cheese boards and all sorts is like no other. And the right dress can really make the occasion. For a bright, sunny day in the summer, accompany your picnic basket and blanket with a colourful striped dress. Since picnic-ing is a cute activity reminiscent of the 50’s, add a pair of sandals and a wide headband to create your own retro look.
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