Rule Britannia

Keep cool this season in beautiful dresses from British designers...


Poppy 'Sweet Shop' dress, £129, Alice Robson silver and ruby beaded necklace, £95, British Design British Made, Battle 01580 879676 / 07903 274001 www.britishdesignbritishmade.com; shell and resin bangle, £14, bangle stack, £30, Spice, Cranbrook 01580 714156 www.spicecranbrook.co.uk


Jewelled bracelets, £12.95 each, jewelled rings, £7.95 each, Spice, Cranbrook 01580 714156 www.spicecranbrook.co.uk; nails painted in Mavala 'Jaipur' nail colour from the Chilli & Spice collection, £4.50, available at Fenwick, Tunbridge Wells 01892 516716 www.fenwick.co.uk


Fruit Check Shirt Dress in cream, £145, Lowie, Herne Hill, London 0207 733 0040 www.ilovelowie.com; shell and resin bangle, £14, bangle stack, £30, Spice, Cranbrook 01580 714156 www.spicecranbrook.co.uk


Vintage Inspired Cotton Prom Dress in coral, £110, Lowie, Herne Hill, London 0207 733 0040 www.ilovelowie.com; Alice Robson silver and ruby beaded necklace, £95, British Design British Made, Battle 01580 879676 / 07903 274001 www.britishdesignbritishmade.com; coloured friendship bracelets, £3.99 each, Spice, Cranbrook 01580 714156 www.spicecranbrook.co.uk; recycled leather shoulder clutch, £45, Bags of Surprise, 07557 237860 www.bagsofsurprise.com


Fruit Check Strappy Collar Dress in blue, £72, Lowie, Herne Hill, London 0207 733 0040 www.ilovelowie.com; Lizzie Lock giant flower Alice band, £45, British Design British Made, Battle 01580 879676 / 07903 274001 www.britishdesignbritishmade.com; multiple chain bracelet, £34, coloured friendship bracelets, £3.99 each, Spice, Cranbrook 01580 714156 www.spicecranbrook.co.uk


Jolaby Frill Dress, £155, British Design British Made, Battle 01580 879676 / 07903 274001 www.britishdesignbritishmade.com; straw hat with leopard scarf, £20, bangle stack, £30, multiple chain bracelet, £34, Spice, Cranbrook 01580 714156 www.spicecranbrook.co.uk


Poppy 'Make a Wish' dress, £129, British Design British Made, Battle 01580 879676 / 07903 274001 www.britishdesignbritishmade.com; wide brim hat, £25, silver, pearl & amethyst bracelet, £22, pearl and silver bracelet, £18, bangle stack, £30, Spice, Cranbrook 01580 714156 www.spicecranbrook.co.uk

Many thanks to Athelas Plants for allowing us to photograph in their gorgeous exotic plant nursery in Ninfield, near Battle. Find out more at www.athelasplantsco.uk or call 01424 893593

To see more examples of Anna Bourne's special occasion and bridal makeup, visit www.annabourne.co.uk or call 07989 414426

  • pictures David Merewether
  • styling Lucy Fleming
  • Makeup Anna Bourne
  • Model Jenna