Dress to Impress

Posh frocks to launch you on the social scene this summer...

gold silk satin beaded dress, gold and cream layered taffeta dress
  • pictures David Merewether
  • styling Cherry Whytock

Gold silk satin beaded dress, £75 to hire (with option to buy) from Dress Code of Sandhurst, tel 01580 850673; Gold peep-toe slingback shoes by L'Autre Chose, £155 from Siete of T Wells, tel 01892 518934; Gold and cream layered taffeta dress with pearl straps, £550 from Niche of Rye, tel 01797 227175; Dull gold peep-toe slingback sandals with bows on toes by K & S, £110 from Siete of T Wells as before.

embroidered and beaded silk wrap dress

Embroidered and beaded silk wrap dress with cream chiffon tie, £389 from Rachel Tolhurst of T Wells, tel 01892 617440; Gold peep-toe slingback shoes by L'Autre Chose, £155 from Siete of T Wells tel 01892 518934; 'Ashley' cream halterneck top by Coast, £55 from Fenwick of T Wells, tel 01892 516716; 'Athena' cream chiffon skirt by Coast, £75 from Fenwick of T Wells as before; 'Phoebe' gold, pearl and brown bead necklace by Coast, £35 and matching bracelet, £28 from Fenwick as before; Dull gold peep-toe slingback sandals with bows on toes by K & S, £110 from Siete of T Wells, as before.

pink and green chiffon dress, old rose beaded chiffon dress

Pink and green chiffon dress with beaded neck and strap detail by After Six, £365 from Eve's of West Malling, tel 01732 845303; Dull gold peep-toe slingback sandals with bows on toes by K & S, £110 from Siete of T Wells, tel 01892 518934; Old rose beaded chiffon dress by Yve, £210 from The Italian Wardrobe of T Wells, tel 01892 514143; Pink and taupe double string bead necklace, £110 from Niche of Rye, tel 01797 227175; Silver peep-toe slingback shoes by L'Autre Chose, £155 from Siete of T Wells, as before.

gold bustier, gold satin skirt

'Odette' gold bustier by Coast, £75 from Fenwick of T Wells, tel 01892 516716; Gold satin skirt by Coast, £80 from Fenwick as before; 'Theron' gold bag by Coast, £35 from Fenwick as before; Dull gold peep-toe slingback sandals with bows on toes by K & S, £110 from Siete of T Wells, tel 01892 518934; 'Lynne' tulle mint top, £149 from Rachel Tolhurst of T Wells, tel 01892 617440; Embroidered tulle bolero tie-top in soft mint, £129 from Rachel Tolhurst of T Wells as before; 'Libby' tulle mint embroidered skirt, £299 from Rachel Tolhurst as before; Gold peep-toe slingback shoes by L'Autre Chose, £155 from Siete of T Wells as before.

black jumpsuit, coral pink beaded chiffon dress

Black diamant√© sprinkled jumpsuit by Joseph Ribkoff, £295 from Elizabeth Rose of Tenterden, tel 01580 763815; Diamant√© choker by Lewis Henry, £39 from Elizabeth Rose of Tenterden as before; Diamant√© bracelet by Lewis Henry, £15 from Elizabeth Rose of Tenterden as before; Black and silver sequined strappy sandals by Rodo, £270 from Siete of T Wells, tel 01892 518934; Coral pink beaded chiffon dress by Serenade, £499 from Eve's of West Malling, tel 01732 845303; Silver peep-toe slingback shoes by L'Autre Chose, £155 from Siete of T Wells, as before; Masks stylist's own.

taupe layered net beaded dress, coffee coloured dress

Taupe layered net beaded dress by Blank, £167.50 from The Find of Cranbrook, tel 01580 713171; Taupe net beaded cardigan by Blank, £121.50 from The Find of Cranbrook as before; Dull gold peep-toe slingback sandals with bows on toes by K & S, £110 from Siete of T Wells, tel 01892 518934; Pale blue prom dress with beaded bodice, £85 to hire (with option to buy) from Dress Code of Sandhurst, tel 01580 850673; Coffee coloured dress by Lileth, £270 from Niche of Rye, tel 01797 227175; 'Antique' lace over-bodice by Lileth, £124 from Niche of Rye as before; Amethyst and gold long bead necklace, £80 from Niche of Rye as before; Taupe suede peep-toe sandals with bows on toes, £90 from Siete of T Wells as before.

Our thanks to Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells for allowing us to photograph in their sumptuous Abbey Well Suite, which is available for private parties and is also licensed for weddings. Contact Hotel du Vin on 01892 526455 or email events@tunbridgewells.hotelduvin.com