Along with the hope of (even) more sunny weather, August brings with it a long weekend. From letting loose at Europe's biggest street party, Notting Hill Carnival, to recharging your batteries with a seaside retreat, there are so many ways to make the most of it. Our summer dresses will more than fit the bill.
Experience the thrill of the races against the beautiful backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside. A magnificent mix of elegant fashion and some of the greatest races in the world, 'Glorious Goodwood' is a spectacle not to be missed. Adhere to the dress code with our standout occasionwear.
Watch a gravity-defying display at the UK's biggest air festival. Find a spot on the beach to enjoy the best views of the soaring central flight line against the backdrop of a flotilla of Royal Navy ships. Back on the ground, you'll find a plethora of entertainment and food. Dress for the beach with our Holiday edit.
Revel in all the fun of the Fringe. Each year, thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages across Edinburgh as they play their part in the world's largest arts festival. From theatre and comedy to musicals and opera, there's something for every taste. A comfortable pair of flats will see you through.
Tuck into the ultimate foodie experience at the BBC Good Food Festival. Whichever show you opt for, you'll be able watch live cookery from the country's favourite chefs. You can also sample tantalising new flavours and fine foods from independent producers. Jeans with a little give recommended.
The world's most prestigious tennis tournament is just around the corner. And while you may have been left empty handed after the Wimbledon ballot, you can still catch the action at one of the many screenings taking place across the capital. Take style cues from our Wimbledon edit.
Sporting events don't come much more quintessentially English than the Henley Royal Regatta. Since 1830, rowers, socialites and picnic-goers have gathered on the banks of the River Thames for five days of racing and traditional summer fun. Opt for smart casual attire.
Now in its 250th annual celebration of "art made now", this year's exhibition promises to be the biggest, brightest and most colourful yet. Grayson Perry RA and his committee of fellow artists have handpicked over 1,300 artworks from the likes of David Hockney RA, Tracey Emin and Martin Parr. There's lots to see so opt for a comfy pair of sandals.
Classical connoisseur? Pop the Proms in your diary. Predominantly taking place at London's Royal Albert Hall, the festival encompasses an eight-week summer season of daily classical music concerts from the world's greatest orchestras, as well as workshops, talks and family events. Dress up in our elegant occasionwear.
Beautiful blooms in a spectacular location. With a magnificent mix of innovative show gardens by today’s top designers and inspiring plant displays, the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show promises to be a fabulous summer’s day out. Take it all in wearing a comfortable pair of flats.
Place your bets! Synonymous with tradition, spectacle and style, the Royal Ascot is an irrefutable highlight of the British summer social calendar. Look the part as you enjoy a flutter with our elegant occasion outfits and chic accessories.
Now in its 178th year, the Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland’s most iconic events. Showcasing all things rural, it’s a unique chance to get up close to the country’s prized livestock, as well as taste what its bountiful larder has to offer. Jeans with added stretch recommended.
Classical music against the backdrop of ancient castle ruins. Sound like music to your ears? Then head to Pontefract Castle for an evening with the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular fireworks finale. Our Saskia trench will rise to the occasion.
Still waiting on that invitation? Do the next best thing and celebrate the royal wedding with a glorious garden party. We suggest setting an elegant dress code for your guests (cue our occasionwear collection) and toasting the nuptials with a chic champagne cocktail. Cheers!
Enjoy a floral feast served up by the Chelsea Flower Show. Leading the way in pioneering garden design for over a century, look out for a therapeutic garden and a space inspired by the ingenuity of people in situations of forced migration. Soak it all up in a comfy pair of plimsolls. Until Saturday 26th May.
Make the most of not one, but two long weekends. Stay true to May Day tradition with a spot of Maypole dancing at one of the many festivals taking place across the UK. And when the second bank holiday comes a-knocking, how about a staycation? Our trench has you covered.
Celebrate all things green during National Gardening Week. A modern masterpiece awaits at Flax Barn in Somerset. But if country gardens are more your thing, head to Stretton Old Hall in Cheshire, where you’ll find no end of inspiration. Both call for a comfortable pair of jeans. Until Friday 6th May.
Calling all music lovers. This May, Bath Festival will be hosting some of the very best music from across the globe. Showcasing a wide range of genres, the city’s streets and historical buildings will be brought to life by an array of talented musicians. Dancing shoes recommended. Until Friday 27th May.
Spring has sprung and tulips are in bloom; what better time to visit Amsterdam than Easter weekend? Stock up on bulbs at the city’s famous Flower Market, discover fascinating museums or simply take a stroll along its plethora of picturesque canals. A stylish pair of flats will keep up with your explorations.
Fabulous Friday, the aptly named Ladies Day at the Grand National, provides the perfect opportunity to dress to impress. Make a style statement in a vibrant dress and matching jacket – it is April after all.
Celebrate the first blooms of spring at the Harrogate Flower Show. The first major event in the gardening calendar, its beautiful show gardens and extensive plant nurseries are sure to inspire those with green fingers. Comfy plimsolls are a must.
Raise a glass (or cup of tea) to the patron saint of England at the Feast of St George 2018. As well as pearly kings and queens, street entertainers and an abundance of English food stalls, a number of female artists are set to perform in celebration of the centenary of some UK women getting the vote. Keep April showers at bay in our trusted trench coat.
Calling all dog lovers. Crufts is the biggest celebration of every kind of canine, from the well-groomed to the hard-working. Watch the always popular ‘Best in Show’ wearing your go-to trench coat.
Until Sunday 18 March
Tea for two? Treat your mum to an afternoon at a stylish establishment in town. Try Rosewood London for an art-inspired menu, or The Ritz is a traditional favourite. Both call for an elegant dress with a touch of stretch for comfort.
And they’re off! Wednesday is Ladies Day at The Festival™ where you can see the best in Jump racing and dress up in all your finery. Stand out in a bold-hued dress and coordinating jacket (just in case it’s chilly outside).
Until Sunday 16 March
Take a look at key pieces worn by notable royal women, including Princess Margaret, and discover the fascinating story behind them. Afterwards, take a stroll through the beautiful city of Bath in a comfy pair of plimsolls.
Until Saturday 28 April
Weekend-long festivities to celebrate the Year of the Dog start with a 175 ft dragon parade. Take in this spectacular sight, feast from food stalls and watch the fireworks finale, wearing warm layers.
Until Sunday 18 February