Style Guide: What to Wear to a Garden Party

We cannot resist an exquisite garden party. The sunnier weather and blooming landscapes make garden parties such a lovely atmosphere for socialising and taking in nature. Choosing what to wear, however, can be quite difficult. 

Garden parties are elegant and refined events, so your everyday summer wardrobe may not be appropriate. Not to worry - we have a style guide to help you choose the most stylish outfit for the occasion. 

Floral Prints

Summertime brings beautiful blooms for garden parties. Why not complement the natural surroundings by choosing dresses with vibrant floral prints? Floral prints are no longer just for casual wear. They add a whimsical touch to the most elegant dresses, making them a perfect choice for any formal event. 

Embrace the stunning atmosphere around you with our gorgeous Confident Square Neck Dress in Midnight Jasmine or our Confident 3/4 Dress in Hydrangea. Both have colourful florals and come with a fit that is designed to accentuate your figure. The 3/4 length sleeves and light fabrics are also perfect for keeping you cool during warm summer days.

Polka Dots

If you fancy something different, summer dresses with polka dots can help you stand out from the crowd. Polka dots add a classic yet playful style to any outfit. The design also helps to create a flattering style that enhances a silhouette. 

Choosing a polka dot dress will show off your unique style and create a memorable impression at a garden party. Why not try our Navy Polka Dot Bombshell 'Grace' Tie Front Shirt Dress, inspired by the classic Grace Kelly and Dior dresses of the 50s. It has princess lines that flatten the tummy while lifting the bust — how clever!

Don't Be Afraid to Try a Pop of Colour

Bright and eye-catching summer clothing is a must for garden parties. Brighter designs help you to stand out while complementing the natural beauty around you. Don’t be afraid to add tea dresses with brighter colours such as striking red, pink, 

blue, or green. We adore the Collar Swing Dress in Red Crepe or Confident Dress in Magenta which add a pop of colour and a flattering look for elegant garden parties. 

Not a fan of bright colours? Sequin dresses might be more your thing. Sparkling sequins add a luxurious touch to any outfit and definitely make an impression! Choose a sequin gown for full on Bombshell film-star glamour or perhaps add a sequin layer to your outfit with a lightweight long sequin cardigan from the Bombshell sequin collection.


Summer in London can come with quite unpredictable weather at times. Instead of opting for long sleeves or dresses, you can add a bit of warmth during cooler or rainy weather with a wrap or formal coat. Bombshell has coats in all colours which can be paired with any outfit of your choice.

Nothing says elegance more than a glamorous fascinator. Add a Bombshell fascinator to your outfit and complete the look with a matching pair of statement heels. If you want to add an extra special touch, choose a pearl or diamond necklace and earrings to match. Keep jewellery simple if you plan on wearing sequins or prints so that you don’t distract attention away from your outfit. 

Find the Perfect Garden Party Summer Dress at Bombshell London 

Whether you want to stand out with shiny sequins or prefer a neutral and elegant dress, we have something for every taste at Bombshell London. Shop our clothing range to ensure you look and feel your best at a garden party this summer.


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