M&S #Dressmoments for Summer Occasions (& #Passion4Fashion Linkup)

Summer occasions mean lovely dresses, right? One of the many things i look forward to come the summer season is carefully selecting the most perfect dress fit for each occasion.

For me the dress is very important, its a representation of who I am, how I was feeling and what I was inspired by at that point in time. 

I remember many of my special occasions over the year by what dress I was wearing, which then evokes so many great memories. I have a box in my attic of dresses from my 18th, 21st, the dress i wore on my first date with my now husband and the dress from the first wedding we attended together as a couple. 

{Sidenote: I’ll never forget the look on Salvatore’s face when i walked out in my little wrap dress the first time he took me out.. it was definitely a #DressMoment i will never forget}

Dresses an important pin point in time for me and I absolutely love looking back at my #DressMoments and remembering all those fantastic outfits I’ve worn and the joy I had whilst wearing them.

So you can see why I put a lot of thought in to each Occasions outfit. Its not just a dress. Its also a memory in the making. Where some people collect corks from bottles of champers, or other occasion paraphernalia, I collect dresses.

This season Marks & Spencer have curated a collection for all Summer occasions, whether that be a wedding, graduation or smart party or a lovely summer garden soiree, there are dresses that will have you feeling your absolute best, enabling you to make the best memories and have your very own #DressMoment.

Check the piece out here

I’ve picked out a dress for a Wedding, Smart function and a Garden party and styled them up in my own little way to give you some idea of what to look out for for your own #DressMoment

Wedding Guest Outfit

B R I G H T  G R E E N

Yep, this colour is the colour that will work for you so so well. Whether you’re brunette, blonde, ginger, grey or white, this colour works like an instant skin tonic, giving you pep and glow all in one wonderful dress. The emerald green is a marvel, the lace detailing is exquisite and the cut is flattering and graceful. 

Try this dress like I have either with black for a strong striking contrast. Alternatively try navy for a softer look, but one that will work equally well. Blue and green should definitely be seen together.

Another great option is Peacock colours, blues, teals and purples will all work tremendously well and will give this dress a truly funky edge that will really stand out from the crowd.

Want to veer away from the darker tones? Try coral, gold and silver. All would lift this dress for an instantly lighter colour-scheme.

Green Dress
Black Shoes

Smart Occasion Outfit (Graduation)

L A S E R  C U T  D E T A I L

Still going strong, this on-trend style will have people asking where you bought such an expensive piece. The detailing of the laser cut detailing means you can keep everything else pretty simple. I have again chosen for a striking contrast sticking with monochrome accessories, but have also added in a punch of character with the animal print bag. Smart occasions allow for a little bit of fun to be added to a formal yet fun outfit.

White Dress

 Summer Party Outfit

B O L D  P R I N T

Ahhh Summer Soirees ; food to feast on and drinks-a-flowing, for this type of event you want to feel comfy and yet, of course, fabulous. A bold fun print dress will be your best friend. Instant outfit. The cold shoulder style adds a nod to the on trend style and summer time vibes, whilst the loose flowing a line style means this dress is perfect for hiding a food baby and copious amounts of sangria *wink*, the flowing fabric means this dress is super easy to wear and super comfy to boot. I’ve donned the summer staples to go with this easy to wear dress, with my denim jacket and comfy wedges. Finally I added in some fun statement earrings to bring a contrast to the outfit.

This bold print will work tremendously well with a contrasting orange, or a splash of yellow to make this a really fun outfit.

Bold Print Dress
Denim Jacket
Tan Wedge Espadrilles

All DRESSES found here

With a big thanks to M&S for allowing me to work with them on this wonderful campaign.

Do you have any great #DressMoments.. past or potential to make some this summer?
I have a wedding to look forward to this year and I’m already excited to don a dress and create more memories!

An InLinkz Link-up



  1. April 21, 2017 / 6:14 am

    I have a dress ni on identical to the green colour Rachel. And your spot on what you say about this colour. It really does give off lovely tones. All of these dresses are gorgeous. You wear large prints so well too.
    I want to thank you for linking up too. That means a lot 🙂

  2. April 21, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Oh my goodness, I am so I love with that green dress!

  3. April 21, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Brilliant photos, Rachel! And that green dress is to do die for.

  4. April 21, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    It's true how our clothing can evoke memories, Rachel!!
    All 3 of those dresses are fabulous—I'd wear each and every one of them. I am partial to dresses because they are somewhat easier! In fact, my husband said I don't need any more—but really, what does he know? ha ha

  5. April 21, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Your choices are perfect for each of those occasions, Rachel! Dresses are my favorite piece of clothing and I can't wait to have an excuse to wear them 😉
    Happy weekend and thanks for the linkup!


  6. April 21, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Stunning in every dress darling, beautiful pics, beautiful you. So happy we did this campaign together xx

  7. April 21, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Three beautiful dresses and so wonderfully styled. Your fascinator is too cute. So sweet you have saved the special dresses from your life!

  8. April 21, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    All of these dresses are stunning on you! Marks and Spencer has so many great things! I am looking forward to shopping there when we visit Ireland this summer!

  9. Kristina
    April 21, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    All three looks are fabulous! You look stunning. Are you wearing nude tights in all of the looks? If yes, which brand?

  10. Anonymous
    April 21, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Every outfit is lovely in their own way. I could not choose a favorite because I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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