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Friday, 9 June 2017

Statement duster coat and summer dress

Perfect for spring or summer weddings, a statement duster coat worn with a floral dress.
If you need some wedding outfit inspiration, and you're nervous about UK summer weather (it's pouring with rain as I write this), you could do no better than this beautiful ivory duster coat, which looks sensational with a patterned summer dress.
The coat will give you that extra layer when you're in a cold church, and looks more contemporary than a pashmina or cardigan.

And you can lose it once the dancing starts!
The coat, by Helene Berman London, is reduced from £189 to £125 at Asos. I love the drama it has, and the statement sleeves.

I partnered it with a fairly simple pink sleeveless cotton summer dress from BonmarchĂ©* (sold out). The dress is a simple design but gives a good shape. I used white accessories: a white bow bag from Asos (pold out), white perspex heeled sandals (Marks and Spencer past season) and large faux pearls.

Sharing this post with: Dawn Lucy at Fashion Should Be Fun, Top of the World Style at High Latitude Style, Fabulous Friday at A Pocketful of Polka Dots, Fancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style, Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style, and Emma at Style Splash.

Item marked * was gifted. My views and opinions are always objective.


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  1. My sort of look Gail - it's lovely a real show stopper! x Jacqui

  2. What a gorgeous coat! I love the sleeves.

    Gemma x

  3. I think a statement covering is essential!! There are so many places that the A/C is too cold or the weather is unpredictable!
    You look fabulous Gail!

    1. Agree with you Jodie - particularly as our weather can't decide if it's coming or going!

  4. Thank you ladies - it is a beaut, my only fear is that statement sleeves may disappear without trace in a couple of months so it could be very old-hat by next year.

  5. Okay I NEED those shoes! :). Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  6. Super wedding outfit, Gail, and that dress is fabulous on its own too. You have a lovely figure which the dress showcases perfectly! Love the shoes. Hope you enjoyed the wedding

  7. I love the double cuff on the coat! I would definatley buy that for a special event so long as I know the grandchildren weren't going to be around with their little fingers! xx

  8. That coat with those sleeves - perfection! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo


  9. I love what you are wearing - it looks so effortless, I never find these things in the shops (I must be looking in the wrong parts of Glasgow :) ). You look wonderful

  10. You look lovely in this dress. Adding the duster makes the look perfect for an afternoon wedding. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  11. Beautiful outfit Gail! I love the sleeves on the duster coat and the perspex heels! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Emma xxx

  12. Wow, Gail! You look amazing in this look! I'm in love with that beautiful duster coat with the ruffle cuffs! Gorgeous! And the way it pairs with your pretty dress is just perfect! And did I mention that I love that adorable clutch?! Really stunning!



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