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One of the things which we love about the change in seasons is the sudden influx of invitations which find their way into our letterboxes. Whether it’s a save the date for a party, invitation to a summer wedding or the promise of an upcoming special occasion, it’s always lovely to have something to look forward to- and (more importantly!) plan an outfit for. Regular Aesthetic readers will know that all of our contributing editors are real shopping fiends, but we have to confess that when it comes to putting together the perfect look for an unusually extravagant event, we do tend to err a little on the panicky side of prepared. Truth be told, we’re not really ones for a last minute dash to Oxford Street in search of that elusive showstopping dress- we’d much rather have a stress free shop a few weeks in advance, picking up accessories and finishing touches well ahead of time. Thank heaven then, for Whistles, and their beautiful selection of SS13 occasionwear:

whistlesGloria Lace Dress- £175, Elle Lace Dress- £195, Sculptured Crepe Dress, £135. All available from Atterley Road.

We’re all huge fans of Whistles here at Aesthetic HQ and have long admired their quality approach to classic design. In particular, we love their ability to create super-covetable wardrobe essentials season after season, as well as their contemporary take on trends. In fact, Whistles is something of a go-to destination for us when we know we’ve got a special event on the horizon, and for SS13 the design team have once again come up trumps with a beautiful selection of dresses which are perfect for any occasion. We’re big fans of the Gloria lace dress- in shocking cobalt blue it’s a brilliantly bold alternative to pastels, and the scalloped edging lends a really on trend finish. The Elle lace dress is a piece which was made for a wedding if ever we saw one- with a beautiful lilac lace overlay and classic silhouette it really is the epitome of summer elegance. Finally, the Sculpted Crepe Dress is a something which a few of us in the office are already busy saving our pennies for- not only do we adore the vibrant flamingo pink shade, but it’s definitely a worthwhile wardrobe investment as it’s so versatile and perfect for styling in so many different ways.

Sarah Farrell is a fashion and lifestyle blogger at My Sentimental Heart. A regular contributor to Aesthetic Magazine, Sarah’s main interests lie in baking and style. Sarah is also the Features Editor of Aesthetic Online. She Tweets @sarah_sentiment.

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