Beautiful ballerina Darcey Bussell looked wonderful wearing the V Curve Grande for BBCs Strictly come Dancing show for the semi final on BBC. The V Curve is a grand statement cocktail dress silhouette. It is the most wonderful elegant occasionwear dress perfect for a simple wedding dress alternative or for a dramatic races day look. A slender waist is created by sitting slightly higher than the natural waist and synched with a detachable belt. A full circular skirt with pockets adds plenty of 1950s drama. Available in a beautiful White Sparkle as shown, a Powder Blue Sparkle or in a Molten Blue and Gold jacquard.
We were invited to take part in one of a series of Speakers lunches at Coworth Park Ascot. The audience enjoyed a beautiful Michelin Star 3 course lunch with champagne and chocolates. During coffee Suzannah spoke about her history and told the story of her career and the brand path. Then she progressed into the etiquette for the social season events and what to wear for black and white tie whilst our beautiful model Rebecca walked the room in her Suzannah outfits dressed from head to heel in coordinated stylish millinery dress coat and shoes. Kate Wilkinson provided the make up and hair and created Rebecca into a perfect modern-day Audrey Hepburn. Here are the etiquette guidelines with accompanying photographs from the event…x
Dresses and skirts should be of modest length de ned as falling just above the knee or longer.
Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater.
Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full length and of matching material and colour.
Jumpsuits are welcome. They should be of full-length to the ankle, with regulations matching that for dresses.
Hats should be worn; however a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.
Fascinators are not permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm).
Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted.
Midriffs must be covered.
Queen Anne and Village Enclosures
Ladies within the main Queen Anne Enclosure and Village Enclosure areas are encouraged to dress in a manner as benefits a formal occasion and ladies are kindly asked to take note of the following:
A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted.
Trouser suits and jumpsuits must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above.
Midriffs must be covered.
Shorts are not permitted.
Whilst encouraging racegoers to wear smart clothes, no formal dress code applies in the Windsor Enclosure except that replica sports shirts are not permitted.
Ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts with a hemline below the knee. Ladies will not be admitted wearing divided skirts, culottes or trousers of any kind.
Whilst not a requirement, it is customary for ladies to wear hats.
The atmosphere is less formal than the Stewards’ Enclosure as there is no dress code, although many who attend do enter into the spirit of the Regatta, wearing club blazers and other rowing apparel.
The world’s first wedding department store has opened in London. The Wedding Gallery brings together bridal parties and industry experts into a hub of creativity, planning and expertise. Over two floors number One Marylebone Road will introduce you to a carefully curated selection of wedding brands, helping you find everything that you need to plan your perfect day. There are many different styles appointments available – from a complimentary appointment that enables you to browse through the space and get familiar with The Wedding Gallery offering, to guided appointment where under the guidance of a Wedding Gallery Consultant, you will receive advice on your wedding planning process. We are thrilled to have a beautiful edit of Suzannah’s occasion wear there, highlighting modern mother of the bride and mother of the groom styles. We also specialise in alternative bride outfits. We recommend a visit!
Beautiful coverage of Katherine Jenkins this month in Hello! Katherine is photographed wearing the Grandad Midi Dress Peony Print. Naturally beautiful and easy to wear. The Grandad dress is a variation on our best selling silk tea dress silhouette.
Style with a soft beautiful cashmere knit or peachy pink accessories like Katherine … x
A fabulous Wimbledon round up for Suzannah dresses this year 2016..x
Well done Andy Murray ! Such a well earned beautiful gold trophy after such a thrilling match to top of incredible performance at Wimbledon this year.
And of course Serena Williams. I had the pleasure of watching Serena on centre court from the Royal Box this Tuesday. Such power. Such an icon for women and for the future of tennis. A great sport . So inspiring .
Here are a few pictures from our Wimbledon week. We proudly saw Pippa Middleton, Ellie Goulding, HRH Countess of Wessex and Gill Brook , the Wimbledon chairman’s wife all wearing Suzannah dresses in the Royal Box this week. Thank you also to Tatler for the coverage in their Wimbledon shopping guide for suggesting our Hot-house hearts shirt dress as the perfect wear.
Wonderful coverage of Pippa Middleton wearing the Suzannah brand to the first day of Wimbledon today. Pippa wore the Monaco dress in Ivory and pinks. A beautiful strawberry and cream combination for the sunny day at The All England Club.
We were thrilled to see some of our outfits at the service as part of the Queen’s 90th celebrations at the weekend for the National service of Thanksgiving.
HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex wore a bespoke coat dress which we designed specifically for this occasion. The coat dress was originated from a beautiful 1940’s archive piece which we sourced in Paris earlier in the year and was originally from the States. The beautiful soft shoulder line and elegant collar-line lengthened the silhouette and acted as a beautiful frame to support the full fluid skirt part. The waistline was pitched slightly higher and swept down into the small of the back to give plenty of space for a dramatic hem sweep.
The coat dress was cut to be slightly a-frame at the front to skim the hips, with the fullness and drama thrown into the back seam-lines. The front hemline was rounded and soft to echo the raglan shoulder and collar with subtle echoes of this curvature in the cuff too.
The entire coat was made in London from a beautiful wool silk, and fully lined in silk whilst being fully mounted onto silk organza.
The result, a demure feminine piece which was worn with of course upmost elegance and grace.
Jane Taylor created the beautiful millinery, which she created to match the coat dress.
Autumn Phillips ( show below wearing the Kaleidoscope Racing Green) and the Countess of Ulster ( wearing the Wave dress with bespoke silk trims) also sported Suzannah looks. Autumn’s dress was coordinated with a beautiful feather and lace hat by Emily Baxendale, and Claire’s outfit was accessorised with the Jay hat by Awon Golding..x