Favourite pieces from our collection…x

We have produced a beautiful Spring Summer 2018 collection with new printed silk pieces to style up or down. Key pieces include our silk Odette Jumpsuit with a classic coin sized polka dot, a wonderfully flattering relaxed wear. Similarly, tailored from our gorgeous silk which has been printed in Italy the silk polo neck top in the reverse coin sized polka dot and high waisted slim trousers are perfect versatile pieces to take you stylishly from day through to event! We have also updated our classic tea dress with a round slit neck line and 3/4 sleeves. Introduced in several prints, the poppy red quill feather print is certainly a team favourite and can translate through the seasons easily.

Odette Jumpsuit Polka Dot, £1050

 

Polka Silk Polo, £550

 

Odette Tea Dress Quill Feathers Red, £750

 

Invitation to our fashion show…x

We would love to invite you to our evening charity Fashion Show in support of MENCAP.

The event is on Monday 12th March 2018 from 6.30pm until 9.30pm at The Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City.

A drinks and canapé reception will be followed by a beautiful SUZANNAH fashion show together with the collaborations of SUZANNAH and the best in British millinery.

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Beautiful ballerina Darcey Bussell in Suzannah…x

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.

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Darcey Busell in V Curve Grande White Sparkle
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Suzannah speaks at Coworth Park… x

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

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The Eleanor Dress Spring Summer 2018
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The Debutante Dress in Lilac Gazar Spring Summer 2018
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The Odette Tea Dress Polka Dot Spring Summer 2018
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The Obsession Ballerina Dress in Silk Gazar Watermelon
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The Collins Long Dress
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The Cashmere Midi Coat in Dove Grey with The Blythe Gown Shattered Glass Jacquard

 

Style Etiquette 

Ascot

Royal Enclosure

  • 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.

Windsor Enclosure

Whilst encouraging racegoers to wear smart clothes, no formal dress code applies in the Windsor Enclosure except that replica sports shirts are not permitted.

Henley

Stewards Enclosure

  • 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.

Regatta Enclosure

  • 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.

Wimbledon

Royal Box

  • No official dress code
  • Can be cold so could need a coat
  • No need for hat
  • Tea Dress is a good option

Glynedbourne

  • Formal evening dress is customary for the summer Festival.
  • Given the perils of the British weather, it is advisable to bring an additional, warm layer: cardigans, wraps and jackets are a good idea
  • Lisa Dress is a good option

 

Under the Radar Brands..x

A fabulous article about Suzannah in today’s Daily Telegraph. A fabulous listing amongst other fabulous brands as under the radar and up and coming.

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/lisa-armstrong/TMG10603151/Top-10-under-the-radar-fashion-brands.html

SUZANNAH

The low-down: Classic, beautifully made-to-measure dresses, suits and wedding dresses with a vintage-but-not-too-vintage vibe.
What makes this different from the rest? Whether you visit her boutique in London, near Selfridges on Oxford Street, or online, the first thing you’ll see is ready-to-wear styles. If you’re looking for modifications or want to ensure you have a one-off, that is available. All customized pieces are made in London.
What’s the damage? From £295 for an off-the-peg jacket, £425 for a silk tea-dress, up to £900-plus for bespoke, depending on fabrics. Wedding dresses are under £2,000.
Why you should know: Suzannah Crabb worked for both M&S and Karen Millen. Made-to-measure takes a up to 12 weeks and requires a couple of fittings. It’s worth the investment, these are deceptively simple dresses in silks and satins that won’t date, glamorous yet playful. No wonder they appeal to all types, from fashion editors to young royals (who look their best when wearing her).
Bottom line: Because her bespoke is adapted from her ready-to-wear, you get a clear idea of what your made-to-measure will look like; that takes the stress and fear out of ordering.
Suzannah.com LATele Under the radar brands

 

Holly Willoughby wears Suzannah

The gorgeous Holly Willoughby was just spotted wearing the Hepburn dress, a style we’re bringing back in black and white in the spring. 1940’s belle, we say…x

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Grace & Wilde Shapewear Now Available at Suzannah

We are happy to announce that we are now offering Grace & Wilde Shapewear at the boutique. Grace & Wilde is a luxury shapewear brand from Geneva, Switzerland. The finest performance fabrics and revolutionary technology allow these garments to deliver fabulous shaping while being virtually seamless. This shapewear is so beautiful, it’s meant to be shown off! We are offering The Dress, The Slip, and The Pant in black, blush and chocolate. We have tried the shapewear on and we can confirm they are no-fuss, modern and reduce your measurements by a whole size.

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UK manufacturing skills a lure for luxury brands

Great to see many luxury brands are now starting to use British manufacturing again. It’s something we at Suzannah are passionate about.

So we wanted to share this article with you.

UK manufacturing skills a lure for luxury brands | Reuters.

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Peplum Cocktail Dresses at Suzannah..This is our favourite x

The new sporty boudoir peplum dress has a wonderful 1940s vibe with clean modern athletic appeal.

Semi sheer organdie and vintage inspired silk twill are carefully tailored and immaculately cut and pieced together to

make a sharp and sculpted dress which has seasonless and timeless appeal.

The navy silk triple organza encases boning to give a shaped bodice and sculpted peplum. This really is a shape to give a fabulous waist and curvature

reminiscent of a 1940’s belle!

The skirt part falls into a nipped in pencil shape, below the knee with souring high back vent.

The perfect little red dress in Martha’s diary Vogue.co.uk


Martha Ward spotted our new little red dress at London Fashion Week and wrote a short piece about it in her fashion week diary on Vogue.co.uk this morning.

The Red Kaleidoscope dress is a sculpted retro inspired dress made from a matt structured silk gazar. The fun circular skirt is held into place by hoops of crinoline,  Gorgeously fun and beautifully playful in an oh so chic way…
I fancy wearing mine with block mid heels…x