The hostess with the mostest!

The hostess with the mostest!

Now that we're finally able to invite guests to our homes and gardens, it's time to start entertaining! Whether you're putting on a spread for a special occasion, or having friends round for a summer cocktail party, it's a great excuse to get dressed up for the occasion. We like to imagine ourselves in one of those wonderfully decadent Slim Aarons images by the pool in Palm Springs or in the grounds of a Tuscan estate, surrounded by great friends, good food, and exemplary style!

The latter we can most certainly help you with. With overseas holidays looking increasingly unlikely this summer, a new wardrobe investment for a homebound soiree might be just the panacea you're after. It may not improve your tan but it will provide a booster shot of confidence and self-esteem! 

SERENA DRESS LONG CIRCLE IVORY DIONISO TAFFETA

SERENA DRESS LONG
CIRCLE IVORY
DIONISO TAFFETA

NANCY DRESS CREAM DAVENPORT SILK DEVORE CHIFFON

NANCY DRESS CREAM
DAVENPORT SILK
DEVORE CHIFFON

First stop on our Slim Aarons fantasy adventure is the blooming world of floral dresses which never fail to put a spring in our step. From the classic English garden motifs to more exotic and powerful floral prints, flowery dresses bring a fresh and charming energy to one's summer wardrobe, and as the host it sets just the right uplifting tone for your get together. We have some wonderfully diverse floral prints this season, cut in a range of different silhouettes to complement all body types.

AMELIA DRESS IVORY ARMENIA SILK

AMELIA DRESS IVORY
ARMENIA SILK

EMILY DRESS CORAL RED CREASE RESIST MARLE LINEN

EMILY DRESS CORAL
RED CREASE RESIST
MARLE LINEN

For a slightly more reserved look, our Amelia dress is a beautifully soft and feminine option for summer days. Fully lined, it features a coral Georgette skirt and a slash neck, all in Italian embroidered silk organza. We also love this season's Emily dress which we've cut in a stunning crease-resist linen. Sleek, minimal and confidently feminine, it boasts a lovely textural finish. With cropped sleeves and subtle belt detail, it is a very chic option for summer events, and pairs well with a variety of cropped blousons or longer coats.

Which leads us nicely on to some our favourite pieces form the collection - summer jackets. With the British summer as it is, a lightweight coat is non-negotiable, and when you're hosting a party or soiree, it provides functionality on the one hand while also being extremely chic. Linen is of course one of our favourite fabrics for the summer thanks to its lightweight breathable weave and nuanced texture. 

WESTMINSTER COAT LILAC TILDESLEY CREASE RESIST LINEN

WESTMINSTER COAT
LILAC TILDESLEY
CREASE RESIST LINEN

WESTMINSTER COAT PALE BLUE COPENHAGEN CREASE RESIST LINEN

WESTMINSTER COAT PALE
BLUE COPENHAGEN
CREASE RESIST LINEN

Our Westminster coat is a wonderful option is you prefer your coat to finish around the knee. It's a flattering, slim-line coat in embroidered french linen and  features a grown-on collar, creating a sleek neckline. Contrast silk piping and scalloped edges, alongside covered silk button detailing make it a real statement style. Another of our favourite styles is the Belgravia coat. We've created it in a longer line silk organza style featuring a back-button design with regular pockets and single back vent, with a geometric pattern in hues of lilac. 

BELGRAVIA COAT WHITE LISBON COTTON

BELGRAVIA COAT
WHITE LISBON COTTON

BELGRAVIA COAT CRÈME BRYCE SILK ORGANZA

BELGRAVIA COAT
CRÈME BRYCE
SILK ORGANZA

If you prefer a floral style, then we also have created a silk organza version in a soft peach tone. Finished with a beautiful geometric floral motif, this longer line  coat features a back button design with regular pockets and a single back vent. Complete with a working button cuff, the pale peach hue makes it a very sophisticated option for all manner of summer events.

Of course this is just the tip of the entertaining iceberg when it comes to Favourbrook creations. We would wholly recommend a trip to our Pall Mall boutique to feel and try on the dresses and coats for yourself for there's nothing quite like experiencing the tactility and fit of our creations in the flesh!

Shop the Spring/Summer collection here.

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