woman looking over shoulder wearing Emiliee hot pink dress

What to wear to a garden party

Spring and summertime are the best times of year for socialising with friends and family. With the weather glorious, the sun shining down, flowers blooming and everyone in their favourite  outfits, we think it beats winter! Spring and summer also mean the return of garden parties, which is something we miss dearly during the colder months of the year. Picking an outfit for a garden party can be tricky, though! Worry no more as NADINE MERABI can guide you through what to wear to a garden party below.


Garden party dress code

Traditionally, garden parties were for members of high society and anyone attending was required to wear formal attire. This type of dress code was befitting for members of high society but, over time, that etiquette and dress code has softened.

In the modern era of garden parties, the dress code is a lot more relaxed. If you’re attending a garden party today, the type of clothes worn will be high-quality but comfort is favoured more over formality. Lighter colours and looser, more comfortable clothing is the right path to tread. One must also think about the changeable weather and the potential for a chillier evening when considering an outfit.

One other thing to remember, aside from your outfit of choice, is to take a small gift to the host to say thank you for the invite. A little gesture goes a long way!


What to wear to a garden party

At NADINE MERABI, we love garden parties! We’re guessing you do too but just need some advice on the type of outfit you should be wearing. Here are six style tips to help you decide what to wear to a garden party:

  • Lightweight fabrics
  • Summer colours
  • Floral style
  • Flowing silhouette
  • Wide-leg trousers
  • Lightweight jacket

Lightweight fabrics

Our first tip for what to wear to a garden party is all about lightweight fabrics. Whether you’re at a party in the spring or summer, you’ll be outside for the majority of the day, exposed to the sun and the heat. It may not be too hot in the spring, but in the summertime, you’re likely going to experience hot weather.

To combat the heat, try to wear lightweight fabrics like linen which are  very breathable.


Summer colours

In terms of colours to wear, you should always try and aim for brighter shades. Something that matches the summer months, like light blue, baby pink and yellow. If the dress code is a classier, higher society type deal then consider wearing the EMILEE hot pink dress.

This dress is a beautiful beaded garment with a square neckline and a feathered hemline. It’s the perfect garden party dress and the light shade of blue is ideal for the summer months.

woman stood wearing Emiliee hot pink dress with one foot in front of the other wearing nude heeled sandal


Floral style

Another tip for garden party attire is to aim for floral-style outfits. Floral prints are a staple for the summer months so make for the perfect outfit choice for a garden party.

If you’re looking for a floral dress that’s ideal for summer then look no further than that OLIVIA white dress from NADINE MERABI. This elegant dress features floral embroidered detailing with lace trim around the top bodice and waistline. What’s even better is that OLIVIA is cut for a close fit which enhances your figure and even includes padded cups and underwire which stay in place all day.

woman stood with hand to the side wearing Olivia white dress and silver sparkly heeled sandals


Flowing silhouette

Loose-fitting clothes, like flowing maxi dresses, are another wardrobe essential for garden parties. They’re a reliable and comfortable style that would be ideal for wearing outdoors at an all-day garden party.


Wide-leg trousers

It’s not just dresses that you can wear to a garden party. You can go for something a little more comfortable with wide-leg trousers.

For some bright, stylish and ultra-modern trousers that would be ideal for your next garden party, consider KIRA. These trousers feature a figure-skimming cut with a wide-leg hem for comfort during warmer days. If it’s getting chilly in the evening, you could also pair it with its matching KIRA jacket.

close up of woman wearing pink Kira jacket and bralet top


Lightweight jacket

In terms of jackets, you may need one for your next garden party. Whether it’s spring or summer, you’re likely to get slightly chilly at some point in the evening or afternoon. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to take a jacket or blazer along with you.

Our MARGOT white blazer is simply perfect for wearing at a garden party thanks to its soft white shade and feathered trim sleeves.

close up of woman wearing Margot white blazer with faux feather white cuffs


Garden party outfits at NADINE MERABI

Now you know what to wear to a garden party, you can browse NADINE MERABI’s wide range of stunning outfits. There’s so much to choose from at NADINE MERABI, like our wide selection of shorts, tops, suits, and much more.

You can also find specific occasional clothing, such as for brides, bridesmaids, honeymoons, and more. Every NADINE MERABI piece is made by hand using the finest quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship to ensure these pieces last for a lifetime.

If you have any questions about our range of clothing or would like to check your order, do not hesitate to contact us at 0161 850 4295, or email us at hello@nadinemerabi.com.
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