Head-turning dresses for grand entrances – and exits

Summer’s elaborately decorated confections harbour a host of intricate details that guarantee a scene-stealing appearance. Styling by Ann Shore. Photography by Damian Foxe

Reem Acra flower embellished organza skirt, about £3,200. Dior silk chiffon dress, £6,200. Rosamosario Chantilly lace and silk satin Bambinella I Love You trousers (just seen), about £530. VV Rouleaux silk and velvet rose, £15, and silk rose, £69
Reem Acra flower embellished organza skirt, about £3,200. Dior silk chiffon dress, £6,200. Rosamosario Chantilly lace and silk satin Bambinella I Love You trousers (just seen), about £530. VV Rouleaux silk and velvet rose, £15, and silk rose, £69
Valentino silk tulle and velvet embroidered dress, £13,285. VV Rouleaux cotton roses, £20 each
Valentino silk tulle and velvet embroidered dress, £13,285. VV Rouleaux cotton roses, £20 each
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Simone Rocha lace skirt, £1,995, and silk organza dress, £1,800. No 21 single cotton pompoms earring (worn on back of dress), about £70. Lace fabric (worn around waist), stylist’s own
Simone Rocha lace skirt, £1,995, and silk organza dress, £1,800. No 21 single cotton pompoms earring (worn on back of dress), about £70. Lace fabric (worn around waist), stylist’s own
Prada silk chiffon and ostrich feather dress, £1,590. Rosamosario Chantilly lace and silk Nudita Ricca bra (worn over dress), about £235. Elizabeth Emanuel Studio tulle and silk satin boa, price on request, made to order. VV Rouleaux silk rose (under boa), £49
Prada silk chiffon and ostrich feather dress, £1,590. Rosamosario Chantilly lace and silk Nudita Ricca bra (worn over dress), about £235. Elizabeth Emanuel Studio tulle and silk satin boa, price on request, made to order. VV Rouleaux silk rose (under boa), £49
Zimmermann cotton-mix dress, £4,479, and suede boots, £1,121. Dior antique gold finish and white resin pearl Tribales earrings, £240. Chair and vintage fabrics, stylist’s own
Zimmermann cotton-mix dress, £4,479, and suede boots, £1,121. Dior antique gold finish and white resin pearl Tribales earrings, £240. Chair and vintage fabrics, stylist’s own
Alberta Ferretti polyester-mix mesh jacquard top, £810, and cotton skirt, £770. Simone Rocha single Perspex earring, £330
Alberta Ferretti polyester-mix mesh jacquard top, £810, and cotton skirt, £770. Simone Rocha single Perspex earring, £330
Rick Owens linen/cotton top, £1,535, and silk skirt, £1,856. Veil, stylist’s own
Rick Owens linen/cotton top, £1,535, and silk skirt, £1,856. Veil, stylist’s own
Dior silk tulle dress, £16,000. La Perla silk and lace briefs, £315
Dior silk tulle dress, £16,000. La Perla silk and lace briefs, £315
Elizabeth Emanuel Studio silk tulle, satin and lace gown, price on request, made to order. Veil, stylist’s own
Elizabeth Emanuel Studio silk tulle, satin and lace gown, price on request, made to order. Veil, stylist’s own
Felicity Brown recycled silk and cotton top, £390. Ray Harris stamped organza and polyester skirt, £425. VV Rouleaux silk and velvet rose, £44, and silk rose, £65
Felicity Brown recycled silk and cotton top, £390. Ray Harris stamped organza and polyester skirt, £425. VV Rouleaux silk and velvet rose, £44, and silk rose, £65
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