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Summer Styling

November 21, 2019

Summer Styling

With longer days and summer right on our doorstep, we have lots of summer events to start planning and look forward to. Whether that’s a wedding or your work end of year/Christmas party or a backyard BBQ it’s exciting to think about all the fun summer outfits you will wear. Here is some of our summer outfit inspiration to help plan your next summer event look.

The Wedding Look

Summer weddings call for light dresses and sunglasses with something you can throw on to take you through to the evening reception. A scarf can be the perfect way to avoid carrying around a jacket and provides a nice light layer that will keep you warm once the sun goes down.

Floral Dress , Blue and Yellow Dress, Blue shoes, Pink shoesScarf, Iridescent earrings, Blue earrings, Sunglasses


The BBQ Look

Warm summer evenings are the best times to have a BBQ with friends. This is a great occasion to wear your favorite summer dress. Pair it with slides or sneakers for an effortless look. Alternatively, you could wear a top with a skirt or jeans, just go with whatever feels good.

Dress, Skirt, Top, Sneakers, Sandals, Heart earrings, Flower earrings, Sunglasses 


The Christmas Party Look

Christmas parties are the perfect excuse to wear your favourite party dress. Pair it with some little black shoes and some Christmassy accessories and you’re good to go. Don’t forget a Christmas red lip!

Gold dress, White dress, Red and blue dressEarrings, Mules, Heels, Lipstick 

These looks can be adapted for just about every summer event, so mix and match to find what works best for you. Whether it’s more formal or casual there are loads of ways to style your favourite dresses for summer. Come in and get your own look at the Wilson Trollope Style Session happening this Saturday 23 November.

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Body measurements of Wilson Trollope sizes*
   Size    Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
6 78 65 92
8 83 70 97
10 88 75 102
12 93 80 107
14 98 85 112
16 103 90 117
*To take your measurements, please see our instructions below
Comparison of Wilson Trollope sizes with international sizes
Wilson Trollope     6          8         10       12      14  
Australia/UK 6 8 10 12 14
USA 2 4 6 8 10
EU 32 34 36 38 40
Japan 9 11 13 

There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.

When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug.  If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.

To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.

Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.  

Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.

Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.

Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – annabelle@wilsontrollope.com, she is here to help.