Dress to impress: Guide to formal wear 2018

As the save the dates roll in for another summer of weddings, thoughts begin to turn to what to wear. From tailoring and two pieces to formal gowns, the choice can often be overwhelming. To help you stand out from the crowd at the next wedding you attend, swap high street stores for one of the region’s occasion wear boutiques.


Dress Code Nine

Unit 21, Allshots Enterprises, Woodhouse Lane, Kelvedon CO5 9DF | Tel: 01376 587949

Located in the heart of Essex, in Kelvedon, Dress Code Nine specialise in formal wear for all occasions and feature designers such as Kiss Me Kate Designs, Jora Collections and Eliza & Ethan – to name a few! A personal service is top priority and there are over 200 dresses to browse, plus a newly opened prom department for younger guests. dresscodenine.co.uk

Photos by Dress Code Nine
Photos by Dress Code Nine

Dusk till Dawn

1st Floor Dagnall House, Stanley Court, Olney, MK46 5NH | Tel: 01234 712200


Providing a one to one service, the boutique stocks a huge range of evening, occasion and prom wear. You may even be lucky enough to pick up a one-off designer piece! www.dusktdawn.co.uk

Photos by Dress Code Nine
Photos by Dress Code Nine

Cream Rose

7 High Street, Fenstanton, Cambs PE28 9LQ | Tel: 01480 461187

No matter your style you’re bound to find something at Cream Rose.

Offering dresses for all occasions, visitors can take advantage of co-owner Luanne’s stylist expertise. The Style Room; a spacious private room, is great for mothers of the bride looking to make the most of the shopping occasion. www.cream-rose.co.uk

Photos by Dress Code Nine
Photos by Dress Code Nine

Martha V

9-11 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8LX | Tel: 01638 666320

This beautiful store stocks a wide range of well-known fashion brands and regularly features up and coming designers. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable and will be able to assist you in finding the perfect outfit and accessories for your special occasion. www.marthav.co.uk

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