Sparkle and Shine at Summer's Finest Events

From: 23rd May 2024

As the days grow longer and the sun finally starts to shine a little brighter, it's time to dust off those summer dresses and prepare for a season filled with unforgettable events. From glamorous prom nights to sophisticated Ascot races, the excitement of Wimbledon, lively university parties, and buzzing music festivals, the calendar is brimming with opportunities to bring out our finest outfits and shine like the summer sun. So, let's discover how to make a statement with our wardrobe and accessories at these wonderful occasions.

Prom: A Night to Remember

For many 16 year olds, prom is the highlight of the academic year—a magical evening filled with music, dancing, and celebration. A tradition which started in America but is now very popular in the UK too – it marks the end of GCSE exams and the end of school for many who may be heading off to college, apprenticeships or jobs. Planning for prom starts months in advance, (well for the girls anyway…) from choosing the perfect dress to finding the right accessories to complement your look. Dress choosing is a very serious business and no one wants to turn up in the same dress as someone else. The hunt for a unique and special dress starts early and many year groups create an online group where they add the dress they have chosen, so no one else with replicate it. Pastel colours are all the trend for proms dresses in 2024. With sleek and fitted styles with flowing silhouettes, and sequin or glitter details. Think elegant evening gowns in baby blue, pastel peach, or lilac shades that shimmer under the dance floor lights.

When it comes to accessories, nothing adds a touch of elegance quite like silver jewellery set with sparkling cubic zirconia stones. Cavendish French have a collection to suit any dress style. They are all handmade and have all the look and sparkle of diamonds without breaking the bank…of mum and dad. Our delicate vintage style aqua drop earrings frame your face beautifully, while our rainbow cubic zirconia studded silver bracelet adds a touch of glamour to your wrist.To complete your look, consider a delicate statement necklace that draws attention to your neckline and complements the dress's design. With the right jewellery, you'll feel like the belle of the ball. 

Ascot and Ladies Day: Dress to Impress

The prestigious Ascot races and Ladies Day in particular, are quintessential British events synonymous with glamour and high fashion. It's the perfect occasion to showcase your individual flair, complete with eye-catching and often outrageous hats and impeccably tailored outfits. Whether you opt for a classic dress and heels or dare to make a statement with bold patterns and vibrant colours, one thing is certain attention to detail is key.

A day at the races demands an outfit that exudes elegance and style. Think structured dresses, tailored skirts, and chic trouser suits. Fascinators and hats are a must, with elaborate designs that can range from subtly elegant to extravagantly eye-catching. Pair your outfit with exquisite handmade silver jewellery to add a touch of class. From elegant stud earrings such as our new Folded Curls to classic silver bangles, (our Crossover Bangle is a customer favourite – cuff in style so easy to put on and off but so elegant) silver accessories speak volumes about your personailty and taste.

Wimbledon Tennis: The Timeless Tennis Bracelet

Wimbledon is not just a sporting event; it's a cultural phenomenon that brings together tradition, elegance, and a touch of glamour. While the world watches the thrilling matches, fashion enthusiasts also focus on the outfilts worn by spectators. Among the many accessories that have become synonymous with Wimbledon is the tennis bracelet.

The tennis bracelet, a slim, elegant band of diamonds or cubic zirconia set in precious metal, gained its name in a rather unexpected way. During the 1987 U.S. Open, tennis player Chris Evert famously paused a match to search for her diamond bracelet after it fell off her wrist whilst she was serving. Since then, this style of bracelet has been dubbed the "tennis bracelet."

Recently, the tennis bracelet has surged in popularity again, thanks in part to its appearance in the film "Challengers," where Zendaya's character is seen wearing this timeless piece. Its classic design and sparkling beauty make it a versatile accessory that can be dressed up or down. Whether you're attending Wimbledon or simply want to add a touch of elegance to your summer wardrobe, a tennis bracelet is a perfect choice. We have a collection of the classic design in sterling silver, plated in 18 carat yellow gold and some set with cubic zirconia stones in a rainbow of colours rather than clear sparkling stones. 

University Summer Parties: End-of-Year Extravaganza

As the academic year draws to a close, university students eagerly anticipate the summer party season - a time to unwind, celebrate achievements, and say goodbye to exams forever. From picturesque garden parties to extravagant balls, these events offer the perfect opportunity to showcase your style prowess.

University summer parties are often held in stunning venues adorned with fairy lights, floral decorations, and elegant marquees. Imagine dancing under the stars, enjoying wonderful food, and perhaps even a fireworks display to complete the night. When it comes to what to wear, think cute cocktail dresses, wide legged summery trousers, or even elegant maxi dresses that flow beautifully as you move.

To complement your outfit, opt for silver statement jewellery. Sparkling cocktail rings, bold statement necklaces, and intricate earrings can transform a simple dress into a show-stopping look. These pieces, reminiscent of fine gem jewellery, add a touch of luxury without the worry or hefty price tag, allowing you to shine brightly as you celebrate the end of another successful academic year.

Summer Music Festivals: Cool and Casual Vibes

For those who enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, summer music festivals provide the ultimate opportunity to let loose and embrace your inner bohemian spirit. From Glastonbury to Reading and Leeds, these events offer a diverse lineup of music genres and a chance to express yourself through fashion.

Festival fashion is all about comfort, creativity, and a touch of whimsy. Think flowy dresses, distressed denim shorts, crop tops, and quirky accessories like fringe bags and statement sunglasses. Footwear should be practical yet stylish - consider ankle boots or comfortable sandals that can handle a day of dancing and exploring. If the weather is awful, wellies are a must and have been spotted being worn by many celebrities over the years. Kate Moss is one I particularly remember. 

When it comes to jewellery, opt for pieces that are both stylish and practical. Layered necklaces, beaded bracelets, and hoop earrings add a touch of edge to your look without weighing you down. How about our Geometric Wave Hoops and cute silver Karma Rose Beaded Bracelet. Consider jewellery made from durable materials such as silver, that can withstand festival life. Silver pieces with cubic zirconia accents offer the perfect balance of sparkle and sturdiness, ensuring you look fabulous from dawn to dusk.

Sparkle and Shine This Summer

Whether you're dancing the night away at prom, sipping champagne at Ascot, or soaking up the sun at a music festival, let your outfit shine bright and your jewellery sparkle – choose accessories that complement your look and highlight your individuality. After all, summer is the season of endless possibilities and unforgettable moments.