The party line
Getting all dressed up when you have somewhere to go
Why is it t hat t he mother of t he groom nearly always looks like a human Quality Street? And that come racing season we never manage to be appropriately dressed for the weather? The t r ick to avoiding t hese pit falls is in the preparation. Cue J Crew’s new Ready-to-party collection: whether it’s a tulle skirt, a scallop-hemmed top or a seersucker dress, each of the 21 pieces will help to solve a summer-event conundrum, come rain or shine. Tulle ball skirt, £218, and cotton T-shirt, £27, both jcrew.com.