20 Monday, 29 June 2009 London Lite Ourpickofthefanciestoutfits W ere about to hit July and chances are that your summer diary is filled with weddings, engage- ment dos, birthdays and garden parties (read drunken barbecues). This hectic social calendar means you need to put some thought into your occasion-wear wardrobe. But trying to decide if your favourite dress is too short for church, whether you should go for a feathery fascinator over a lampshade hat, or if that fabulous silk jumpsuit really is appropriate can be a headache. Then theres the fear of turning up in the same dress as another guest. Dont panic -- were here to help. Check out our pick of the best dresses and acces- sories, opposite. Obviously, what you decide to wear does depend on what kind of event you are going to. City weddings allow for more left-field choices. This is when you can attempt peg trousers, city shorts or even that amazing jump suit, as proceedings are a lot less formal and stuffy. If you are lucky enough to be attending a wedding abroad, then the dress code gets even more relaxed. Take typical Ibiza-style weddings like make-up artist Charlotte Tilburys a few years ago: Kate Moss rocked up in a maxi dress and Jade Jagger wore a slashed-to-the-navel floral tea-style dress. You can really push the fashion boundaries at these more hedon- istic occasions, as pretty much anything goes -- except boring pastels. And if your event is of the traditional nature, simply play up to that posh country-vintage look. Channel your favourite decade, from delicately beaded Twenties and Thirties flapper frocks accessorised with cute headbands and embellished handbags to Forties dresses worn with a string of pearls and Fifties floral prom dresses paired with framed handbags and peep-toe heels. Whatever you wear, its important that you are comfortable and wont be tugging down a too-short skirt which rides up with every movement, or flashing an obscene amount of cleavage at the vicar. Another tip is to consider what you wear underneath. If you opt for a sheer, floaty maxi, make sure the other guests wont be ogling at the outline of your thong as soon as you step into the sun. And if you are going backless or strap- less, buy a suitable bra -- tacky straps are a big no-no. Let the social whirl commence... BY REBECCA BOYCE THISWEEK lite loves Literary line: Celia Birtwell is to redesign classic book covers Hers His IN&OUTTONIGHT The arT of reading sTylishly FAshIOnIsTAs and fiction fans rejoice! Celia Birtwell, acclaimed textile designer, style icon and prints princess, has teamed-up with Whites Books to design exclusive new book jackets for classics such as emily Bronts Wuthering heights and Charlotte Bronts Jane eyre. Priced at 19.95, theyre a must-have for any would-be sophisticates library. (even if your library is just the pile of books on your bedside table.) Bug Banishing These light summer evenings are lovely -- until some nasty mosquito comes and gives you a whacking great bite. Which is why were excited about Mrs Whites Unstung hero (roullierwhite.com, 15 per 250ml bottle). Its a pleasantly fragranced tea-based eau de cologne that claims to keep those minging mozzies away. After all, who wants industrial- strength Deet melting their nail varnish? domesTic sluTTery One of our favourite blogs is that of the fabulously named domesticsluttery.com -- which is, by its own thelook TessDaly& VernonKay Howto wowin wedding season CAMILLA RIDLEY-DAY Cardigan 68, Cold MethodDress 95, C&C at my- wardrobe.com Belt 30, Topshop Bag 270, Vivienne Westwood Shoes 54.99, River Island Shirt 45, Monsoon Jeans 22.50, Lee at Debenhams Shoes 45, Topman index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html