To celebrate our partnership with delectable Champagne experts, Taittinger, (did you know we're giving away a bottle to the first 30 customers to buy a dress from our new collection?!) they've  given us all the insider knowledge on the reason behind all those different types of Champagne. Yes there's even one to perfectly complement your afternoon tea! So without further ado, here's Taittinger's best bubblys to suit any occasion...

"There's nothing quite like finding that perfect dress - one that both flatters your figure and fits the occasion flawlessly. Once your glad rags are sorted, eyelashes glued in place and curlers or straighteners heated, make sure to pop the perfect bubbly to complement your outfit and the night ahead. In our eyes, the family owned and run Champagne Taittinger, has the ultimate range, with a go-to fizz for every frock and occasion."

A Night on the Town

"When having a long overdue catch up with the girls, slip on your cocktail dress, squeeze into your heels, up the glitz and pop a bottle of Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV (£47 John Lewis, Harrods, Harvey Nichols).  A sec Champagne such as this has just a hint of sweetness to balance the acidity, making it perfect to enjoy late into the night.  ‘Nocturne’ from Taittinger is concealed within a glamorous metallic purple sleeve to mirror the night time style. Share a glass or two and a fantastic night is inevitable!" taittingernocturne-style-jpg - Copy

What to wear...

A night on the town calls for a stand-out mini dress, and the Goddiva Cross Sequin Bandage Dress in Red, £80, gives you all of the glitz and glamour for a night of painting the town red. Let this dazzling dress, which by the way is so autumn/winter 2014, do all the talking and team with simple accessories and a clutch. Heels are a must and a black sandal is the perfect addition to this sexy little number.


Shop the outfit: Goddiva Cross Sequin Bandage Dress in Red, £80, Krystal London Linked Bracelet, £60, Reiss Clasby Clutch in Gold, £113.50, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Black, £64.

Cocktails and Dinner Party

"If you've been rushing around all day perfecting new recipes to impress your guests, regain composure, brush the flour out of your hair and have a couple of bottles of Taittinger Brut Réserve NV (£38.99, Sainsburys, Majestic, Waitrose) on ice. When welcoming guests into your home, it seems only fitting to do so with the signature Champagne of the house. Smile, in your elegant little number, you will be the toast of the evening." taittingerbrutnv-style-jpg (3) - Copy

What to wear...

Cocktails and dinner parties scream elegance and sophistication, and so the Forever Unique Barbara Pencil Dress, £275, is the ideal dress for this occasion. The figure hugging silhouette makes for a classic and refined style, whilst the jewelled neck detail adds that all important glamour. Accentuate the embellishment on this dress by teaming with black accessories. An art-deco inspired bracelet completes a truly captivating ensemble.


Shop the outfit: Forever Unique Barbara Pencil Dress, £275, Johnny Loves Rosie Oval Panel Bracelet, £22, Reiss Clasby Clutch in Black, £113.50, Aftershock London Josephine Shoe in Black £79.

Afternoon Tea

"Take time out of your hectic schedule to don a waist nipping tea dress and tuck into bite sized macaroons, finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones. The fresh strawberry and crushed raspberry flavours of Taittinger Prestige Rosé (£47, Waitrose, Majestic, Wine Rack), ensure an extra dimension of afternoon tea indulgence and the true feeling of the Great British Summer." taittingerrosenv-style-jpg (2) - Copy

What to wear...

Prim and proper occasions such as Afternoon Tea call for your most refined look, and the Kate Fearnley Nina Dress, £195, is the ideal ladylike attire. Keep the outfit ultra feminine with a dusty pink clutch and elegant court shoes. A cute pair of studs are an added touch.


Shop the outfit: Kate Fearnley Nina Dress, £195, Johnny Loves Rosie Pink Cherry Sparkle Stud Earrings, £12, Aftershock London Ruth Clutch in Pink, £44, Aftershock London Lydia Pointed High Heels in Nude and Black, £69.


"Whether you'll be dressed head-to-toe in the finest crushed silk or a one-off vintage number, on your wedding day only a rich and complex vintage Champagne will do for you and your guests. Taittinger Vintage 2006 (£53, John Lewis, Fresh & Wild, Fortnum & Mason) is guaranteed to make your special day even more memorable. Be sure to share a glass with your bridesmaids before you walk down the aisle, or with the cutting of the cake and post ceremony surrounded by your loved ones." taitt

What to wear...

For a wedding guest, the fun and flirty Honor Gold Freya Dress in Mint, was £80, now £40, is the perfect transitional dress for a day to night occasion. The bold mint colour is eye-catching (without taking attention away from the bride, of course,) and the skater style silhouette is classic yet on trend. This simplistic dress calls for excessive gold jewellery and an embellished clutch is a perfect accompaniment. Pair with gold heels, and an all important headpiece and just hope your host has treated you to a glass of vintage Taittinger!


Shop the outfit: Honor Gold Freya Dress in Mint, was £80, now £40, Fiorelli Gold Chain Earring with Gold Bar, £12, Rachel Black Millinery Sparkle Headband, £265, Aftershock London Millie Embellished Clutch in Gold, £89,Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Beige, £64.

The Red Carpet

At a red carpet event only the finest Champagne should be the leading star and a vintage one at that. One which has elegance, delicacy and poise to complement the evening’s tumbling jewels and satin gowns. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2005 (£147, Berry Bros & Rudd, Waitrose, Hedonism) crafted with 100% Chardonnay would be the ultimate choice. Its Chardonnay dominance giving it that edge when it comes to grace and finesse, and it might just alleviate the pre-award acceptance speech jitters too! taittingercomtesblancs-jpg - Copy

What to wear...

Red-carpet glamour is our favourite kind of glamour, and the ideal opportunity to bring out a statement little black dress. The Lipstick Boutique Paulina Dress, £80, makes for the ultimate LBD, teaming an elegant lace bodice with a seductive side split. This captivating gown calls for dazzling statement earrings and an elegant clutch. Mimic the nude and black toned bodice in your shoes for a high-end look. uygk
Shop the outfit: Lipstick Boutique Paulina Dress, £80Krystal London Tiger Drops Earrings, £35, Aftershock Jamie Clutch bag in Black, £39Aftershock London Becky Shoe in Black, £64.