The clocks have gone forward and summer sunshine is on the horizon, you know what that means - it’s April. We can finally start to show a bit of skin without getting frostbite. What better way to celebrate than to strut your stuff in a gorgeous dress at one of these events recommended by party enthusiasts and event insiders Designmynight.com. Read on for the coolest places to go and outfit inspiration for all your spring occasions.  

The Black Cat Presents Salon Des Artistes at Hotel Café Royal, London

cafe rotal eventThe Black Cat have the honour of performing their show, Salon Des Artistes, in the Oscar Wilde Room in Hotel Café Royal. Not only is this a historical venue (and the location Team LBD did their incredible SS15 photoshoot and debut collection launch party!) , it can tell a few stories of the rich and famous, like The Beatles and Mick Jagger. Ticket prices start at £35, which includes general admission, and climb as high as £99 which will get you an exquisite dinner and some bubbles. The show will start at 8.15pm and will include magicians, exquisite dancers and everything in between. When: Friday 3 April. Where: Hotel Café Royale. Find out more here.

What to wear...

Don your finest for one of London's most prestigious hotels and join the fantasy in a fabulous feathered frock for true head-turning style. The cafe royal outfit Shop the outfit: Fiorelli Nancy Rose Plated Pink Preciosa Crystal Small Oval Necklace, £28Aftershock London Becki Embellished Hard Case Clutch Bag, £54.95Virgos Lounge Noir Shoe, £250  

Turnaround Masquerade Party at The Vaults, Birmingham

The-Vaults-Brum-BarHide your identity at Turnaround Masquerade Party for a night gleaming with excitement and boldness. An eccentric, glitzy crowd will gather to celebrate being fabulous, so ensure you dress to kill. A professional photographer will be gliding around snapping some Kodak moments and if you’re lucky you’ll win a prize! Tickets cost £20 so you can splash out on a dapper outfit. When: Sunday 5 April. Where: The Vaults. Find out more here.

What to wear...

There's nothing like a long ball gown to wow at a Masquerade ball and The LBD Rita Dress in Monochrome, £110, is just the ticket to make an impressive entrance. Teamed with statement accessories and a sophisticated pointed toe heel, this look is the epitome of chic. masquerade outfit Shop the outfit: Adele Marie Applique Statement Necklace, was £60, now £54Fiorelli Darcy Gold and Preciosa Crystal Turquoise Stone Drop Earrings, £32Virgos Lounge Carmela Shoe, £220Aftershock London Valarie Black Evening Clutch Bag, £64.95.  

70’s Disco Drinks @ Christabel’s Cocktail Bar, London

70s-disco-drinks-christabelsCalling all retro divas, Christabel’s Cocktail Bar is holding their 70’s Disco Drinks on the 9th of April. This charismatic bunch will bring the 70’s back to life and tickets come in at £40. Inspired cocktails and nibbles will be the centre of attention; you’ll find yourself eating munchable flowers and edible disco balls. I think it’s safe to say that this is the perfect excuse to break in your seventies wardrobe ladies. When: Thursday 9 April. Where: Christabel’s Cocktail Bar. Find out more here.

What to wear...

This has to be the best occasion to embrace this summer's huge seventies trend and what better way than with a cool jumpsuit; perfect for partying and the unpredictable April weather. This quirky printed Bernshaw Nicola Jumpsuit, £275, is the perfect injection of the retro trend and paired with a vivid pink heel and cool gold accessories you'll be the best dressed guest. 70s style Shop the outfit: Virgos Lounge Freya Shoe, £230, Aftershock London Embellished Evening Clutch Bag, £74.95, Fiorelli Aurelia Long Gold Multi Drop Earrings, £14, Adele Marie Gold Crochet Necklace, was £60, now £54  

Dinner Dance at the Disappearing Dining Club, London

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Dinner Dance at the Disappearing Dining club is a real treat, for £56 you will be immersed in a world of hidden fantasy. Held in a secret venue, you will be informed of the location a few days prior to the decadent event. Tickets include a cocktail and a four course dinner with a DJ to pry you away from your homes until the early hours. Everything kick-starts at 7pm and £1 from each ticket will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust. When: Saturday 18 April. Where: a secret location. Find out more here.

What to wear...

Don your chicest cocktail dress for this suave soireee and pair with glittering tonal accessories. This dazzling coral Virgos Lounge Athena Dress, £220, as seen on TOWIE beauty Sam Faiers, is the perfect, stand-out option for a chic evening out. cocktial outfit idea Shop the outfit: Virgos Lounge Carine Shoe, £230, Fiorelli Nancy Rose Plated Pink Preciosa Crystal Oval Earrings, £35.  

Botanical Speakeasy at Christabel’s Cocktail Bar, London

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Take a step away from reality with Christabel’s Cocktail Bar and grab a ticket to their Botanical Speakeasy. Creativity knows no bounds at this cocktail heavy pop-up, you even get to pick your own herbs to spice up your cocktail from their seasonable herb garden! Tickets are £45 and include five beautifully crafted cocktails and eight moreish bites. The interior will include some wonderfully weird suspended foliage and floral installations, everything that speaks cool really. When: Thursday 16 April. Where: Christabel’s Cocktail Bar. Find out more here.

What to wear...

Dress for the occasion in summer's most popular reoccurring trend, florals. Have your own botanical moment in this beautiful Lipstick Boutique Ariella Jess Wright Floral Dress, £55, and pair with metallic accessories; a ladylike headband will add something a little different and wear with killer heels to add a sexy touch to this ultra feminine look. cocktail chic floral dress Shop the outfit: Virgos Lounge Alegra Shoe, £220, Aftershock London Gracie Hardcase Clutch Bag, £50, Johnny Loves Rosie Blue Bead Swirl & Metallic Hairband, £12. For more gorgeous dresses for your favourite spring events, shop from our New In section to get something new and unique.