Autumn dresses are here ladies - and have we got a feisty bunch for you. It is a whole new season - no more heatwaves (unless you're basking in a glorious Indian Summer now) and we are falling forward towards the party season at a fast pace. Despite the chill in the air, let's celebrate the change by creating a brand new game plan. This autumnal guide will put you into the mood for going out and discovering fabulous events taking place across the UK. From cocktail festivals to stimulating dining experiences, DesignMyNight has once again teamed with Little Black Dress to create a one-stop bible to those special places to be seen this season. And of course, it wouldn't be the same without a fabulous new wardrobe. . .
Time to Wear Autumn Dresses
Outfit inspiration: Daniel Sandler's swirl of Audrey for autumn colour pop. Bag by
Johnny Loves Rosie. Faux Fur Coats at the ready from Club L London.
Firstly, forget about hibernating. Whether it’s at the top the Gherkin, on a pop-up beach or in a foliage-filled greenhouse, our gorgeous cities are king when it comes to beautiful places to be seen. Ditch your cosy bake-offs and homemade fayre, instead, put on your favourite autumn dress and celebrate the best the UK has to offer. We think you'd be crazy not to download this sizzling autumn guide right now. . .
The Brig - London
However, if it's a night on the town you are in need of, remember small is beautiful. Haha, how do you fancy a night at London’s smallest bar? Find the secret entrance to The Brig
and enter a code to gain access to this exclusive hideaway. You even get your own private bartender! We think Club L London
has a perfect selection of eye-popping dresses for this cloak and dagger night out. Don't forget the faux fur to ward off the chill. Not only can you order bespoke cocktails, but you’ll also get the chance to shake up some of your own as you get behind the bar to whip up a few punchy concoctions.
Journey to the Underworld - London
Black Tie Dinner date. Adrianna Pappell and shrug. Make up: Daniel Sandler's Watercolour liquid blush in cherry. Ruby Drop earrings by Johnny Loves Rosie
And, your autumn guide continues with this flavorsome idea courtesy of the Master Chef finalist Louisa Ellis. Brought to you by the creators of The Murdér Express, this immersive dining experience combines interactive entertainment with tasty food. Head to Pedley Street Station for an out-of-this-world adventure at Journey to the Underworld
, with a mouth-watering menu. If you’re a foodie with a penchant for theatrics, you’ll want to hop aboard this train. Add a touch of elegant glamour with the Adrianna Papell
long black evening gown and black shrug for a dash of timeless glamour - one of our favourite autumn dresses.
Gin-House Burlesque - London
Caption: Be seen wearing Jessica Wright Black LBD and sparkle Earrings.
Meanwhile, we invite you to experience a slinky show-stopper as east London’s finest members’ club invites Gin-House Burlesque
for a series of roaring prohibition parties. You’re in for a night of dancing and debauchery. With showgirl extraordinaire s, burlesque queens and snake charming vixens taking to the stage, you'll have a fantastic evening of entertainment. Explore the Nadine Merabi
range of red-carpet autumn dresses or alternatively opt for this Towie favourite from Jess Wright
. We love The Lily Dress, it's an all season favourite. Just don't forget a warm cover up for the red-eye train or taxi back home.
Divine Proportions - London
Caption: Pretty in Pink. Raishma bow dress; add a heart locket for feminine glamour. And, a swirl of Daniel Sandler luxury matt lipstick in Gigi . Finally, place all your must-haves inside a Johnny Loves Rosie clutch bag - in dusky pink
Continuing our theme of timeless glamour, we're delighted to say the Shotgun Carousel
are back, and this time they’re imploring you to descend into the depths of Greek mythology. Located in the subterranean Vaults, this is set to be a hedonistic evening bursting with priestesses, racy cabaret and courses themed after mythical deities.You’ll be worshiping Dionysus, the god of wine, with a five-course Bacchanalian banquet. Explore the Raishma range autumn dresses
to get into the spirit of adventure this autumn.
The Candlelight Club - Autumn Dress Inspo
It's Great Gatsby Time! Be seen wearing this Hollywood fringe flapper GatsbyLady dress. Try this luxury lip gloss by Daniel Sandler in Skinny Dip and add finishing touches with a GatsbyLady headband
Dust off that flapper dress
and polish those brogues because you’re about to be transported to the days of bygone days of Prohibition. Set in a top secret London location which houses an opulent east London ballroom, The Candlelight Club
offers live jazz music, variety shows and a lavish three-course menu all set in true 1920s style. Don’t miss the capital’s best kept secret and discover the Gatsby Lady range
of vintage autumn dresses to get into the real spirit of the evening.
The Gastrophysics Chef’s Table - LondonBe seen wearing the luxury designer, Aidan Mattox. We are loving these cuff earrings by Johnnie Loves Rosie: £18 . Add a swirl of Daniel Sandler lipstick in pucker:
Immerse yourself in a world of gastronomy, with a ten-course feast created by Kitchen Theory chef Jozef Youssef. Blurring the lines between science and food, you’ll get a taste of London’s amazing chef’s table, which makes for an intimate experience. Here, you will discover unique dishes perfectly paired with delicious wines and cocktails. Discover our exclusive Aidan Mattox luxury capsule of autumn dresses
to experience this mouth-watering menu at the Gastrophysics Chef's Table
Flight Club - Manchester
Add a touch of glimmer eyeshadow. And then wear arm candy from Jywal. What better way to be seen wearing this delightful Ariella Jasmine evening LBD.
Manchester is about to get a whole lot hotter, as Flight Club
lands on King Street this October. Brought to you by the team behind Social Darts. It's all about bespoke cocktails, seasonal sharing plates and an electric atmosphere. Whether you’re on a first date or big night out after work. It's time to take aim and prepare for a buzzing night out. Discover Ariella London's classic but modern twist on a cocktail dress for a night you will remember in Mad-chester. . .
Cocktails in the City - Edinburgh
Anyone for a cocktail? Be seen in Honor Gold's Erin Berry halter midi dress, new in for AW18. Add an Adrianna Papell designer shrug for chilly evenings and for a touch of '50's glamour. Don't forget this fabulous luxury lip gloss in truffle for kissable lips.
It’s back. Yep, Cocktails in the City
is taking over Edinburgh once again, with two whole days dedicated to booze. Rub shoulders with the city’s best bartenders from the likes of Juniper Bar, Hawksmoor and Panda & Sons all under one roof. You can even mix things up a little, with an exclusive masterclass or discover new flavours at tasting tables. Discover the Honor Gold
collection for a tasty selection of cocktail perfect dresses
for the party season
18/81 - Birmingham's Cocktail Scene
Autumn colours are the best. Be seen wearing our Closet London Luxe for Less jumpsuit £63.75 .
Add bronze cheeks
and a splash of all-round tan: £26
by Fake Bake
And finally, shaking up Birmingham’s cocktail scene, 18/81
is the slinky cocktail bar championing pre-batched and premixed concoctions. The brainchild of The Edgbaston Hotel’s Robert Wood, you’ll be sipping on reimagined classics. Think dry martinis, complex daiquiris and punchy painkillers, with multi-course tasting menus for dedicated imbibers. Discover the new AW18 Closet London
for various desk to bar options
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