It's now official... summer is over! September is here and we're begrudgingly preparing for those long, cold nights to draw in. However, this definitely does not mean that your wardrobe also has to suffer. Although we'll now be opting for slightly more muted shades (LBD's are top of the agenda), we've got the perfect outfits for an array of September occasions. Whether you're planning on relaxing in a bar with a cocktail in hand, going out for a swanky dinner or hitting the clubs, there's always a reason to dress up in a gorgeous new dress. Just make sure you carry a coat and brolly... you can never predict the British weather!

Classic

Coco Chanel is the ideal style icon to look to when you're channelling a classic look, and the Lipstick Boutique Talia Dress, £65, is without a doubt one of the hottest dresses of the season. The black and white monochrome style with a crop top overlay is perfectly chic for the season ahead, while the nipped in waist is figure flattering and slimming. Team with simple jewellery, an elegant clutch and high heels for the ultimate classic look.

Shop the outfit: Lipstick Boutique Talia Dress, £65, Krystal London Linked Bracelet, £60, Reiss Clasby Clutch in Gold, £113.50, Aftershock London Josephine Shoe in Black, £79.

 

Feminine

Who says florals are just for summer? The Chi Chi London Blossom Dress, £44.99, is perfect for understated flirty and feminine winter glamour. Taking a twist on the LBD with a subtle floral print, the dress features a fit and flare skirt, which is ideal for accentuating the waist. The V-neckline and sheer mesh shoulder panels make this dress ideal for a transitional day to night outfit - pair with a heeled ankle boot in the day and then emphasize the floral print with a statement white heel when you hit the town. Delicate earrings and a fuss-free clutch are the perfect accessories for this girly and feminine outfit.

Shop the outfit: Chi Chi London Blossom Dress, £44.99, Fiorelli Black Magic Filigree Earrings, £30, Aftershock London Jamie Clutch in Black, £39, Mifani Ibiza Shoe in White, was £159, now £89.50.

 

Glamorous

For a night of decadent glamour, the Body Frock Samantha Dress, £180, is the perfect LBD. This elegant maxi dress is beautifully tailored to be flattering on any figure, and with delicate straps and a simple design, it means that you can go for all out glamour with your accessories. Team with a statement gold necklace and earrings, embellished clutch, and a gold heel to achieve a glittering ensemble worthy of the red-carpet. A glass of champagne in hand is also the perfect finish... well that can be your excuse anyway!

Shop the outfit: Body Frock Samantha Dress, £180, Krystal London Tiger Drop Necklace, £35, Krystal London Tiger Drop Earrings, £35, Aftershock London Millie Embellished Clutch in Black, £89, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Beige, £64.

 

Sexy

Sexy teamed with elegance is the perfect combination, and to make an eye catching entrance while you're out in a cocktail bar, or get the wow factor for date night, then the Forever Unique Emmy Two-Piece, £275, is your go to outfit. This top and skirt combo with a slinky mesh insert at the chest, injects the perfect amount of sex appeal and highlights all your most desirable curves. And there's another bonus, the long sleeves and skirt will keep you nice and toasty out on those winter nights! Team with statement earrings, a tasteful black clutch, and a snakeskin heel adds extra charm to this sexy look.

Shop the outfit: Forever Unique Emmy Two-Piece, £275, Krystal London Lily Earrings in Amethyst, £25, Reiss Clasby Clutch in Black, £113.50, Aftershock London Louise Shoe in Beige, £74.

 

Unique

For a stand-out, unique look ideal for a night in the clubs or at a glitzy party, choose the vibrant yet gorgeously stylish Ruby Ray Beaded Dress with Black Stripes, £220. Designed to add some sparkle in to your wardrobe, the burgundy colour is the perfect transitional tone from those bright, neon summer looks, while the black bandage-style stripes are perfectly on trend. Team with gold accessories and a cute clutch to make a unique statement.

Shop the outfit: Ruby Ray Beaded Dress with Black Stripes, £220, Fiorelli Gold Hoop Spike Earrings, £25, Aftershock London Layla Grey Hard Case Clutch, £103, Aftershock London Josephine Shoe in Gold, £75.

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