Leading British designer Bruce Oldfield has for a very long time been one of Jan’s favourite designers; indeed, Jan still cherishes a giant Bruce Oldfield silk square which he gave her way back in the last century, which she wears as a sarong over swimwear.
Oldfield’s iconic bridal wear keeps him firmly at the top of his game. When Kate Middleton married Prince William back in 2011, Jan felt certain the future Duchess of Cambridge would choose a Bruce Oldfield bridal gown but Jan was wrong; Princess Kate chose Alexander McQueen instead, but it still doesn’t alter Jan’s view that Oldfield is one of Britain’s very best if not the best occasion wear designers. And, normally, with Oldfield’s kudos and covet ability go eye-watering prices….
But (and for once this is a truly welcome “but”), we can suddenly afford Oldfield for a big special occasion because he has designed a simply divine occasion wear line exclusively for John Lewis called Bruce by Bruce Oldfield.
All the Oldfield hallmarks are there: beautiful fabrics and superbly flattering cuts, plus the Oldfield details which elevate a piece making it truly outstanding. And while some of the dresses are sleeveless, they can be paired with exquisite matching jackets or (matching) lightweight coats.
Whether you are the Mother of the Bride (or the mother of the groom), a second-time-around or mature bride, a wedding guest or heading for a day’s racing at Royal Ascot. Or just heading to any smart daytime occasion where you need to appear uber-chic, Bruce by Bruce Oldfield at John Lewis is the collection for you. The 42-piece collection also includes a few items for evening wear, notably a pair of black wide-leg palazzos which could become our go-to partywear trousers for the next decade, and a couple of truly pretty maxi dresses.
Jan and Cyndy literally love every piece, but if forced to choose, these would be their absolute favourites:
Take a look and tell us which outfit is your favourite below…
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