When it comes to parties, Alice Naylor-Leyland certainly knows a thing or two. When it comes to dressing for parties, however, she knows an awful lot more. Here, the writer, designer, influencer and It Girl shares some of her favourite dresses and occasionwear, now available to buy online.
Socialite, designer and writer Alice Naylor-Leyland is regularly photographed attending the most incredible parties - or she is hosting them. Every occasion requires the perfect outfit and Alice's style has become as coveted as her diary planner. Here, Alice curates a selection of dresses that are perfect for every party and event, [now available to buy online](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/edit/the-summer-season-by-alice-naylor-leyland).
Alice's 30th birthday party was a rather fantastical affair. Hosted at Stibbington House, her fairy tale country home, the celebration was inspired by the imagination of fashion photographer Tim Walker and featured pastel-dyed sheep, garlands of bright balloons, miniature ponies, laurels of summer flowers and a Dixieland jazz band. It propelled her into both social media fame and the pages of _Vogue_’s prestigious September issue (where she is now a contributing writer).
For the big bash, Alice wore a kaleidoscope Gucci dress, replete with pleats, tiers and bows, and custom Charlotte Olympia heels. Because when it comes to parties and special occasions, Alice knows that how a dress makes you feel is as important as the guest list, the soundtrack and the menu (if not more so...). So, in that spirit, Alice has compiled an edit of her favourite occasionwear to make you feel marvellous, from delightfully ruffled dresses to vibrantly printed jumpsuits.
Alice is known for her whimsical approach to life and her love of colour and print, all of which come through in the incredible interior decor of her homes, the table centre pieces and settings for which she is renowned and her much-envied wardrobe. It also comes through in this beautiful curation. From the [Preen Imogene dress](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-FNW-Site/en_GB/Product-Show?pid=2530008172235) to [Dodo Bar Or's Enid dress](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-FNW-Site/en_GB/Product-Show?pid=0000436194-MELISSAPURPLE) and [Temperley London’s Gaia dress](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-FNW-Site/en_GB/Product-Show?pid=2530010674123), Alice has chosen dresses with a vintage feel and distinctly feminine details that exemplify her irreverent style. You’ll also see her eye for colour and pattern in her choice of the Stine Goya Judi dress, the Baum und Pferdgarten Aerin dress and [Seren’s Truman jumpsuit](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/jumpsuits-and-playsuits/jumpsuits/truman-silk-satin-jumpsuit/2530009778085.html), which will add a dash of joy to your wardrobe and spirit.
So whether you’re looking for the perfect birthday party frock or something spectacular for a special occasion, discover Alice’s top picks below.