The Henley Regatta is a classic British event but I have to admit I didn’t know much about it until this weekend. I found out that it’s a day to get dressed up and hang out with some gorgeous people in the sun. You can bring a picnic and there’s entertainment from a pop up bar area run by the nightclub that celebrities love in London – Mahiki.
This meant that not only were there celebrities but they arrived in style. I drove down but Little Mix star Leigh Anne Pinnock took a helicopter. That’s a sign you’ve made it!
She was the first celebrity I saw and I had immediate dress envy. Her cream midi dress was feminine, kept her cool in the heat and seemed to have a gorgeous texture. Here’s a closer look:
At the regatta, there are rowing events, with groups of hot men in small Lycra parading around waiting to get into The Thames. Always a bonus! But you don’t need to know anything about boats or even like the water to attend. You can just chill out and observe the hotties!
Another celebrity who looked fabulous was Made in Chelsea’s Toff, who was also in cream in a skater dress. I like a skater dress in hot weather as the flowy skirt keeps your legs cool.
Michelle Keegan, with new hubby Mark Wright, also has a floaty skirt but her white skirt was the centrepiece of the outfit. It was boho chic mixed with a city girl edge with the black crop top. I’d say Lipsy designer Michelle is starting a new movement there – urban boho.
Lady Victoria Hervey, who we last saw on celebrity ski-ing show The Jump, looked lovely in a cream cotton day dress. I like the detail around the neckline. I would add a suede fringed bag for an extra boho vibe.
The good thing about all these dresses, which is also essential for a summer wedding outfit, is that they can all be worn from day til late at night. The Mahiki area went on til late with lots and lots of dancing. Although I didn’t know much about it before, I’m now adding it to my calendar of celebrity summer events along with all the festivals, the racing and the tennis.
What’s your highlight of the summer?
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